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Kung Fu and Wushu

Kung Fu and Wushu Styles are Chinese martial arts that focuse on hand/arm strikes, kicks and even weapons training and include many different styles.

Shaolin Temple and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu

There are numerous accounts and legends of the origins and history of the Shaolin Temple. In my humble opinion this is the story of...

Shi Dechao: Iron Palm and Wolf’s Hair Brush

Shi Dechao exemplifies the big warrior monk. At 5' 11" and weighing in at over 220 pounds, Dechao may not be as gargantuan as...

Respect and Discipline: Grandmaster John Leong Honors Tradition

Grandmaster John Leong doesn't look like a man approaching seventy. He certainly doesn't act like one. Every morning he gets up at 5:00 AM...

Cung Le Brings Sanshou into the Cage

It was the shot heard around the world. Late in the third round of the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship title bout, Cung Le delivered a...

Master Jack Fu Trades Sanshou for Push Hands

When the average American hears "tai chi," the image that springs to mind is of little elderly people practicing gently in the park. That...

Master David Charng and Legacy of Shuai Chiao

For a six-year-old boy, there's nothing like a day at the movies, especially when Grandpa Master David Charng treats you to ice cream. David...

Lou Reed on Tai Chi

Redwood City's Fox Theater is still reverberating from the rock and roll pounding it took last November. During a stop on his latest tour,...

Northern and Southern Kung Fu Styles: Which Produce Better Fighters?

Like a giant yingyang symbol, the People's Republic of China could be divided into two opposing halves, each with its own special brand of...

Jing Quan Dao – Combat Tactics of Chinese Police

Quick throws, attacks and counterattacks, Chin Na (joint locks), kicking, fist and palm strikes and more . . . Jing Quan Dao "Combat Tactics...

Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

No set of rules or codified techniques exist for Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and this art uses methods and techniques from all styles,...

Hsing I Chuan Body Mind Boxing

Hsing I Chuan translates to "form and intention boxing" or "body-mind boxing". The history of Hsing I Chuan is unclear. One account credits Boddhidarma...

List of Kung Fu Styles

Bafaquan - Eight Methods Baguazhang (Bagua Zhang) - Eight Trigrams Palm Bajiquan - Eight Extremes Fist Bak Mei - White Eyebrow Black Tiger Kung Fu Chaquan - Cha Fist Changquan...

About Kung Fu Styles

The de-generalized list of Kung Fu Styles below was prepared for USADOJO.COM by Sijo Robert Z of the Shaolin Academy. According to Sijo Z,...

Hsing Yi Chuan

Hsing Yi Chuan is one of the three internal arts. Like Tai Chi and Pa Kua, Hsing Yi is taught with three purposes in...

History of Hop Gar Kung Fu and Wong Yin Lum

Hop Gar kung fu is rooted in the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Buddhist monks spread the seeds of this ancient art from Tibet through...

Lama Wushu Hop Gar

A style of Wushu emphasizing combat effectiveness. The style is based on Lion Roar Wushu, which originated during the Tang dynasty and was taught...

Heung Chan: Choy Li Fat

Master Heung Chan, the founder of Choy Li Fut, was born in the Kwang-Tung province of China on July 10, 1806. At the age...

Cha Chuan

An important system in China is Cha Chuan, a fighting style developed by members of the Muslim faith. Muslim immigrants have lived in China...

Keeping Kung Fu Secrets Grandmaster David Chin

How do you know if your kung fu is real? Secret teachings, closed-door disciples, and special transmissions permeate kung fu legends. Feuding lineage branches...