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    Cross-Training Kung Fu and other arts

    Anyone have any thoughts and experience with cross-training different disciplines.

    Where I am living in Urumqi, China, there is alot of BJJ, Taekwondo, and some Wing Chun.

    Do people see...
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    Interestingly here in Urumqi, China, and from my...

    Interestingly here in Urumqi, China, and from my understanding most of China, most of the people studying MA are children (4-10)

    My understanding of it is that at that age is when parents...
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    Xingyi Quan Live-in Training

    Hello everyone,
    Looking for a place in China to spend my leave time and study Xingyi Quan. I have been studying with an instructor in China for over a year, and I want to do some intensive study.
    ...
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    Is there a list of reputable schools? I found...

    Is there a list of reputable schools?
    I found this one which looks good:
    http://www.chenbingtaiji.com/index.php

    Has anyone been there before?
  5. *le sigh* a problem I know too well with spear...

    *le sigh* a problem I know too well with spear training in Urumqi. For awhile I couldn't train with a spear because the one piece one cant be taken into a park. Now I have a two piece one and I can...
  6. Interesting to know. Now I am curious if that's...

    Interesting to know.
    Now I am curious if that's part of why some of the 18 weapons aren't studied as much anymore, simple due to availability. I also imagine that during periods where the study of...
  7. Thank you for the response. I am still fairly...

    Thank you for the response.
    I am still fairly novice in my training, I only started with spear and sword training in March (Xingyi Quan).

    My question is more for my understanding of structure and...
  8. Martial Arts Pole Arm Training/Advanced weapons training structure

    I have a question regarding the training of pole arms(Fang Tian Ji, Spade, Trident etc) in traditional kung fu.
    I have noticed there does not seem to be a clear structure to training for many...
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    Awesome! Thanks for the link!

    Awesome! Thanks for the link!
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    Just saw the first episode. I am curious about...

    Just saw the first episode. I am curious about Andrew Koj's training routine and more about the styles of martial arts used in the show . :)
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    Thank you Gene, Interestingly enough most of the...

    Thank you Gene,
    Interestingly enough most of the kids going for their grades were testing in Wing Chun(I will admit I was the only adult:D).
    Here in Urumqi, Wing Chun seems to have done well, and...
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    Duanwei, Qiang and Dao

    Hey everyone,
    Living in China and just completed my 1st Duan in Xingyiquan.
    I noticed that there is material for Jian, Gun(Duangun), and Nunchucks(erjiegun), but not for Qiang and Dao. Does anyone...
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    Just to follow up, It would appear that they do...

    Just to follow up,
    It would appear that they do not respond to emails, and any of their numbers that are listed are not in service.
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    Because of my current job here in China I can...

    Because of my current job here in China I can only take up to a month. So that's why i'm looking into the short term programs at the university.
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    Hello and thank you for the information! So I...

    Hello and thank you for the information!

    So I would consider my kung fu to be at the beginner stages, I am interested in Shaolin, Wushu, and Xingyi quan, either way I would be looking at working...
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    Beijing Sports University

    Hello Everyone,
    Does anyone have experience with studying Wushu/Chinese language at the Beijing Sports University? I am looking at possibilities for improving both my Chinese in order to do my HSK 3...
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    Thank you everyone for the advice :)

    Thank you everyone for the advice :)
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    Thanks Jimbo, The mandarin is coming along after...

    Thanks Jimbo,
    The mandarin is coming along after nearly two years here, slow and steady. :)
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    Hello Jimbo, Thank you for the advice, Where...

    Hello Jimbo,
    Thank you for the advice,

    Where I am in Urumqi there is very little in the way of formal schools that adults can go to, most of it is only for kids or what you can find from word of...
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    Training Variations

    Hello Everyone,
    So I am still in my first year of kung fu training (based in Urumqi, China presently, although I have studied abit at the Shaolin Temple) and I have stumbled upon an issue with...
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    I just spent two weeks at the Shaolin Temple...

    I just spent two weeks at the Shaolin Temple training and I am happy to give you some advice if you want.
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    I am back in Urumqi now so I sadly cant check...

    I am back in Urumqi now so I sadly cant check this.
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    Interesting, I will look into this more. When...

    Interesting, I will look into this more.

    When I was at the Shaolin Temple and walking around the shops in Dengfang I was trying to use the word "旗" qi, flag and it just caused confusion.
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    A little late for that :) Interestingly I just...

    A little late for that :)
    Interestingly I just spent two weeks at the Shaolin Temple and while working with the chain whip it looks like I have actually been working with two different styles the...
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