Teaching Wushu: Preparing for Competitions
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Teaching Wushu: Preparing for Competitions

Wushu is an umbrella term for numerous Chinese martial, folk, and ritual arts. A literal translation from the original is always very difficult because of the philosophical and historical overtones, and complex concepts are rarely deciphered unambiguously. The term “wushu” ( 武术 wǔshù) consists of two characters “Wu” (武 wǔ) for “military, martial” and “shu”…

“Empty Power” – 10 quotes from the book about Qigong

“Empty Power” – 10 quotes from the book about Qigong

“Empty power” (kong jin,空劲) — Paul Don calls his book which he published in 2006. This book is very curious because we all know the sceptical attitude towards any mystical force in martial arts. especially foreigners who are into MMA and so on. Already in the preface, the author literally touches a nerve: “Can a…

Shaolin kung fu certification

Shaolin kung fu certification

Traditional Shaolin kung fu was historically not had stages, levels, grades and any certificates and diplomas, artificially marking skill of the student. The kung fu fighter never competed with those with whom studied together. He always tried to be above themselves yesterday and compared their achievements only with what he had learned in hour, day,…

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