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Pushing Hands 8 – Tactic of Interception

This is part eightof a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands tactic of interception When you have become skillful in applying the tactic of instantaneous counter, you can progress to the tactic of inception. In the...

Pushing Hands 7 – Instantaneous Encounters

This is part seven of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands instantaneous encounters We defeat our opponents because we have advantages over them. These advantages may be created by you or offered to you by your...

Pushing Hands 6 – Confusing Attacks

This is part six of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands confusing attacks As you and your partner continue in your training, you will find that neither of you can push the other off by using the tactic of...

Pushing Hands 5 – Continuous Attacks

This is part five of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands continuous attacks After you have practiced Pushing Hands as explained in series 1-4 for a few months, you should be able to defeat in Taijiquan Pushing...
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Pushing Hands 4 – Left and Back Attacks

Pushing Hands 4 – Left and Back Attacks

This is part four of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands left attack. After you are familiar with the right side attack, you can progress to the left side attack as follows. Javier and Ricarrdo are in the ready...

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Pushing Hands 3 – Right Attack

Pushing Hands 3 – Right Attack

This is part three of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands. As you progress in your frontal attacks, you will soon face with a technical problem, especially if your opponent is massive. You will find that it is...

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Pushing Hands Part 2 – Front Attack

Pushing Hands Part 2 – Front Attack

This is part two of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands. After you have acquired some skills in sensing your opponents, flowing energy, following your opponent and leading him -- but not before -- you may proceed...

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Pushing Hands Part 1 Introduction

Pushing Hands Part 1 Introduction

This is part one of a multi-part series by the legendary Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit on the art of pushing hands. "Pushing Hands", known as "Tui Shou" in Chinese, is a very special feature of Taijiquan. It is however not unique because this special training method is...

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Tai Chi Secrets of Ancient Masters

Tai Chi Secrets of Ancient Masters

Note: Tai Chi Secrets of Ancient Masters was reproduced with consent by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and appears in his latest book "Tai Chi Secrets of Ancient Masters", available May 1999. If you like this article The Dragon's List highly recommends this and all of Dr....

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The Secret of Martial Power — Jin Training

The Secret of Martial Power — Jin Training

Jin training is a very important part of the Chinese martial arts, but there is very little written on the subject in English. Theoretically, Jin can be defined as "using the concentrated mind to lead the Qi to energize the muscles and thus manifest the power to its...

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Kicking at a Glance

Kicking at a Glance

A common misconception is that kicks must be targeted from the waist and above to be effective. However, high kicks expose vital portions of one’s body. The groin and support leg are usually fully exposed with high kicks, making these sorts of techniques riskier than they need be.

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Unarmed And Deadly Baguazhang

Unarmed And Deadly Baguazhang

Master Erle Montaigue discusses Baguazhang. And this is what I tend to teach Law Enforcement Officers in brief workshops. Usually they have been taught by their training officers or by other workshop teachers the same old useless methods of self-defence like the old X...

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Teaching to Teach

Teaching to Teach

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding experiences, especially when making a difference in someone else’s life. But conversely it can also be the most nerve-wracking and frustrating. The most common frustration for teachers is when the student does not pay attention or focus, and this is occurs as often with adults as it does with children. The key to surviving these situations is patience.

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Flowery Or The Real Deal? (Kung Fu Forms Effective)

Flowery Or The Real Deal? (Kung Fu Forms Effective)

Author David Alcon discusses kung fu forms effective. Every one of us has at some point ventured down to the local bookstore and picked out a specific martial arts text that we think will change our outlook. Several weeks after finishing the book it begins to collect...

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