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...

Taiji!

I am on the roof of the school, hidden by the privacy walls that surround that level of my building.  Half of the second floor of my school is my apartment, the other half is my garden.  I am often there, among the trees and plants in my container garden,...