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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.


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2013 Christmas Shopping List: Martial Arts Equipment and Long Reads to Get you Through the Winter Months.

Introduction  It is that time of year again.  A time for lights and laughter.  A time for memory and reflection.  But mostly it is a time of terror as you contemplate what you will get for that "very particular" martial... Continue Reading →

The Story of Ip Man’s Wooden Dummy

Introduction: A Very Brief History of the Wooden Dummy in the Southern Chinese Martial Arts. I have been shopping for a new wooden dummy (Mook Yan Jong).  Obviously Wing Chun has a long and fruitful association with the wooden dummy,... Continue Reading →

Traditional Training Equipment in the Chinese Martial Arts (Part II): Attack of the Wooden Dummies!

One of the most iconic images in the annals of Kung Fu training is that of the lone student, lost in the zen-like practice of his wooden dummy routine.  Dummies of various sorts and sizes have a long history in... Continue Reading →

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