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Martial Arts Have a Prominent But Not Central Role in the Hit Series “Marco Polo”

Friday, January 30th, 2015

It should come as no surprise that the new series Marco Polo has good kung fu — it was created by John Fusco, a practitioner of praying mantis, pa kua and tai chi.
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Posted in Martial Arts TV.

Religion and Martial Arts: Are They Inseparable?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Does the fact that a martial art germinated in religious soil mean practitioners have to abide by those spiritual beliefs? Can the self-defense portion be separated from the religious portion?
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Posted in Martial Arts Philosophy.

Tai Chi Training for Middle-Aged Martial Artists Who Refuse to Quit

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

On our walk down the martial path, we will find that we cannot rely on our martial arts training as we did when we were younger. That head-high kick gets harder and harder to deliver effectively. The power in that once-awesome reverse punch seems to slip, regardless of how much time we invest in practice.
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Posted in Chi Kung Exercises, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Martial Arts History, General Martial Arts History, Hsing-i Chuan, Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi.