Category Archive: Martial Arts History

Jun 22

The Complete Book of Tai Chi, by Sifu Wong Kiew Kit

To be forthright, Tai Chi is not my primary style, but I love this book.  I consider this book to be akin to Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere (another review forthcoming) as it is a reference that helps any martial artist’s background in a conceptual manner. As the title suggests, this is a rather complete …

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Apr 27

Empty your cup…

Most Martial Artists will have heard some variation on the “Empty your cup” at some point in their training career.  For those who have not, or would like a reminder, here are two of the many incarnations – Empty your Cup (long), A Cup of Tea (short).  Even if you are not a Martial Artist, you …

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Jul 21

It’s been 40 years and he’s still taking us to school…

On this, the 40th anniversary of the passing of a legend, I step onto this privileged platform to talk about the Legendary Bruce Lee.  He died before I was born yet he has been one of the single-most influential figures in my Martial Arts training and study.  I have not studied Jeet Kune Do, but …

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