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Although many traditional Chinese skills seem to be leaving Chi and passing to the West, Choi Lee Fat skill is being kept alive by a group of Kung Fu brothers in Foshan, China. Their Sifu passed away many years ago but the Kung Fu brothers are all committed to seeing the skill pass down to the next generations. In the evenings, they meet up at their temple to practise and hone their skill and newcomers can join in. It is a one story, three roomed structure that has been provided to them by the...

Self Defence for Women

Allinurl Self Defence For Women

Being attacked from behind in the street is something that many women are aware could happen. Fig 1 Our attacker grabs the me around the neck and pulls me backwards. I must stay calm, not panic and not fight against his strength. Fig 2 iii. Following the pull, I step back with him and use an elbow to strike him forcibly in the abdomen. This halts the attacker and gives me a chance to defend myself. Fig 3a amp b The elbow strike causes the attacker to lean forwards, this gives me space to...

Getting The m Look

As someone who has always done lots of physical activity, including tennis and squash, as well as many different forms of dance, including flamenco, I am very aware of the physical differences each activity demands. One sport will work one set of muscles, while another will work a different set. If you only ever indulge in one sport, working one set of muscles, the other muscles will be neglected and will ache when you try to use them. This can come as a surprise if you think you are fit. When...

Tui

Everything in nature has different sides. One side is not better than the other, and it all depends on the circumstance as to which is more advantageous. However, if we can understand the advantages and disadvantages of all sides, then we can decide what to do with the advantages and how to avoid the disadvantages. I started studying martial arts when I was 14 years old. That was over 30 years ago. Wing Chun was my first martial art and it has shaped my thinking of Kung Fu. In 1 983 I began my...

Passing Away Evil Energy

During these hard times Leung Sheung and Lok Yiu looked after him as much as they could. Then more and more students began to study and so everything became a lot easier. Master Tsui Sheung Tin Grandmaster Ip Man's third student says, In my opinion, if it were not for the persistence of Leung Sheung and Lok Yiu to continue studying during those difficult early days, thus enabling the grandmaster to continue to teach Wing Chun at the Restaurant Workers Union, probably he Grandmaster Ip...

He Shi Jade

One day a man named He Shi who lived in the state of Chu was digging on a hillside when he found a piece of rough jade. He knew that jade was very valuable and H precious to the Emperor. In the past, people used 'chop's carved pieces of stone, jade, BjiijSBl wood, etc to use as a seal on documents. This acted as their signature. An Emperor's chop was always intricately carved and made of the finest jade. It was said that whoever held the Emperor's chop could be deemed Emperor so it was guarded...