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Fitness is for Life

Fitness is for Life

If your exercise program is designed to burn you out and consign you to the scrap heap of humanity, best you take a long, hard look at it! One of the things that really sold me on Chinese Kung Fu was the discovery that a bunch of middle aged, very ‘normal’ looking...

Kung Fu, the Tao and Embodied Philosophy

Kung Fu, the Tao and Embodied Philosophy

  Full moon rising over the bamboos at the Kung Fu Retreat.   The three principal philosophies that have shaped Chinese Kung Fu are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Taoism is the accumulated wisdom of 4,000 years of Chinese civilisation.  Unlike many...

Great Grand Master Tan Kew Leong

Great Grand Master Tan Kew Leong

GREAT GRANDMASTER TAN KEW LEONG 师 祖 陈 九 龙 1892 -1967 Great Grand Master Tan Kew Leong (陈九 龙 Chen Jiu Long).  He was the second Master of Master Ang Lian Huat.  Master Ang learnt the Tai Chor “Tai Zu “ (Tiger) system and the famous “Song Jiang” traditional weapons from...

Fighting Strategy of the Tiger Crane Combination Art

Fighting Strategy of the Tiger Crane Combination Art

The Tiger Crane Combination art is stems from a time of great turmoil in China: a time of conflict and danger.  A time when, for a martial artist, death was a constant threat. Hence it is very direct in its fighting application.  It has never been intended for...

Zen and the Art of Kung Fu

Zen and the Art of Kung Fu

Tan Kew Leong, the author’s great grand master, demonstrates the power of real kung fu. Is Kung Fu really the ultimate path to enlightenment?  Many generations of warrior monks spread over a 1,500 year history have certainly believed it to be just that.  So what is...

Kung Fu Traditions

Kung Fu Traditions

Chinese Kung Fu is a complex discipline with a long history.  More than just a means of combat Kung Fu has history, traditions, philosophy, ethos and its own culture. It has roots that extend back into the distant past and connect us with a long lineage of dedicated...

A Brief History Of Shaolin

A Brief History Of Shaolin

Bodhidharma, called Tat Mo by the Chinese, is revered as the founder of Shaolin Kung Fu and Chan (Zen) Buddhism, the source of the tea plant and the first person to introduce shoes to China! Wu Zu a Shaolin History 少 林 詠 春 白 鹤 拳 SHAOLIN YONG CHUN WHITE CRANE TIGER –...

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