Martial Qigong

Welcome to another edition of the weekly White Crane Online blog. Over the past few weeks we have been exploring topics in and around the theme of Taoism. Last week I introduced the core concept of Qi (if you missed it, you might want to read it here first) and I explained a little bit … Continue reading Martial Qigong

Day 12 – Martial Discipline

China 2019 - Day 12, Monday, 29th July Back into the weekday routine and it seems to go something like this: wake up, revise Mandarin, training, lunch, Mandarin lesson, have a coffee, training, dinner, bike ride (taking photos), training, writing/reading, sleep... If there's a Groundhog Day scenario that I could quite happily go along with, … Continue reading Day 12 – Martial Discipline

Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

This blog post is reproduced from our sister site White Crane Online - where you can learn Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation online...   Whilst Tai Chi is a wonderful activity to integrate into your life, there are – apparently – other things that people enjoy doing – so I am told! 🙂 For many … Continue reading Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

In celebration of the Chinese year of the horse

To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse, I thought it worth re-blogging an old article on low horse stance training! Enjoy...   In days gone by to prove loyalty, dedication and commitment, new students to a Kung Fu club would have spent the first 6 months or so of training just practising low horse … Continue reading In celebration of the Chinese year of the horse

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Cross training is an oft-mentioned term in the health, fitness and martial arts world and not without good reason. It is a great way to vary your training, keeping it interesting, helping you remain injury free or rehabilitate existing injuries. It allows you to develop skills and experience in other areas of training, while improving … Continue reading Benefits of Martial Arts Training

The Importance of Self Defence

The essence of the traditional martial arts is self-defence. With regular and diligent practice of tai chi and kung fu, you will develop practical skills that (Heaven forbid) you may need to use to defend yourself one day in an extreme situation. As unlikely as this potential situation might be in this day and age, … Continue reading The Importance of Self Defence

3 Golden Rules of Self Defence

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting".  Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War Ultimately the traditional martial arts are about self defence. That is why they were designed as the efficient fighting systems that they are (if trained correctly). There are plenty of health and fitness benefits you … Continue reading 3 Golden Rules of Self Defence