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    I can too easily imagine what that sword sounds...

    I can too easily imagine what that sword sounds like! Wonder where he got that? :)
  2. Very good, even without the music! These were my...

    Very good, even without the music! These were my favorites:

    Steve Zhang - I think this Shaolin Padao form was the best of them all.
    Sophiena Cai Mendoza - Looked like a good traditional form more...
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    You may have to move this to a Shaolin Bikini...

    You may have to move this to a Shaolin Bikini thread, but this is what came up after the Ip Man clip on YouTube's autoplay. Does anybody know where to sign up for this Shaolin school??? The other...
  4. Oh, I'm too camera-shy for that, but one of my...

    Oh, I'm too camera-shy for that, but one of my students would like to know if you would include the music she composed herself for the Long Fist form.
  5. Having some soundtrack added at a later time...

    Having some soundtrack added at a later time would not work for the irregular timing of my forms, but could work for THOSE forms with lots of repeats.

    Perhaps host your own video, but slap on your...
  6. Some of the best forms are highly synced to...

    Some of the best forms are highly synced to music, and I know its nearly impossible to clear all the music licenses for YouTube, but you guys could always host your own video then sell some sort of...
  7. "no music is permitted on these videos"???

    "no music is permitted on these videos"???
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    Yes and No.

    Yes and No.
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    Its mostly Japanese companies that put money into...

    Its mostly Japanese companies that put money into it, but I noticed at Anime Expo this year that Warner Bros has an anime division. Most anime characters have big eyes that's part of Kawaii (cute)...
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    That may be specific to this case, but anime can...

    That may be specific to this case, but anime can also be either 2D or 3D...
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    ...and that's why I never do sword forms in...

    ...and that's why I never do sword forms in public. I hear the exact same phrase from both gang-banger's and mountain-men alike: "Indiania Jones, bang! huh huh"
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    People learn Kung Fu for different reasons. Here...

    People learn Kung Fu for different reasons. Here in the USA just about any idiot can have a gun, so, many people learn Kung Fu only for health reasons and the ART of the martial art. That may be why...
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    In you do connect with him, ask if his practice...

    In you do connect with him, ask if his practice is somehow connected with his China Girl song that David Bowie turned into a big hit...
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    Great article. I'd love to see the Kung Fu of...

    Great article. I'd love to see the Kung Fu of that woman with the strong arms. Here's the best link I have of what looks like a complete Choy Lee Fut Nine-Dragon Trident form:...
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    That's a good analogy, so then, is it a multi...

    That's a good analogy, so then, is it a multi course meal? One instructor implied that it was a cumulative "sequence". I've always done it pretty much in that order and just swapped-in similar...
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    Perhaps it had something to do with a crossbow,...

    Perhaps it had something to do with a crossbow, sort of like this:
  17. Wonder if the poetry has both horizontal and...

    Wonder if the poetry has both horizontal and vertical structure like some sword forms.

    Also, you mentioned the Choy Lee Futís 5 Animals, among them "Dragon, Tiger, Snake and Crane" but what was...
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    Okay, I DO want a "want a technical, academic"...

    Okay, I DO want a "want a technical, academic" answer for the following. I've always wondered if there were historical bows where the outward hand presses against it like that, but I don't know how...
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    Poll: I bet the tai chi instructor you found learned...

    I bet the tai chi instructor you found learned kung fu before learning tai chi...
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    Most the people that know Tao Tan Pai continue...

    Most the people that know Tao Tan Pai continue the tradition of not publishing anything, although more and more of it is coming out since Share Lew passed away a few years ago. Here's one doing the...
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    At least there's enough CLF forms out there to...

    At least there's enough CLF forms out there to get some idea of the forms or even moves most likely originating from the founder. What I have a problem is with another Kung Fu style allegedly going...
  22. Thread: Mulan (2020)

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    Nice. I love the design of that Mulan jian with...

    Nice. I love the design of that Mulan jian with the ring handle. Wonder if there's any historic basis to it. You guys should cut a deal with Disney or Nerf to sell them. You could sell a ton of them....
  23. How about the angle that there was some diffusion...

    How about the angle that there was some diffusion from India of specific yogic knowledge at the time for which there was nothing similar in China. I am from the academic tradition but never heard...
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    Does anyone know about how many weapons were...

    Does anyone know about how many weapons were passed down from the founder? 0, 5, 9, 18, 40, or some other subset of the 53 listed on Doc-Fai Wong's website:
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    Where I notice the overlap the most is with the...

    Where I notice the overlap the most is with the weapon forms. Perhaps they were misattributed to the other style by the time I learned them. Can you tell us what weapons were in Lau Bun's curriculum?...
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