COVID-19

At Authentic Kung-Fu, the health and well being of our martial community is of utmost importance.  Because of this, we are undertaking steps to ensure a safe environment in which to train.  Our air return system is equipped with ultra violet lighting that kills all...

Alone.

Continuing to train in Kung-Fu when separated from one’s school is a difficult thing.  Though doing Kung-Fu requires practicing at home and often alone, the martial community at the school provides much of the motivation to do so. Deprived of this resource, the...

The Stabbing Fist

I jump forward, doing a chest level heel kick.  At the same time my hand shoots forward; the intent being that the opponent would be distracted by the hand and the kick would land.  I am performing a set.  A set is a collection of techniques put...

Da Dao

My training partner and I face each other across the field.  In his hands is a staff. But it is being held as if one were fighting with a rifle bayonet.  In my hands is a two-handed sword. It has an extremely wide blade.  Suddenly, my partner springs...

Mindfulness

Many years ago, I was walking through the gym when I came upon someone I had met while visiting a local Karate school.  “Hello!” I said.  “How are things at your school?”  He shook his head and said, “I don’t train there anymore.  I realized that...