Kungfu Magazine 1994 Spring

Kungfu Magazine 1994 SpringCover Story:
Choy Li Fut's Power Techniques
By Marian K. Castinado

The Chinese principle of yin and yang emphasizes the strength in opposites. San Francisco choy li fut practitioner Tat-Mau Wong would certainly agree. His style, which combines straight and circular, hard and soft, northern and southern, proves that Chinese martial arts can be dynamic, varied, and yes -powerful.

Combat Sense: The Retiring type
By Scott Wong
If you got 50 students on your floor, then as a teacher, you?re not going to be as completely committed to their skills and values as combat artists as you would be if you had a non-commercial school that didn?t depend on promoting their rank for your living.

Flying Cymbals
By Amante P. Marinas, Sr.
Hidden weapons can hit an enemy who is out of reach of your powerful kicks and devastating punches. They can take the form of a coin, a chopstick, a plate..or even a musical instrument.

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Once Upon A Time
By Arnaldo Ty Nunez
One sunny afternoon, Mr. Yuen Yee decided to take his enthusiastic son to the Yie Yung Tong established by Tang Sifu

Up Against the Wall
By Phillip Gowan
Hong Kong is a cramped city, teeming with people?It?s not surprising, then, that one of the most popular kung fu styles in Hong Kong emphasizes very close-quarter fighting techniques. This style is wing chun.

The Modern Shai-Chiao Ranking System
By Dr. Chi-hsiu D. Weng
For the modern Shuai-Chiao practitioner, the black belt shows that the person knows s sufficient amount of techniques for competition and self-defense.

Tunnel vision
By PhillipHolder
Contrary to how many people view chi sao, it is not a form of sparring.

Tai Chi in Harlem
By Jose Figueroa
Tai chi?s internal emphasis makes it a valuable art for children in violence-prone areas.

Unlock Energy
By Dr.Ying Qiu Wang
A normal healthy person must have the Three Gates "open" to have good circulation and strong energy

Sword polisher?s Record
By Adam Hsu
Kung fu?s definition, purity and basic theory must be restored and polished to improve its effectiveness.

Medical Qigong in Action
By Dr. Effle Poy Yew Chow
Recently Dr. Chow visited Washington D.C. to serve on the ad-hoc advisory panel of the new Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at the Natioanl Institute of Health

Qigong in China
By Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph D. with Ellen Friedlander
The second world Conference on Academic Exchange of Medical Qigong, held in Beijing, China, in September 1993, offered an opportunity to collect current information

Internal Training: Is It Necessary
By Adam Hsu
Individuals in poor health can accelerate their recovery through healing neigong, and it can be used in conjunction with Eastern and Western medicine.

Wild Goose Qigong, part III
By Paul Li
This is a continuation of the first 64 movements of the wild Goose Qugong exercises for improved health.

Dragon Gate Qigong
By George Xu and Walter Capps
Along with a rich philosophical tradition and martial arts training, Chinese culture offers us an incredibly rich healing tradition based on empirical and scientific studies that are at least 2,000 years old.

By Tim Slocum, art by Scott Sava and Steve Blevins

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