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    March April 2011

    Wulan Quan!

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    Our table of contents is now online

    March/April 2011



    There was a slight delay in subscriber shipments for this issue. Our apologies if your issue arrives a little tardy.
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    Wudang Sword

    Master Zhou Xuan Yun requested to post his contribution to this issue on his website. You'll find it linked through our table of contents for this issue.

    Wudang Sword By Zhou Xuan Yun
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    Nice issue Gene! Just picked it up at my local Border's.
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    Regarding Stacey Nemour's article

    March April 2011
    Stretching for Any Age
    By Greg Lynch Jr.


    Posted: February 3, 2011 02:56 PM

    The good news is that anyone at any age can change their flexibility level. Just start right from where you are now and build on it day by day. If you don't know how to start, it's best to take some private lessons with an instructor that can assist you in gently stretching your body and taking it further than you can on your own.

    The next best thing is DVD's or classes from a qualified instructor. It would also be valuable wherever you study or train in martial arts to make sure there is a proper warm-up and cool down lead by someone who has already achieved a healthy level of flexibility. This will be a valuable investment into your health that keeps on giving. If you include regular stretching before and after training, it can help keep your body youthful for the rest of your life!

    As a professional martial artist/flexibility expert for over 20 years, I regularly witness people of any age dramatically increase their flexibility, continually progressing and training at peak levels, when they regularly practice the following routines:

    1. Flexibility training
    2. Meditation and visualization
    3. Cross-training (to give the other muscles used during martial arts practice a chance to recover)
    4. Regular maintenance of kung fu skills, while working on mastering something new
    5. Supplements (everyone has different needs; for my body calcium, vitamin D and Sun Chlorella is a must)
    6. Sleep (when our body repairs muscles and processes new information)


    Flexibility is the key to working out at your highest level because it increases the range of motions. 98 percent of injuries are due to a lack of flexibility.

    Also, stretching is a critical tool in anti-aging because by gaining flexibility one loses that hunched-over posture and appears more youthful -- gaining the ability to perform martial arts with fluidity and ease.

    If one is working out without stretching, there's is an imbalance in the body. Doing just one or two stretches is not enough because everything is connected. Stretching and strengthening the entire body will create balance that will leave you feeling free and open. It's sad how many injuries, unnecessary surgeries and use of pain medication could be prevented if people only knew how to properly stretch themselves.

    When many martial artists perform the side kick, often the t-band (low back, outer hip area) gets tighter and tighter. That can get really painful and limit your training. Most people don't know how to keep that area in balance/open. Once you know the proper routine of stretches the pain leaves and one is able to kick even higher and with more ease!

    It's important to know that practicing stretches in a specific order can help the body to open up faster. For example, before you can effectively stretch the hamstrings and the line up into lower back, one must stretch the calves thoroughly first.

    In all my DVD's and when I work with clients, I show some of these stretches in the proper order to help prepare the body for each following stretches:

    1. Upper body (It's important not to forget about stretching the upper body, shoulders, arm, hands and waist)
    2. Lower legs/Calves/Feet
    3. Quadriceps
    4. Hips/Buttocks
    5. Inner Thighs/Groin area
    6. Hamstrings
    7. Splits

    To help you follow this routine, look for me in the (hard-copy) March/April issue of Kung Fu Magazine. It will be on stands February 1st. In it you will find me demonstrating the proper order and way to perform the stretches. You may also order it from www.kungfumagazine.com

    There will also be an online clip on their website where I will demonstrate a really good outer-hip stretch!
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    Iskf

    I just read your cover letter ( sent with our magazines ) Gene and it is well put. I agree it is sad to see not enought support for ISKF Magazine. In my opinion ths recessiion is another depression. My parent's lived through the Great Depression and it was very similar to this so called recession. Perhaps someone will purchase ISKF and bring it back to life.

    Your article in the Publishers Corner is excellent, great work, thank you.
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    I took the liberty of moving your post, Ron

    I took it off the IKF thread and moved it above. Hope you don't mind (and thanks as always for your kind words and support).
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    We're on a roll for 2011

    First, I beat TIME with a story idea in my Chollywood Rising column last issue. Now we're on the newsstands with a PSA for Banning Shark Fin Soup when the controversy hits. What other martial arts mag brings you that kind of content?
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    I checked it out online, nice content. Hopefully I will get my copy in the mail soon.
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    @pateticorecords - sorry for the wait

    Our subscribers were sent out a while ago. Contact Chris Stephens at 1-800-824-2433 - sales@martialartsmart.com to check on your subscription.
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    Well my sifu's article is on there and my modeling pic made a comeback, so yeah. IT's AN AWESOME ISSUE.
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    That was total coincidence too.

    Our graphic artist Kevin Ho picked your hobo shoot at random, not knowing you were associated to Master Alschbach. As I mentioned to you already, when I saw that, I was like 'perfect!'
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    Now available on DVD

    Wushu Jumps & Wushu Falls by Philip Sahagun
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    From print to web

    The unabridged version of Jump High, Fall Safely is now posted.
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    Just three more weeks on the newsstand for this issue

    We just posted some supplementary video to Stretching for Any Age By Greg Lynch Jr. - a featured article in our March/April 2011 issue, on the newsstands now.
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