Taijiquan

Episode 16 - Mining Junk - Are forms worth mining for techniques?

Episode 16 - Mining Junk - Are forms worth mining for techniques?

Forms are windows to the past. They can show not only a fighters techniques, system, and series of counters, and counters to an opponent's counter. They are a fascinating anomaly. Are the techniques within worth the…

Episode 15 - What is Xing Yi Quan?

Episode 15 - What is Xing Yi Quan?

Forrest Chang and I discussed at great length a style of Chinese boxing known as xingyiquan. I thought I would add a follow-up explaining what Xing Yi Quan is, and share with you some of the history I uncovered while researching another project. Listen and find out more...

Episode 14 - Are Chinese Martial Arts Still Relevant? Are they worth saving? A Conversation with Forrest Chang of Xingyiquan

Episode 14 - Are Chinese Martial Arts Still Relevant? Are they worth saving? A Conversation with Forrest Chang of Xingyiquan

Are CMA (Chinese martial arts) still relevant in modern times? Are they worth saving? Over the winter, I had a chance to sit down and have a conversation with Forrest Chang of the Chinese boxing style known as xingyiquan. Forrest and I discuss the issues plaguing Chinese martial arts styles often…

Episode 10 - Patting Horses, Scout Hands, and Answering Longtime Questions...

Episode 10 - Patting Horses, Scout Hands, and Answering Longtime Questions...

Go behind the curtain in this episode as I discuss my recent (2018) discovery of the application/intent behind a move that haunted me from years - High Pat on Horse. This is from Yang style…