Kung Fu Beats Coronavirus

As a martial artist we spend a great proportion of our lives putting our bodies as well as our minds into uncomfortable situations and positions.   Take my favourite exercise for example, the low horse stance (those who know me will not be surprised!). It's the perfect example of physical discomfort and stress.    It … Continue reading Kung Fu Beats Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update: Online Classes, Training Plans, Video Tutorials, and a STAYWELL Discount Code

We understand that it may be a concern for students to come out to class at present, with all of the bad news surrounding Coronavirus. All of our classes are still taking place but please follow NHS advice and stay away from class if yourself or those around you are showing symptoms. Information can be … Continue reading Coronavirus Update: Online Classes, Training Plans, Video Tutorials, and a STAYWELL Discount Code

Tào Lù and the Platonic World of Forms

套路 - tàolù Taolu is the pinyin romanisation of 套路. In this context 'tào' is a classifying word for anything regarding sets or collections of things, 'lù' is a journey, road, path. In English we speak of martial arts forms, sets, routines. The Japanese term 'kata' is often used also. Plato was of course the … Continue reading Tào Lù and the Platonic World of Forms