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Alvin Kan

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Alvin Kan has studied Martial Arts for 23 years starting with Judo, Jin Wu Koon Double Dragon Shaolin Gung Fu and then with Master Geoff Bennett studying Progressive Protection Systems, based on the Five Ancestors Gung Fu System. Alvin also has investigated the arts of Brazillian Ju Jutsu, Kickboxing and Kali.

The Wooden Dummy

The wooden dummy is a training device that is used in many different systems of Chinese martial arts. There are many different designs for...

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Using The Lead Leg Attack

Why is it generally so that using the lead leg attack is so ineffectually by the majority of martial artists. Using the closest weapon to...

Alvin Kan

Alvin Kan -  Judo and Gung Fu Alvin Kan has been studying Martial Arts for 23 years starting with Judo, 6 Years with Master Michael...

The Knife: The Ultimate Tool To Develop Trapping Skills

One method Progressive Protective Systems (PPS) practitioners use to develop trapping skills is knife sparring within a confined environment. Knife fighting usually occurs with...

Young Jiujitsu Student Drew Heredia Rescues Girl From Pitbull

By Jorge Barrientos ~ During jiujitsu lessons Tuesday evening, instructor Matt Baker asked 9-year-old Drew Heredia what he would do if put in a...

PPS Kicking and the Balance Paradigm

"Balance is a necessary ingredient for optimal martial arts performance." Two masters of the system, Progressive Protective Systems (PPS), disagree with the above statement, at...

The Sobering Facts About Progressive Protection System Footwork

Upon observation the footwork of The Progressive Protection Systems (PPS), as taught by Master Geoff Bennett, seems to have more in common with western...

The Role Of Kata For Contemporary Fighting Martial Artists

When many people see the name of the system I study, Progressive Protection Systems, they instantly think of a modernist system, which abhors the...

Sparring Within Your Parameters

The term ‘sparring’ conjures up many different images for different martial artists. These however are generally limited to one view per practitioner. Within the...

Trapping Range and the Rhythm of Combat

Trapping range has been said to be the most combative of ranges. The reason being is the weapons that can be employed (Legs, Fists,...