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Tambuli Martial ArtsMartial Arts have been a cornerstone of civilizations, culture and society for thousands of years. Not only do they provide skills and means of self-defense, but their deeper practices concern the development and self-cultivation of the individual practitioner.

The martial arts of China, Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines and other Asian countries have developed and been passed down through direct transmission, from master to disciple. These traditional practices were mind-body disciplines that forget the spirit, tempered the mind, developed the body and crafted the character of the practitioner.

TAMBULI MEDIA is proud to be a leader in the preservation and promotion of traditional martial arts and the self-cultivation they engender, through its books, videos, articles, and distance learning courses. Please browse our titles, read our blog, watch our videos, and share your favorite pages on social media.

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Rodney Grantham and Aikido in America’s Southwest

Rodney Grantham and Aikido in America’s Southwest

Rodney Grantham (~1928-2008) played a pivotal role in the push of aikido in the American Southeast. Grantham began judo in 1950 while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan as a surgical scrub nurse during the Korean War. There, he would train judo on his off-duty hours, mostly at police stations.

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Four Principles of Aikido

Four Principles of Aikido

Aikido’s four principles form the content and the methods for which the budoka can control not only themselves, but situations outside of themselves.

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Kenpo’s Key Principles and Rules

Kenpo’s Key Principles and Rules

T here is a lot of material available to those who seek to better understand American Kenpo Karate. There are new self-defense techniques, different applications of the present material or definitions, books, videos and online sites devoted to Kenpo terminology, concepts and theories. However, no one has written on what defines American Kenpo Karate.

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Dynamic Empty Hands of Fujian “Emperor Fist”

Dynamic Empty Hands of Fujian “Emperor Fist”

by Zhou Kun Ming As Quanzhou Taizuquan [aka Emperor Fist or Grand Ancestor Boxing] underwent development and refinement it experienced hardship along the way (what with Quanzhou’s political climate of that time); but as a result of this came a positive outcome for it...

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Jook Lum Southern Mantis Carries On…

Jook Lum Southern Mantis Carries On…

KWONG SAI LUNG FU SAN JOOK LUM GEE TONG LONG PAI The Southern Praying Mantis System has a history of over 200 years and is credited to Som Dart. He was a monk at Jook Lum Gee (Bamboo Forest Temple) in the shadows of Lung Fu San (Dragon Tiger Mountain) in China’s Kwong...

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The Essence of “Emperor Fist” Kung-fu

The Essence of “Emperor Fist” Kung-fu

by Mark V. Wiley It gives me great honor to present this Tambuli Media English translation of Master Zhou Kun Min’s excellent Chinese-language cannon on Taizuquan, otherwise spelled Tai Cho Kun and known as either “Grand Ancestor Boxing” or “Emperor Fist” kung-fu. To...

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