Monday, October 05, 2009

Latest news!

The new shirts and weapons for Sil Lum Mountain finally came in. Students love the new design and the weapon quality has improved greatly over previous year's orders. Lion dance at the senior estate went great! Steve did a bang up job with the lion and Derik did a great job running the show! Thanks to all who came out to help out. These type of events help the kwoons out greatly and we do appreciate you being involved as students. For closed door candidates, this is part of the deal and it is suggested that you participate in as many things as you can. Again, thanks to all of you. I know I speak for Sifu Chris as well.

Sifu Anthony

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hong Kong

Sifu Li is off to Hong Kong. We wish him well and safe travel.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Class Hours

Just wanted to let everyone know that Kong Hoi Kung Fu - Sil Lum Mountain has new class hours. Please go to our website www.konghoikungfu.com for details.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All Day Tourney 2009 Prep!

The all day event went great for all the Lai Tong Pai practitioners that participated. I was excited to see everyone there. This was the first time Kong Hoi Kung Fu Association has had an all day workout geared specifically for an upcoming tournament. I think everyone learned a great deal. We went through forms, weapon forms, luk sao and continuous sparring in preparation for the 2009 CACMA National Kung Fu/Tai Chi Tournament being held on May 2, 2009 at the Charlotte Convention Center. I hope everyone had a great time. I know we will have more of these sessions in the future for other upcoming national events. Maybe we can take a few pictures of the event to post next time. Take care everyone!

Sifu Anthony

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Master Weighs In

My good friend and Tai Chi Master, Alan Lumder, wrote about rooting:

Rooting is fundamental to effective technique. The Chinese say heaven and earth which means that the legs are solid and the upstairs moves lightly. Rooting can be both static (fixed) and moving. It is best for your students’ to start developing their roots with standing exercises. You may want to consider the following:

Have your people start with fix postures. Use holding the ball or a move from your forms. Start with holding the move for 1-3 minutes. Let them feel the energy drain from upstairs and settle into both legs. It is a process of relaxation. Make sure that their posture is good. Knees must not exceed the toes. After a while they can visualize energy orbits. They should work up to 15-30 minutes. By holding postures, they can work out the energy movements. In time the entire body becomes light and balanced.

When they can hold fixed postures, work on their forms. By doing the forms slowly, using empty steps, and proper body mechanics, they can develop moving roots. The need to be focusing on their legs, where they are now, and much less on destination.

Been a while

Lets talk root. Rooting is the first step of your foundation training. Moving root is where you want to be. How do you develop this? Easy, do your forms and it will come. There is no shortcut. Pondder on this.

Chris

Been a while

Monday, December 22, 2008

Challenges

Have you ever thought "The sword is my weapon, I don't do the staff all that great" or something to that effect? This goes against the Shaolin way. We strive to prefect all of our skills despite our limitations. Does this mean we will achieve greatness with the staff? No but it means we never stop trying and never give up.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Living the Kung Fu Life

I live the kung fu life. I am proud of my accomplishments and I had my new employer comment that he hired me because of my martial arts. Go back and get to the five excellence's of this blog. I strive to get through school, work hard and still practice.

Good to be back,
Chris