It has become a long standing misconception in the western world that Kung Fu is a martial art. Personally I blame David Carradine, but on the other hand the TV show was awesome so it’s hard to hold it against him!
There are more cultures around the world than just the Chinese who have the concept of ‘qi’ (pronounced ‘chee’). In Hindu philosophy, the term ‘prana’ is used, which translates as ‘breath of life’. Similarly, in Japanese culture we can find the word ‘ki’ used to represent the same concepts. Even closer to home with the ancient Greeks, the word ‘pneuma’ is often translated as ‘breath’ but in some contexts can refer to a persons spirit or soul. Continue reading
It’s been a long couple of weeks, I’ve been travelling the length of the UK visiting old friends and looking for a good location to open up a school. Continue reading
I’ve been writing this review for a while now, it was pretty difficult to fit three years into under 140 characters… Then I remembered that this isn’t twitter so I wrote a longer one. Enjoy!
Last weekend was one of the more interesting weekends I’ve had here in China, (although having a sword fight with Jackie Chan in the middle of Gobi Desert is still probably top of my list). Continue reading
I have a new favourite style of pushup! Continue reading
Both me and my Shifu are no stranger to back injuries. Although nowadays I have very few debilitating pains that take me out of training, in my first year of training with Master Wang, I had to take significant amounts of time off from Shaolin and Sanda when I felt my disc was prolapsing again. Continue reading