Every lineage holder needs a name

Internal Kung Fu master and the new lineage holder Long De Guan

One thing I forget to tell people is our school name, it was given to me when I was teaching Internal Kung Fu in Japan. Let me tell you that trying to get things done in Japan if you’re a foreigner is pretty tough, and practically impossible if you don’t speak fluent Japanese. Due to…

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Post Heaven Bagua Zhang

The Internal Kung Fu of Bagua Zhang with Ollie Smith

Post-Heaven Bagua¬†Zhang. Also known as Straight Line Bagua there are 64 individual forms separated into 8 lines of 8 forms, practised separately and linked together, each line with a focused discipline and a traditional fighting application. Post-Heaven Sixty Four Entwining Palms. The 8 Pre-Heaven Palms are derived from sixty four single drills and which can…

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Pre-Heaven Bagua Zhang

Ollie Smith Bagua circle walking

Pre-Heaven Bagua by Internal Kung Fu master Luo Dexiu Lou Dexiu Pre-Heaven Bagua In the Pre-Heaven Bagua palms of the Yizong lineage there is a strong association to the form and movement of a dragon; The ‘Single Palm Change’, represents the dragon’s head. Consecutively the dragon’s body is made up of 8 forms – Snake…

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Introducing Master Luo De Xiu.

Master Luo and Ollie Smith training Taiji -Si Ping Tui Shou

One of the best Internal Kung Fu masters around today I began my journey with Luo in 1999 and still train with him today, when I can find him that is. You’ll most likely meet Luo Dexiu teaching a seminar somewhere in the world, you might also think that you know him after attending his…

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Destroying the will.

Musashi Andy Hug

Andy Hug vs Mike Bernado 1996 K1 Grand Prix. Internal Kung Fu ideas on destryoying the will. This is not a story about the magnificent Andy Hug or K1. ‘Destroying the will’ is the result where a fighter is repeatedly beaten on, so much so that it destroys his willingness to continue fighting, not beating…

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