Okay, here it is, the complete book of CLF Snake.

Ya Ya I know some of you might have this already but for those who don’t , enjoy.

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Chuo Jiao.

May 28, 2009

Chuojiao is one of the ancient martial arts of China which was propagated in Zhili (today’s HebeiProvince, China). It was developed over a thousand years ago as legend has it during the Song Dynasty by Master Deng Liang, who had developed 18 fundamental kicking methods and combined them effectively in battle. Chuojiao means ‘Piercing Foot’ and indicates the strength in developing strong and effective legwork/kicking methods. Throughout history many legendary heroes and masters were practitioners of Chuojiao, such as Master Zhou Tong (Teacher of General Yue Fei) and the outlaw Wusong (from the classical novel “Heroes of the Water Margin”).

Read more here.

I tell you, if I get to start all over again, Chuojiao, Baji and Xinyi would be my choice Northern styles’ picks. 

And please folks, this is NOT modern Wushu. I got very old books describing this style and seeing it in videos these days; I finally get to appreciate all that text and pictorial description. 

“Southern Fists Northern Kicks” …. You cannot get more “Northern” than Chuojiao.

Ah, the amazing kaleidoscope that is Chinese Kung Fu … what more can I say?

Found a superb Chuojiao clip on youtube and the scans are from one of my many books on this style.

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This is an old topic – spoke about this in one of the forums that I used to frequent …. 

“Am I am CKF Racist?”. 

Well, yes and no.

No because I don’t think CKF should be exclusive to the Chinese or Asian fighting arts restricted to Asians only. 

Hey, the world is round and it’s natural that things go in circles. 

From the West, the East has learned much in so many areas and I like to see the whole thing as a reciprocal relationship.

Didn’t I read somewhere that the world is borderless??? 

I think my stand is obvious; the fact that I have decided to pass Fuzhou Crane on to my American students Chas Fisher and Wayne Hinton says it all. 

Yes, I am a racist – dead set against the race that lies, cheats and cons … you know the down and under established norm of decent behavior.

Don’t lie – how many times did your mama teach you that huh? 

In CKF, lying about one’s lineage must be one of the most despicable acts…….

Hey, I am a big admirer of Robert De Niro and Neil Young but you will never hear me going round claiming to be related to them. 

Big fan, yes but family, NO! 

And the joke is on me if I were to forge a relationship to these folks.

Tell me, do you want to be a joke?