Chinese Wushu

Bagua: Pre-Heaven and Post-Heaven

One of the reasons why there are not as many practitioners of Kungfu here in the United States and quite honestly, even in China there is less and less interest in the modern version of Kungfu referred to in country as Wushu (martial arts) is that many keys to knowledge are hidden away from what they would call “outsiders” and knowledge is deliberately withheld.

Now in some respects it is understandable as some of the secrets are dangerous in […]

Wujido: Online Training

The Wujido family now provides the martial arts community, both the beginner and advanced practitioner with articles, online training, media that is designed to deepen your knowledge and perfection of the most profound aspects of martial arts of any style from the perspective of one of the highest ranked masters in the world.  Fundamentals are the foundation upon which mastery is achieved.  Without fundamentals mastery is a pipe dream, a specious claim and a delusional dream.  Cart-wheeling about and flailing […]

Shaolin Animal Style Play

It is somewhat rare to observe animal styles in action.  It is difficult to use in competition because the rules prohibit many of the maneuvers as they are conceived and applied in real-time.  It is even difficult to demonstrate in sparring as the moves are really quite devastating if used with power and contact.  Thus the need for strict regulation and so that injury does not result.  the power and effectiveness is difficult to comprehend to the uninitiated as they […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Meditation for Concentrating Spirit and Vitality

This teacher was approached with a request for a teaching, a teaching concerning the way.  My way is not the way of a single path as all systems of discipline borrow from each other and weave a different cloth according to words and traditions of their tribes and nations.  Therefor a knowledge of every path seemed the most logical for this journey with a reverence for all paths reflecting the truth of self as there is no knowledge beyond […]

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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 […]

Meditation for Concentrating Spirit and Vitality

This teacher was approached with a request for a teaching, a teaching concerning the way.  My way is not the way of a single path as all systems of discipline borrow from each other and weave a different cloth according to words and traditions of their tribes and nations.  Therefor a knowledge of every path seemed the most logical for this journey with a reverence for all paths reflecting the truth of self as there is no knowledge beyond […]