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Praying Mantis Kung Fu Methods and Monkey Kung Fu Movements

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Various systems of praying-mantis kung fu can be found in the different locales and subcultures of China. Of them, the northern seven-star school is perhaps the most widely practiced.

The art dates back to the end of the Ming dynasty, when the invading Manchus began to subjugate the Han Chinese. Legend has it that Wong
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Posted in Chinese Martial Arts History, General Martial Arts History, Kung Fu, Kung Fu Animals, Monkey Kung Fu, Praying Mantis Kung Fu.

China’s Martial Arts | Vintage Black Belt

Monday, March 21st, 2011

China has always been the traditional home of the Asian martial arts. For 2,000 years, its people have experimented with and developed self-defense systems that have only recently become known in other countries as karate, judo, jujutsu and sumo.

Yet curiously, little is known of the Chinese martial arts (wushu) outside of China. The country has
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Posted in Chinese Martial Arts History.

Rebel Isshin-Ryu Karate: Isshin Kempo’s Controversial Kata Concept

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Black Belt featured the fist of isshin kempo founder William S. Russell on its April 1977 cover, along with a two-part feature on his take on the martial arts. Three decades later, we thought readers would appreciate an update on the evolution of the system through the eyes of its current leader, Christopher J. Goedecke.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu, Boxing, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kempo, Traditional Martial Artists, Western Martial Arts History.