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Baihequan Fujian White Crane Kung Fu

Fujian White Crane

Fujian White Crane Kung Fu (白鶴拳, Bái Hè Quán, Pai Ho Chuan, Fukien Bak Hok) is credited as the progenitor of the Southern Hand of Kung Fu. Arts such as...

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Fun with a Capital "PH" or 3 Ways to Learn from Snakes

“PH” as in Phonics – get it? Fun = Phun

I know. If you’re scratching your head wondering what was in my tea this morning, I don’t blame you. But stick with me and I'll...

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Qigong

What is Qigong?

Qigong (氣功, Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese tradition of self-cultivation and healing. Qi is energy and Gong means work in Chinese, so Qigong literally means to work or cultivate...

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Chinese Boxing

What is Chinese Boxing?

Chinese boxing is the literal translation for Chung Kou Chuan (Zhong Guo Quan) where Zhong Gou mean China and Chuan (literally Fist) means unarmed combat methods. Now, many...

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Christopher Casey

Shifu Christopher Casey

Mr. Christopher Casey (d. Dec 11, 1986) aka "Shifu Kai Sai" (Kai Sai being Mr. Casey's name transliterated into Chinese) was responsible for preserving the actual combative...

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Breaking the Pots and Burning the Boats

破釜沉舟 literally means "breaking the pots and burning the boats", a metaphor for sheer determination to fight all the way to the end, by getting rid of all means of retreat.

This ancient saying...

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A 10,000 Mile Journey Starts with the First Step

We’ve all heard the saying “A 10,000 Mile Journey Starts with the First Step” so many times it has become a bit of route banter.

We all know that starting something new sets us on...

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To Consider Yourself Always Right

Confident, Self-Assured, Conviction – these are all positive spins on the old Chinese idiom Zì yǐ wéi shì “to consider yourself always right.”

But what about...

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A Tiger with Wings

The term “Flying Tiger” conjures up images of brave airmen in P-40s who helped defend China from invasion in WWII.

But this phrase also has a long history in Chinese culture.

Simply...

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A Fall into a Ditch Makes you Smarter

Every time you tumble down the gully you learn something new you can use to avoid future pitfalls.

“The secret of success is simple, double your rate of failure.” – Tom Watson

Tom...

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