Monthly Archives: May 2010

Chin Na in Tai Chi Chuan

A look at Tai Chi Chan push hands and how to use it for real self defence, rather than just competition. Continue reading

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Why Did Karate Develop It’s Linear Technique?

Karate is largely based on Kung Fu. However, most Kung Fu is circular whilst Karate has become linear. Find out why and how this is still applicable today. Continue reading

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Fighting Dirty With Karate/TKD/TSD’s Most Commonly Used Technique

The most commonly used technique in Karate, Tae Kwon D0, Tang Soo Do and many styles of Kung Fu, is Hikite. This is the pulling of a hand back to the hip whilst striking or blocking with the other. This pulling hand can be used as a vicious technique in its own right.
Find out some applications for it. Continue reading

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Soto Uke (Outside Block) & Related Kung Fu Techniques

Karate’s soto uke (outside block) is based on kung fu techniques. Here we look at some application for Soto Uke along with related Kung Fu movements. Continue reading

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Bunkai: Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan (Won Hyo, Chum Kiu)

Here we look at applications form the opening sequence of the kata/pattern Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan/Won Hyo. We also look at how it overlaps with the Wing Chun 2nd form, Chum Kiu. Continue reading

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