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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.

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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…

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

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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Introduction to Principle-Driven Skills Training

In my experience training, studying, and teaching Okinawan Goju-ryu karate, I’ve encountered a significant number of students and teachers who have shared many of my same concerns over the teaching model(s) often used to present the content of this tradition. It is...

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Chua Giok Beng and His Ngo Cho Kun

By Tan Ka Hong The following essay was written in 1956 by the late Sigong Tan Ka Hong under the pseudonym Hong Ho. It appeared in the Beng Kiam Souvenir Annual of 1956, published in celebration of Beng Kiam’s 21st Anniversary. --Editor Pugilism is one of...

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Robert Chu: In Search of Wing Chun’s Truth

These days, Robert Chu is a name that cannot be separated from the world of Wing Chun Kuen. Not only is he a master teacher of this style, but one of its foremost researchers and educators. He has co-written with Rene Ritchie, Complete Wing Chun, which is one of the...

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