Kungfu Magazine 1996 June/July

Cover Story:
A Shaolin Hero in America

Shaolin Monk Shi Yan-Ming began his twenty-five years study of Chan(Zen) Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu within the walls of the world-famous Northern Shaolin Temple at age of five. Amoung his martial arts specialties are Lohan Chuan, Magic staff and other Shaolin weapons, fighting, and hard chi kung, just to name a few

China's Warrior Women
Oral tradition and legends of China praise females in battle, but the skill, tenacity and competence of women warriors is not mere myth. Chinese women have proven themselves redoubtable warriors and talented martial artists through the ages

Wing Chun's 10 Deadly Hand Strikes
Developed under life-or-death conditions, it is no wonder that Wing Chun was geared to ge effective above all else. The Wing Chun system does not depend on forcedful blocks or brut strength, but on redirecting the opponent's power and using it against them

A Moslem in China
One of many things that the Hui people embraced in China was its martial arts traditions. The Hui quickly took a liking to ancient Chinese wu shu(martial arts) such as Shuai Chiao or Chinese grappling, Pao Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Liu Ho Quan, Tai Tzu Chang Quan, Ba Ji Quan, and Pi Qua Quan, and worked hard at excelling in them

The Chinese Stylist's Checklist
In the Chinese martial arts, regardless of whether it's modern wushu or a branch of traditional kung fu-internal or external system, northern or southern style-one thing is of the greatest importance: the foundation

16 Essentials of Yang Style Taijiquan
Taijiquan is one of China's precious treasures, a brilliant pearl within the circle of Chinese wushu. Not only is Taijiquan a profound philosophy, but it is also an effective martial art, and an exercise with healing properties

The Four Right Reasons for Stance Training
Stance training will give you strong legs and more powerful kicks, plus allow you to better withstand blows to your legs. But there aren't the reasons to practice stance training, they're merely side benefits. The real reasons for stance training are to develop solid root, to improve posture, to temper and control one's mind, and to cultivate chi or inner energy

White Tiger's White Hair Fist Push Hand Exercise One
Push Hand sensitivity drills develop listening and interpreting awareness-showing how best to use your energy in combat. The cooperative/competitive movement to gain the advantageous angle in a real fight of one to four moves is the cornerstone of push hands

The Lotus Qigong
Lotus Qigong has traditions of several thousand years, and it consists of several sets. The first set for beginners enables learners to feel the sensation of qi within weeks or even days, and it is simple to learn. The whole set consists of nine sections plus a preparation and a closing move

Five Elements Qigong, Part(III)-Water-Kidney Qigong
Water-Kidney Qigong uses a mudra of interlocking circles formed with the thumbs and little fingers to connect water-qi to the kidneys. Combined, the mudra, the mantra of "Hmmm...hei, hei," and the vision of fires and oceans will help you direct qi toward the kidney area to increase its energy flow

Voices of the Healed and Healing
A wonderful treasure that comes with practicing qigong is the ability to help others heal by sending healthy qi, as well as teaching them to heal themselves

Tiger's Tale

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