Kungfu Magazine 1996 February/March

Kungfu Magazine 1996 February/MarchCover Story:
Kungfu's Screen Queen
Tradition's whole purpose is to create a sense of stability, and Cynthia Rothrock clearly keeps a place in her heart for the traditional martial arts-forming a circle that will always lead back to her martial arts beginnings. Martial arts have "always been a love of mine and a passion ever since I was thirteen and probably always will," says Rothrock

Fight or Switch? The Difficult Decission to Change Styles
Changing styles is a big step for any martial artist, but especially those who came up in a traditional Chinese style school setting, which teaches only one system

Shaolin Temple Celebrates 1500 Years
Although it is dificult to fully comprehend the art and progress of kung fu, it is recognized as one of the highest forms of martial arts. Containing three essential elements: self-dense, health and philosophical aspects-kung fu is a product of several thousands years in Chinese civilization

Breaking Gound for the Kung Fu Freeway
Don't think that your study of authentic kung fu doesn't start until you find a traditional style, real master, or decent school, or until you sign up, pay fees , and change into your uniform. Once you embark on a serious search, your kung fu training has already begun

Model Behavior?
During the past couple of years, many readers of this column have asked about model wushu: What it it? Why do you oppose it? What's so bad about it? Whay do you feel it's harming traditional wushu?

Chi Sao Make It More Than an Exercise
Chi Sao, Wing Chun's method for developing contact reflexes-the ability to interpret intent through touch-is much more than an interesting and impressive exercise. It is the means by which martial artists can gain the skills of "seeing without eyes" and "finding without looking."

White Eyebrow Kung Fu: The Reality of the Pak Mai Art
The martial art know as Pak Mei or White Eyebrow kungfu was created by the Taoist monk Pak Mei, whose eyegrow had been white since birth. Pak Mei kungfu is classified as an internal aand external style that emphasizes combat science in conjunction with the Taoist principles of using the Chi, or breath, to maintain health and maximize the generation of power from within the body

Stances: The Root of Jow Ga Power
Most Asian martial art systems are based on practicing prearranged movement which in Chinese are commonly called Kuen. These concepts enable students to learn a particular style's essence; a form can be perceived as a "though" within a fighting scenario, highlighting a style's fighting theories and techniques

Wing Chun's Arrow Punch
Imagine trying to ward off an attack; even if you could see each punch, how quickly could you block such an onslaught? If you begin to get the sense that it would be an impossible task, then you would problably be right

Qigong Master: The Good. The Bad, and The Unhealthy
Qigong, or "energy skill" is a science which forms an intergral part of traditional Chinese medicine together with acupuncture, herbs, and massage, yet it is the only method which teaches self-healing

Five Elements Qigong, Part(I)-Method-Lung Qigong
Chinese Medicine Yi Ching Five Elements Qigong, was derived from an ancient Chinese yi ching book. It has not been previously taught on a public scale, but it is the simplest and most effective

Chinese Hay Gung
Hay Gung, a type of chi kung, is an ancient breathing exercise that the Chinese people and their doctors still use for therapy. In modern days it is used as an exercise for health

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