Kungfu Magazine 1996 April/May

Cover Story:
Master Pan's Champions

How the revered master Pan Qing Fu turned children from the Chinese countryside into international competitors

The Eight Deadly Strikes of 7-Star Praying Mantis
Among many olders-generation Chinese, it is believed that masters such as these could kill will one blow, known as dim mak, the "death touch." Many comtemporary martial artists, however, do not know that 7-Star Praying Mantis contains the methods of dim mak within its advanced curriculum

Lessons on Cutting Edge
Every ancient weapon is an extension of one or more ideas coming from the ingenuity or jiao of the human mind and spirit. Each weapon's origin is an extension of some human aspect completely separate from the weapon itself, something intrinsic and natural

Key Points in Liu Ho Pa Fa
A subtle yet crucial aspect of training in the internal martial arts is the neccessity on the part of the student to trasp the experience of the old masters. How and why did they come up with the procedures that they did?

The Chin-Na of Shuai Chiao
The ancient martial art of Shuai-Chiao incorporated many techniques such as punches, kicks, vital strikes, joint locking, and even squeezing and ground grappling. As time advanced, Shuai-chiao evolved into a safer sport, with many dangerous techniques such as vital strikes, joint-control and breaking prohibited

Drafting a Kungfu Constitution
Taiji quan is a major style, the best known and most popular in the realm of traditional Chinese martial arts. The reasons behind its great success are certainly no mystery,. Practitioners throughout the world use it daily as a potent supplement for improved health, fitness, and relief from stress

Shaolin's Fighting Monks
The history of the Shaolin Temples (north and south) and their fighting monks has been a long, exciting, honored tradition, full of political intrique. Through the ages, the Shaolin Temples have been built, burned down, and rebuilt many times. Even so, through all its tribulations, it has never ceased to be a training ground and holy place for the monks

Ancient Medicine: Modern Danger?
Modern Chinese still seek out practitioners of ancient medicine techniques. What were the key concepts of these centuries-old medicine methods, and just as important, should they be practiced today, or discarded as remnant of the past?

Anabolic Chi-Kung
How chi exercises produce natural chemicals that promote muscular growth, recovery, immunity, and even bone growth

Five Elements Qigong, Part(II)-Wood-Liver Qigong
Mi Zong Zhou Yi Wu Shing Ling Gan Gong-or-Chinese Medicine Yi Ching Five Elements Qigong-combines mudras (hand gestures),mantras, and special images to increase the body's energy and improve overall health

Tiger's Tale

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