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New Website Up and Running

My new website, http://www.wulinmingshi.com is now up and running. The content from this blog will be moved over to the new website over the next couple of weeks. Any and all new content will appear on the website, so go over … Continue reading

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This Blog is Moving!

Thanks to all the readers who have stuck with this blog over the years – I know it can be frustrating when there are no updates for several months. I am now in the process of moving the content of … Continue reading

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Teacher Profile – Che Qiang

 One of the benefits of having quit my job is that I can travel and visit masters in other parts of China. One of the teachers I had been wanting to visit for a long time is Che Qiang (车强), … Continue reading

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Gordon Tso and Song style xingyiquan

Alex Kozma, the distinguished martial arts teacher and author, has produced a great interview with Gordon Tso, a Hong Kong-based teacher of Song style xingyiquan, in which Gordon talks about the history and practice of the style, how he came … Continue reading

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The Plateau Effect (or the Value of Aimless Practice)

I realize I have not updated my blog in a while – as usual, it has been a case of life getting in the way, and also not having many new insights to share! As I will be leaving China … Continue reading

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Sifus Talking Smack

It is an unfortunate truth of the kungfu world that there is no necessary connection between how skilled someone is and the size of their ego. In general, my experience in the Chinese kungfu world has been that humble teachers … Continue reading

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Wake-up call in the Chinese Jianghu

Several friends who have studied CMA in China have commented on the lack of a spirit of open sharing and exchange in the CMA world, particularly in China. Teachers from separate branches of the same style or even kungfu brothers … Continue reading

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