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  1. Jiang Yu Shan (Hisham Al-Haroun)-Monkey "door" kung fu--9th duan legit

    His is a new name to me. He claims to be 9th Duan as given to him by the Taiwanese government. He claims to be a "Money grandmaster" yet his moves don't resemble Tai Shing Pek Kwar--nor to they...
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    Wow--so..ok, I'm confident some will say "Why are...

    Wow--so..ok, I'm confident some will say "Why are you commenting on a thread which is already almost 20 yrs old"?

    The answer is..I just saw it now! Happy? LOL

    Re: more than one LY familyetc,...
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    Thank you for this interesting post. Is this a...

    Thank you for this interesting post. Is this a different art than the "Lau Ga Kuen" (Lau family boxing of the Southern 5 families?) If so..is this clip showing a form of Southern Mantis? Or a...
  4. Thank you for your thoughts TNM, OK.. With...

    Thank you for your thoughts TNM,

    OK..

    With my initial question probably not phrased in an ideal way. I'll take this opportunity to rephrase it:

    1.)If I take the initial sets and consider...
  5. Hello TNM, When you state: "I think you were...

    Hello TNM,

    When you state: "I think you were incorrectly informed. ". Could you explain this in greater detail, please?

    Whem I stated " the traditional Li Pi, Fan Che series, 7 hands, Lien Huan...
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    Just curious..besides Hung Ga and Choy Li...

    Just curious..besides Hung Ga and Choy Li Fut..what other 5 animal styles are there?

    I read somewhere once that Jow Ga is 5 animal but then someone responded that technically..it's not but rather...
  7. Does anyone know the names of the advanced 8 step mantis forms?

    That is..besides the traditional Li Pi, Fan Che series, 7 hands, Lien Huan Zhang, Essentials 1-6

    I'm told that there are advanced forms beyond the initial 9 or 10 taught. Noone it seems has ever...
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    I won't name any actual NAMES..cough..but what is...

    I won't name any actual NAMES..cough..but what is the consensus on a "sifu" who has had students for 25 years and this student is STILL not a sifu?!?

    This instructor even claims to have had a...
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    The "Red Boat" WC of the late Grandmaster Yeung...

    The "Red Boat" WC of the late Grandmaster Yeung Gao Fook (family friend of Bruces' father Lee Hoi Chuen). Master Yeung lived in Seattle and passed a few years ago at age 98.
  10. Wa-Fu and other lesser known Shaolin arts

    At roughly 4 min, .12 seconds onwards..

    Admitted this was the first time of I have heard of such a practice. Does anyone know of a listing of other more (if you will pardon the classification)...
  11. Plum blossom mantis and Tai Ji mantis. The same or different?

    I've read now twice that they are the same art(just a matter of preference to which title to use when referring to it) and have read the counter argument that they are in fact different(different...
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    ok Look..TV Star Bear Ghrylls drank his own pee...

    ok Look..TV Star Bear Ghrylls drank his own pee when it was either get some water into his system or..DIE!! In theory it could be done because of the fact that urine has a high water content.
    ...
  13. Thank you for your reply Sifu Ching, My...

    Thank you for your reply Sifu Ching,

    My sincerest conolences to you and your martial family for the loss of your instructur and such a great martial legend. (a friend of mine Sifu Onasssis...
  14. Heir to late Grandmaster Wing Kwong Lam?

    Admittedly, I was rather surprised to hear of GM Kong Wing Lams' passing.

    I opted to put this query in the traditional shaolin thread vs. the southern forum as GM Lam was a master in 2 different...
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    "LOLOL!!! Troll bait. You should see his wingchun...

    "LOLOL!!! Troll bait. You should see his wingchun thread."

    Sorry but I am sticking up for the poster of the thread. It's gotten to the point where any beginner who posts a legitimate thread about...
  16. Lein kuen but lein gung do lo yut cheung hoeng - Can this be reversed to a degree?

    Realistically, is there a way to reverse this?


    "Lein Kuen but lein gung do lo yut cheung hoeng -"Not training hard when young, no skill when older"

    I will explain why I am curious. but before...
  17. :D How about these? ...

    :D

    How about these?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBj9p7MhQ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_vqFq7J9vs
  18. Gentlemen/Ladies, "I'm enjoying this thread as...

    Gentlemen/Ladies,

    "I'm enjoying this thread as it is, but would just like to add something. A teacher who "holds back" or is perceived as holding back can still be "worth his/her salt" IMO....
  19. "You seem pretty bitter, man. Did someone kick...

    "You seem pretty bitter, man. Did someone kick you out for being impatient? Again, maybe you just kind of sucked at your basic material and said teacher didn't feel you were ready for more"
    ...
  20. "Yep. I have met kung fu master that does not...

    "Yep. I have met kung fu master that does not hold back in teaching disregard whether his student can learn it. Because he does not want to be perceived as holding back teaching."

    SteveLau. Thank...
  21. Thank you all for your fine commentary :) ...

    Thank you all for your fine commentary :)

    While there are good and true lessons to be learned and deep philosophical insights to be gained in your answers...

    Only Jimbo it seems gave me an...
  22. Who are kung fu masters who don't hold back in teaching?

    I am curious to know based on experience of others reading this thread , who in their opinion are kung fu masters who do NOT hold back in their instruction (ie: They want to pass on the sum total of...
  23. IMO, it's the practitioner, not the style per se....

    IMO, it's the practitioner, not the style per se.

    Though if I had to assume it was style style per se..I've found the following arts to be fairly comprehensive in fighting multiple people:

    Choy...
  24. Teachers of 6 harmonies mantis in the USA

    I have found Master Adam Hsu, Sifu Scott Ripke (Aptos California) and also Grandmaster Su Yu Chang (in NYC)..though when I go to his website (Su Yu Chang), it seems to have been taken down.

    Does...
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    I can't comment on Zink, Matsuda or Furtado or...

    I can't comment on Zink, Matsuda or Furtado or anyone certified under them.


    BUT...

    I'd like to make a pitch for friend Sifu Joe Keit in Florida who teaches predominately CLF but also Monkey...
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