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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Weapons Tournament

———————Update———————— The kung fu weapons tournament on Saturday was great!  We had five competitors on the day and a good crowd there to watch and support.  The competitors turned on some good past paced action, and importantly – there were no injuries other than a few scrapes and bruises. Congratulations …

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5 Ways To Tie Your Martial Arts Belt

Theres been a bit of discussion about belt tying at class lately, for something so simple there are a lot of ways of accomplishing the task, and each has advantages and disadvantages.  So I’ve made some videos showing five different ways to tie your belt and some of the pro’s …

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Traditional Martial Arts

Sometimes people question the relevance of traditional martial arts training in our modern society, and compare them to modern martial arts which are often simpler and quicker to learn.  I think it is healthy to ask these questions and think about what the strengths and weaknesses of your martial art …

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