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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 […]

Bagua: Pre-Heaven and Post-Heaven

Kungfu Secrets Revealed

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 […]

Tai Chi in Plano at the meetup intensive training sessions

A real workout

Everyone is learning that training at the meet up intensive is just that.  Intense! Thursdays at the Plano location provides the opportunity to participate at whatever level you are at and provide a challenge.  The environment is intimate with special thanks to the traditional Chinese Dance location at K Ave. north of legacy. By utilizing two studio areas and keeping both spaces active the Wujido students if they are able can train for extended periods and with one […]

Wujiquan: the magic and the mystery

Sometime in the past; a very long time ago, before the Shaolin of the Tang Dynasty, the Hong and Choi of the Qing, and long before the modern era of spectacular Wushu tricks and performances of the Mao era there was the devastating and profound art of Wujiquan. At that time they called it Wuyi, deep in the recesses of the past on ancient Chinese battlefields bathed in blood and glory. Wujiquan was the modern name coined by the honorable […]

Yang Taijiquan 101: Opening and Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail

3rd Generation Yang Taiji

Although the theory and methods of the Taiji method of boxing are extremely deep and penetrating, anyone can learn it and the benefits are universally known and agreed upon.  As with many things in life it takes many years to master the methods of Taijiquan no matter what style you practice.  It is also true that there are many variations to the Yang family style with some being very close to the original and others not so […]

Wujido 101: Basic Kicking method; the Round House Kick

There are a few basic movements that come natural using the legs.  There is walking, running, jumping, squatting, and kneeling.  The amazing capacity of the hips and legs to perform almost an infinite variety of movement in dance and sports goes to the amazing capacity of the legs and hips to move to the will and intent of the doer.

However, for those interested in such advanced movements as performed in dance, yoga, martial arts, and sports; it is necessary to […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training; Attention Stance, Open and Close

learn real kungfu and karate

For those who have participated in formal training in karate, taekwondo, and other forms of bushido there are formal stances and postures that are part of the training.  Although the attention stance is not generally used so much in kungfu training in America and other places it is valuable as a tool for self-discipline and keeping order in a classroom setting and to display respect to higher ranks in martial arts systems in general.  In […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training; the Balance or Crane Stance

In the beginning of what we call the Shaolin art of Quanfa there were nine exercises.  These nine exercises were the original muscle and tendon changing exercises.  At first these were basic static exercises and as time went on they grew into 12 postures and then 18 postures and from that point through a process of expansion and variation we have the received art which has changed and modified countless times over the years.

Crane

One of the original and most important […]

Wujido 101: Basic Stance Training-Tiger Stretchings its back

Learn real Karate/Kungfu

It may appear to the beginner that learning stances is outdated or is not necessary.  This is a great mistake and based on several misunderstandings about the purpose of stance training.  In Kungfu we refer to stance training when  we refer to taking various different poses.  Some of the poses are static and others are not.  To believe the practice is simple and not difficult and not applicable is another great mistake.

 

Kungfu and/or Karate are not just […]