June 28, 2010
English 1 – Germany 4
June 22, 2010
Love the way this dancer do her stuff – no no no, I am not crossing over to “dancing”.
But just look and see how she keeps loose and focusing “power” only at the end of each move?
Arrgh, the often cited but misinterpreted “inch power” whipping and splashing that characterizes Fuzhou Cranes.
This dancer actually moves according to the way it is explicated in classic White Crane texts.
Coming from a Saolim background, it took me quite awhile to execute my Crane techniques in this manner.
The old Chinese Kung Fu idiom: – “It easy to learn Kung Fu but it is very hard to rectify Kung Fu”…….
Hear hear …..
June 21, 2010
Well like I said earlier, these last few weeks had been crazy….. Work ,work and more work …..No letting up in sight too!!!
But anyway, did managed to squeeze in some “fun” that came in the shape of a DVD entitled “It might get loud”; 3 guitar icons coming together and just “touch hands”.
Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White – 3 of the most important names in the world of 6 strings just sparring, sharing and shaking up everything around them – what can I say?
Except maybe that Kung Fu folks should take a leaf from these guys.
Let the hands and not egos do the talking – then maybe then, we will rock n’ roll……..
“Hey hey mama said the way you move,
Gon’ make you sweat, gon’ make you groove.
Ah-ah child way you shake that thing,
Gon’ make you burn, gon’ make you sting.
Hey hey baby when you walk that way,
Watch your heartache drip, can’t keep away. “
June 19, 2010
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Just in case you can’t find this, click here.
Good to know mainland’s perception of TCMA and Wushu……..
May 27, 2010
Full story here.
May 17, 2010
Ooookay, it’s that time again – answer emails…..
Firstly, again, allow me to apologize to those who have written in with invitations to be friends over at youtube and facebook etc etc..
Like I explained before, I am just about able to cope as it is; juggling my time doing this and that and the last thing I need is to commit to something I cannot upkeep.
Many emails received asked for specific articles in old magazines, video clips and info about schools and Sifus; I would try my best to oblige.
Someone wrote in to ask whether I subscribe to the theory that CKF was influenced by her neighbor India.
Well, for as long as I could remember, many elders before me spoke of the extraordinary relationship between India and China through the early ages; written documents attest to this.
I guess for most folks, looking at contemporary Indian fighting arts, they find it difficult to reconcile the 2 countries’fighting art forms.
I recall a Saolim elder telling me that to see the connection, you got to concentrate on the stick arts; they are telling movements to relate the 2.
Got a mainland clip here that might just do that; no background info but apparently a northern form. Something that you would expect to see Chuo Jiao, Sanhuangpaochui and Shaolin exponents do.
Reminds me of something from the “crazy” stick series ………