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    Michael P. Staples???

    anyone know anything about him? Where he dissappeared to? Dropped off the face of the earth,?
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
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    never heard of him.

    what's the backstory?
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    he wrote three excellent books on Bak-Hok, and Hop-Ga, entitled, "White Crane Gung-Fu," "Hop-Gar Gung-Fu" and "Tibetan Kung-Fu: The Way of the Monk" in the seventies.
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    Ross doesn't know?
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    i talked to him via PM on the old empty flower forum...like 6 years ago.

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    and.....AND...???
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    what do you wanna know? we were just talking about hop gar and the lions roar arts, and he was telling me stories of training with george long and david chin (this was prior to my training with sifu david chin). i lost contact with him since.

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    just wondering what he's up to. He wrote some great books, and then dissappeared.
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    Just wondering,


    I have one of his books, not sure which will have to check, scanned...

    if anyone interested would like to trade .pdf of his other books if anyone has them?

    quite well done books especially for the era.. very well done

    TT: I think he is still -irregularly- active on EF forums... can;t recall which (old vs new "EF".. they split some time ago . .. EF and RSF :/ ...

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    what is RSF?
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenTigers View Post
    what is RSF?
    rumsoakedfist.org
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    sorry TT ... what David Jamieson said (thanks)

    EF forum splitted into 2 camps.. EF and RSF .... due .. err differences

    I can't recall which but M.P>S was active in one I knew dec 2008 for sure...

    so i'd ask over at EF and RSF for a contact details

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    Mister Staples had been active on the original Emptyflower forum before it was hijacked & taken away from the people who created it. The original creators of the EF forum then put up the RSF forum, which is where all the original EF members migrated to (here http://www.rumsoakedfist.org ).

    Haven't seen anything from Mr Staples recently. I do like those books though, especially the White Crane and Hop Gar books. Lots of great info...
    Last edited by cerebus; 10-10-2009 at 09:38 AM.
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    Michael Staples

    Hi guys,

    I ran across this thread by mistake, but saw my name in the title. I am alive and kicking (though not as high anymore). Indeed, I wrote the first book on White Crane, the first book on Hop Gar, the first book on the Chang chuan compulsory routine used in Wushu competitions, and maybe 70 or 80 magazine articles that introduced unique kung-fu styles for the first time to the west (like Bak Mei). I was with the first Wushu team from Beijing, and published a number of articles about them (introduced Jet li). My partner, Anthony Chan, and I were the first westerners to be granted visas to China in the 80s to go in and (1) run tours to the shaolin temple, back when it was till covered with weeds and, (2) produce a series of wushu videos. Anthony was the first to use the wushu routines in American karate competitions -- you should have been there and seen everyone's jaw drop when he came out with his double whip chains. it was very cool. No one had ever seen anything like it -- with Anthony marching out in his while silk uniform...

    Anyway, I just finished a new book. Strickly speaking, it isn't a kung-fu book. it started off that way, but kind of changed direction. It is what you would call a psychological narrative. But it has quite a bit about kung-fu in there, and lots of pictures of the original wushu team. If you are interested, it's available on Amazon. or you can swing over to the website at http://focusingemptiness.com/ and have a look. See if you might be interested.

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    Hello Mr. Staples. Nice to have you participating. Hope you add as much as you can here.

    Billy

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