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Tag Archives: styles of kung fu

Mixed Martial Arts in China: Sanshou and San Da

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Sanshou is not quite kung fu, and it’s not quite MMA. It’s a Chinese amalgamation that lies squarely in the middle, and it has a lot to offer competitive martial artists who value tradition.
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Posted in Sanshou.

Pan Qing Fu: The Story of the Man Who Owns the Toughest Knuckles in the Martial Arts

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Read the story of Master Pan, the real-life practitioner of iron-fist training who co-starred in Iron and Silk, as well as 1982′s The Shaolin Temple and several other action films.
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Posted in Martial Art Movies.

European Martial Arts: Where Combat Sports and Military Training Collide

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Asian martial arts have received a tremendous amount of exposure in the past century and are now almost universally known. Meanwhile, we in the West have neglected many of our own martial arts traditions, which in some cases have fallen into obscurity—much as the Asian systems had at the end of the 19th century.
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Posted in Boxing, Chinese Martial Arts, Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Grappling, Japanese Martial Arts, Projectile Weapons, Tai Chi, Western Martial Arts History, Wrestling.