The 3 most popular styles of kung fu

Almost everyone knows that kung fu is a form of martial arts. But what some people might not be aware of is that there are different types and styles that fall under the category of kung fu. The style of kung fu that I practice is called Five Ancestors Fist or (Ngo Cho Kun) and… Continue reading The 3 most popular styles of kung fu

7 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Kung Fu Training

Each movement of your body is a small part of a circle. Your hands connect to your arms that connect to your shoulders, your back, your hips and each fibre of your body and together they create a force. Whether you are blocking an attack or throwing a punch, it requires a great amount of… Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Kung Fu Training

Looking After Your Health While in School

Who else is excited that school’s back in session? Well, if you are, that’s probably because you’re not in school anymore. I graduated a few years ago, so I get to say “ha, ha suckers” to all my younger siblings who had to trod on back to school wearing frowns. To be fair, not everyone… Continue reading Looking After Your Health While in School

Why Martial Artists Shout

What’s up with all the yelling? As a kid, I went through a phase where I thought martial arts was the best. I was introduced to Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee very early on and they became my childhood heroes. Especially Jackie Chan. I remember waking up super early and sneaking past my parents bedroom… Continue reading Why Martial Artists Shout

How to Improve Speed

Speed is very important in martial arts. Ngo Cho Kun is a kung fu based on strength and speed. The point is to knock the attacker down with one punch so they don’t get up again. But to make this more effective, not only should you have the strength to complete knock your opponent out,… Continue reading How to Improve Speed

7 Reasons Why Kids Should Join Kung Fu

I remember the feeling of dread the first time I saw my little sister wave a sword around when she was 12. I was convinced that she was going to chop her head own off, or worse, mine. And yes, my fear was mostly brought upon by sibling rivalry – siblings can be both best… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Kids Should Join Kung Fu

Why Kung Fu Uses Circular Motion

My impression of Kung fu is that it seems have a strong focus on the range of motion and what the body is capable of. From balance to quick strikes. Whether you are going through the forms slowly or in the middle of a rapid spar, whatever movement you are making at any given time… Continue reading Why Kung Fu Uses Circular Motion