Fight Science, Tong Bei Studies

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast

Fitness, and especially martial arts, is replete with sayings and training koans. Many of these sayings are rather suspect, sounding good on the surface but not standing up to scrutiny. Others are so counter intuitive, they foster resistance to them to this day. One of these sayings is “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.… Continue reading Slow is smooth and smooth is fast

Tong Bei Studies

The Biomechanics of Ma Tong Bei: Dan Pi Shou 單劈手

In preparation for Ma Yue's visit here in a couple of weeks, I will be posting some discussions related to Ma Shi Tongbei and related topics. We still have room so anyone that wants to come for the rare opportunity, please let me know. Ma Yue with Russian Students in "gun bei"滾背 Introduction Ma Shi… Continue reading The Biomechanics of Ma Tong Bei: Dan Pi Shou 單劈手

Historical Martial Arts, Tong Bei Studies

An Overview of Ma Shi Tong Bei Training

My background in Chinese martial arts is varied and diverse. I have been lucky enough to study with some of the best teachers working, both famous and unknown. My first art is Taijiquan, which my teacher Gabriel Chin learned from the Yang Ban Hou lineage. Later I studied Wushu with Ma Chao of the Beijing… Continue reading An Overview of Ma Shi Tong Bei Training