Kungfu Blog

You need soft qi gong

People come to us to learn kungfu, thinking it will be great fun to learn to hit things while getting fit. Few come to us to learn Shuang Yang, our Taoist Temple style of soft qi gung. But to be good at kungfu, you need to learn the soft side as well.

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Year of the Dragon: Work hard

Welcome to the year of the Dragon! The Dragon, one of the 12 creatures in the Chinese astrological cycle and the only mythological member, spells a year of good luck and prosperity for people willing to work hard and take risks.

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Training frustration

As the New Year kicks into gear, feelings of irritation and frustration come to the fore as kungfu practitioners settle back into daily life post-winter holidays; welcome to the January kungfu blues.

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Goals for the New Year

Bruce Lee once said: “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” Set yourselves goals for your kungfu in 2012, to keep yourselves motivated and training hard. Don’t become despondent if you don’t reach those goals though, and don’t become complacent if you do; keep your goals as moving targets.

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Grading greatness, Tiger focus

We recently held a grading for children and adults up to the level of fourth pattern in Tiger Crane style and second pattern in Yong Tai Tiger Boxing. Overall, the grading was one of the best we have had in some time. Every student, particularly those in the lower grades, did exceptionally well.

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You are what you eat

People forget that eating the right food is crucial for a successful training regime, and to aid you in achieving your physical goals. You are literally what you eat, so if your thing is sausage rolls, you’re going to get a bit of a muffin top going on, like it or not!

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