Kung Fu/martial arts


Taby2 wrote at 2008-01-29 16:59:28
SO NOT TRUE!!!!!!! lol humans believe that only what seems to be "normal" or "daily" is true or even posible. who says that we cant fly? whos says we cant do things that WE HAVENT TRIED.

Danny Phillips wrote at 2014-11-15 14:04:49
and everyone thinks they are a critic. Very easy and very brave to talk about someone without having met them, from a distant keyboard. I have actually met and trained with sifu mooney over the years and have found him to be a very knowledgeable and friendly person. He told me that his empty force is more about gaining a psychological edge than a physiological one, and that it is not intended as a fighting method, but is to be used as a means to gain a better feeling about your surroundings. check out his 13 page dissertation on southern and northern shaolin http://what-when-how.com/martial-arts/boxing-chinese-shaolin-styles-martial-arts  

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Ken Gullette


I am a senior level (black sash) instructor in the American Tao System of Internal Arts. We study and practice the internal arts of Chen Tai Chi, Hsing-I Chuan, and Baguazhang. I also study and teach Chi Kung (Qigong) and Chin-Na. I began studying martial arts in 1973. I was 20 years old, a college student, and was inspired by Bruce Lee and the Kung-Fu TV show. My first teacher was Grandmaster Sin The in Lexington, Kentucky. I studied Shaolin with him. During the 1970's I also studied Taekwondo with Master Randy Chambliss. In the early 80's, I studied Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu (wushu) with Karen Vaughn in Cincinnati. I met Sifu Phillip Starr in 1987 when I moved to Omaha, and earned a black sash in his Yiliquan system. He taught me the basics of Hsing-I, Tai Chi and Bagua. In 1998, I began studying Chen Tai Chi with Jim and Angela Criscimagna. They are indoor disciples of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. I've also learned from Grandmaster Chen and his brother, Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, the head of tai chi training in the Chen village, Henan Province. Their ancestor, Chen Wangting, created tai chi about 350 years ago. I have also learned from Mike Sigman and other very good instructors. I have a website, www.internalfightingarts.com, where I teach all three internal arts online to students around the world. The site is very video intense. Eastern philosophy, especially Zen and Taoism, are very important to me. I am developing a means of explaining these philosophies to Americans in plain English so they can apply them to daily life in the 21st Century USA. I call it American Tao. I am 55 years old and enjoy competing in tournaments, often sparring young black belts (and even winning occasionally). I can answer questions about the internal arts, chi kung, tournament competition, philosophy, and keeping fit after the age of 40 or 50.


Winner of two gold medals at the 1990 AAU Kung Fu Nationals. Continue to compete. My students also are very successful in tournaments. Becoming a teacher and winning the respect and frienship of my students. Teaching chi kung (qigong) and centering techniques that have helped many students deal with stress and illness.

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