Kung fu creates heroes in homes
Billy Chong in “Super Power.”
I against I
My Student Caitlin performing the Kwan Dao
The depth of that horse stance. The straight back in the reverse bow stance. You don’t get that overnight… The quality of her stances are a testament to her dedicated training.
The history of Muay Thai was lost when the Burmese army sacked and razed Ayuddhaya to the ground. With them, much of the early Muay Thai history also went. The little we do know about Muay Thai comes from the writings of the Burmese, Cambodian, early European visitors and some of the chronicles of the Lanna Kingdom - Chiangmai.
What all sources agree on is that Muay Thai began as a close combat battlefield fighting skill. More deadly than the weapons it replaced. The sources aren’t clear and often contradict each other. But there are two main theories. One says that the art developed as the Thai people moved down from China; honed in the struggle for land. The other theory of the history of Muay Thai says that the Thai people were already here and that Muay Thai developed to defend the land and people from constant invasion threats….
"More deadly than the weapons it replaced."
I would love to learn muay thai. Like pure muay thai. No MMA influences at all. If possible go straight to thailand and learn it, and maybe even find Muay boran and learn that.
Tony Jaa Demonstrating Thai martial arts moves
Round one… Ready?… Fight!!!
Cecep Arif Rahman demonstrating the somewhat bizarre and yet highly efficient groundwork found in Silat.
Granted, if you don’t speak the language - like me - you won’t understand what’s being said but it’s easy to grasp the concepts.
Watch how he utilizes every part of his body, essentially using his arse as a pivot. He knows exactly where each limb is in relation to his opponent. Great, great stuff.
And yes, he uses this in “The Raid 2.”
Such incredible knowledge of body mechanics, and use of every limb..
If one can breath, one can be agile.
Properly Cultivate qi the result is harmless.
Storing energy in curves will result in a surplus.
From Insight into the Use of
the Thirteen Postures
by Wu Yuxiang
Trans. S.M. Rodell
I understand the first line. The other two may take some time.
Have you ever watched a boxing movie, like the old Rocky series? All the punches are exaggerated to make the fight look more dramatic and exiting. But you and I both know that if a well trained and experienced boxer hit either of us with a solid combo, we’d be on our ass. The same is true for kung fu.
Is your kung fu footwork a little sloppy? After a few sessions of this training I guarantee it wont be.
Great video of Guro Dan Inosanto I found on Youtube about the Filipino Martial Arts.
So much wisdom! Watch it just for his definition of “mixed martial arts.”
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2014 - Day 6: Photo-set Love.
Happy Birthday to Martial Artist, MMA Fighter, Invicta FC Champion, Model, Mother, and all-around badass Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson.
One of my favorite martial artists of all time.
Throat kick for the win
So many admirable qualities.