Chinese Wushu

Wujido 101: Powering up your Front Heel Kick

This form of practice utilizes the 5 section method integrating also two additional aspects to the player’s training regime.  One, the development of posted up strength and balance for the platform leg and two, extending and stretching with power to both extend the range of motion of the kicking and posting leg as well as powering up the joint to prevent injuries from explosive extension of your kicks.

Add to this the additional work with the lead leg variation it is […]

Wujido 101: Basic Kicking method; the Front Kick

Applying the 5 Section Kick Method

The fundamental kicking methods are four; the front kick, the roundhouse kick, the heel kick, and the back kick.  From these four kicks derive the majority of the advanced dynamic kicks that are common to almost all martial arts styles that utilize kicks as a main feature.  This means Karate, Tae kwon do, Kungfu, Muay Tai, and even Savate and other lesser known styles.

Each style has their own special nuance to the performance […]

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The Real Method of Parry and Punch in Yang Taijiquan

Art by Xiao Yang Harkins

Basic Method of the Punch and Parry

Although the method seems rather straightforward there are many nuances involved.  The first mistake often made is to see the method as expressed in the drawing shown to the left.  Why a mistake?  Because the method of Taijiquan requires the understanding that the end of one technique is the beginning of the next and there is a lot of content following the resolution of the prior method.  Assuming you […]

Update on Research and Materials

What is happening at the Wujido?

It may be a question in the minds of many who come to this sight and wonder if there is going to be new material.  The answer to this question is YES, and some very fine and interesting material I guarantee.

Currently I have been digging through my vast archive of old private tapes (of classes and demos) from my teacher Dr. Brownridge and digitizing and cataloging them into Mp2, H.264(mp4) format. We  have also been […]

Correct Methods for training Punches for precision and power

The Three Basic Punches Method

The three basic punches form the foundation of the Wujido Style.  To remind the student the Wujido Style is popular nomenclature for a unique Shaolin form made up of several Shaolin Styles from the early periods from the 15th and 16th Century primarily with methods and trainings from the original Shaolin period of the Sui and Tang periods.  There is no attempt to modernize the art with the various performance grade wushu styles which are both […]

Song of the 8 methods

Song of the 8 Methods

This has been the history of many inner schools.  By providing guidelines in the form of poetry and song these provide a convenient way to memorize the instructions.  Often also the instructions given in this way are also made obscure in order to dumbfound the ignorant and course individuals who often pollute the martial arts world.  By providing riddles and metaphors in the form of song and meter it is possible to pass along extremely […]

Wujido 101: Powering up your Front Heel Kick

This form of practice utilizes the 5 section method integrating also two additional aspects to the player’s training regime.  One, the development of posted up strength and balance for the platform leg and two, extending and stretching with power to both extend the range of motion of the kicking and posting leg as well as powering up the joint to prevent injuries from explosive extension of your kicks.

Add to this the additional work with the lead leg variation it is […]

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Update on Research and Materials

What is happening at the Wujido?

It may be a question in the minds of many who come to this sight and wonder if there is going to be new material.  The answer to this question is YES, and some very fine and interesting material I guarantee.

Currently I have been digging through my vast archive of old private tapes (of classes and demos) from my teacher Dr. Brownridge and digitizing and cataloging them into Mp2, H.264(mp4) format. We  have also been […]