How badly do you want it?

There is an old story about a Greek philosopher named Socrates – What does Greek philosophy have to do with Kung Fu you might ask? Well bare with me and you will see the link later on… Socrates had become famous throughout the country for his wisdom, and one day …

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The Wide World of Martial Arts Knowledge and Learning

At Long White Cloud Kung Fu we teach a broad range of martial arts skills.  We teach effective short range striking and kicking techniques, skills derived from the different animal styles, an array of traditional weapons, joint locking and throwing (Chin Na), trapping hands (Phon Sau), body conditioning, qigong (energy …

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Top ten reasons why you should practice martial arts forms

Form, Kata, Taolu, Set, in different styles they are called by different names, but they are an integral part of most traditional martial arts.  Sometimes students wonder why they should put the effort into practicing and mastering these choreographed sequences of fighting movements.  Well this article will give you the …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Spar (AKA: Why Sparring is Awesome!)

Sometimes people wonder why I am so keen for my students to get into sparring.  Well here are ten reasons why sparring is awesome and you should do it whenever you get the chance.  The reasons encompass physical, mental and social aspects.  Sparring truly is awesome! 1. Comprehension The first …

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Top Five Reasons You Should Learn Five Animal Style Kung Fu

For people who are not familiar with kung fu, some of the things we do can seem a bit strange… like imitating animals for example :). So today we’re going to look at the top five reasons why you should learn five animal style kung fu.  1. Animal Instinct One …

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Martial Arts and Bullying Prevention

I recently came across some research about the role of martial arts in preventing bullying.  I thought you might find it as interesting as I did, so here is the link to the article: http://www.knucklesdown.net/bully-prevention-martial-arts/ The research looks at a number of factors to do with bullying, and one of the …

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