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The Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal

From the BBC: Dressed in traditional maroon robes modified in the style of karate uniforms, the women’s smiling faces concealed an incredible energy and strength. These are the Kung-Fu nuns: Nepal’s only female order to practice the deadly martial art

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Chinese Kung Fu – Power of Southern Boxing


Chinese Kung Fu Documentary on Southern Style Boxing.

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Chinese Kung Fu – Wudang


Part of a Chinese Documentary on Wudang.

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7. The Bull Transcended

 Astride the bull, I reach home. I am serene. The bull too can rest. Dawn has come. I blissful repose, Within my thatched dwelling I have abandoned the whip and rope. Comment: All is one law, not two. We only

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The Circle of Power

~by Richard Kim, Ph.D. Sensei and I were high in the mountains overlooking Yugawara.  The air was crisp and we stood silently, breathing and enjoying the clean air. Sensei broke the silence by saying softly, “Stand as if in attention,”

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6. Riding the Bull Home

Mounting the bull, slowly I return homeward. The voice of my flute intones through the evening. Measuring with hand-beats the pulsating harmony, I direct the endless melody. Whoever hears this melody will join me. Comment: This struggle is over; gain

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Morality in Karate

~by O’Sensei Richard Kim (excerpt from The Weaponless Warrior) During the Satsuma occupation of Okinawa, a Japanese samurai, who had lent money to a fisherman, made a trip on collection day to Itoman Province where the fisherman lived. Unable to

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5. Taming the Bull

The whip and rope are necessary, Else he might stray off down some dusty road. Being well trained, he becomes naturally gentle. Then, unfettered, he obeys his master. Comment: When one thought arises, another thought follows. When the first thought

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4. Catching the Bull

I seize him with a terrific struggle. His great will and power are inexhaustible. He charges to the high plateau far above the cloud-mists, Or in an impenetrable ravine he stands. Comment:  He dwelt in the forest a long time,

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CMAC Shaolin – Week 5

The third week went by really quickly despite not getting a whole lot of training in. It seems the monks really don’t like training in the rain. We have missed four whole days of training because it’s been too wet.

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