Wing Chun Secret Societies, Ip Man and Modern Fight Science

Hendrik Santo is a retired power management semiconductor design architect based in Silicon Valley, California. He has over 40 years research in Wing Chun Kuen, and…

Amazing new book! Of Fire and Water: Alchemy and Transformation by GM Rene J. Navarro

For over six decades, Grandmaster Rene J. Navarro has been on a mission, traveling the globe to learn from extraordinary masters of impossible skills, and to…

A Biological Interpretation of Qi

Qi is the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and acupuncture is one of TCM’s tools for stimulating qi. Whereas some research has been conducted on qi, scientists have not yet satisfactorily identified, measured, or explained it. Therefore, it is misleading to try to describe qi using words like energy or force. Such words are often used but have precise scientific meanings that may not apply. However, qi may have a biological basis.

GM Dan Medina | FMA Escrima Training, Masters, Teaching, Disarming | Ep.18 Transformations

Dan Medina was first introduced to martial arts with a combination of Judo and the Navy Seal Quick-Kill method. He joined the Black Masters Sphinx Karate Clan…

Ngo Cho’s Close Body Strikes

Ngo Cho Kun or Fujian Fiver Ancestor Boxing is known for its short power. In addition to short-range striking, it is also proficient at close body…

Forms of Fukien Five Ancestor Fist

The forms of ngo cho kun are classified into two main groups: chien (“conflicts,” used for training) and kun (“fist,” used for fighting). While all forms begin with the eight-movement qi kun opening fist set, the chien forms close with the movement known as hi li po pai (child holding the tablet), while the kun forms close with the movement known as chiao yung chiu (enticing hand).

Sword-Wielding Indian Granny Keeps Ancient Martial Art Alive

Meenakshi Amma, a grandmother and master swordswoman, is a picture of poise and equanimity. In a corner of the spacious, high-ceilinged room with slit windows, a few students — mainly young women — are practicing martial art moves with wooden staffs.

Rene Navarro: Man of Parts, Master of Chinese Arts

Rene has gone to the source of the ancient knowledge several times. He traveled to Chengdu in Sichuan in 1983 to study various forms of Wu Shu, such as northern spear, sword, monkey fist and cudgel. He was in China again a few years ago to teach English as a means of livelihood, but the main purpose was to explore further the ancient traditions of Shaolin kung fu in places where it is still being taught by venerable masters.

When Aikido Came to America…

Sensei Antonio Aloia grew up in a martial arts family and has spent the better part of his life practicing Aikido. He has spent a significant portion of his academic studies on researching the history of Aikido since it reached America from Japan, he is the author of the book, Aikido Comes to America. This interview was recently conducted by Tambuli Media president, Mark V. Wiley, as a deeper dive into some of the material contained with the Aloia’s ground-breaking book. 

Lameco Eskrima’s “Sulite Orehenal Group”

We as a group fought against each other countless times as well as against others who would be brought in from outside of the group to fight with us on our special “fight-day Sundays” or “Sunday gatherings,” as we would call them. When we would fight in the “backyard,” it was no holds barred; you could close range with much aggression hitting with the “punyo” or “butt of the weapon,” punch, kick, head-butt, elbow, knee, or take your opponent to the ground.