5 Ways Kung Fu Relieves Stress

We’ve all gone through those long days of work where it feels like time has suddenly slowed down and each minute feels like a gruelling hour. I’ll be honest, most days I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for work to end and it’s such a relief to get home and veg on the… Continue reading 5 Ways Kung Fu Relieves Stress

3 Ways the Staff is Used for Exercising

Learning the staff form I am proud to say that I can now get through the full staff form without making any mistakes – or too many mistakes. Okay, fine, I’m doing the easy staff form. And yes, I still have a long way to go in terms of mastering the staff not to mention… Continue reading 3 Ways the Staff is Used for Exercising

Martial Arts Bruise Therapy

Do you ever stop getting bruises as a martial artist? The simple answer to this is no. Most forms of martial arts are designed for close-range combat where you will be fighting with opponents using fists, kicks, and other close-combat fighting techniques. An average day of kung fu training for me will always include some… Continue reading Martial Arts Bruise Therapy

Remembering to Breathe while Exercising

One. Two. Three. Four… Counting the reps in a set is no problem. It’s so easy to put all your concentration on the number of push-ups or crunches you’ve done. While in the middle of a workout, if you’re anything like me then all your focus is on what number of push-ups you’ve done and all your… Continue reading Remembering to Breathe while Exercising

The Martial Art Styles of Ngo Cho Kun

The Ancestor Styles Ngo Cho Kun is a Southern Chinese martial arts style that has been derived from the principles and techniques of five father kung fu styles: the breathing methods and iron body style of Bodhidharma; the posture and dynamic power of the Luohan; the precision and movement efficiency of Tai Cho (Taizu); the… Continue reading The Martial Art Styles of Ngo Cho Kun

The Origins of Ngo Cho Kun

Ngo Cho Kun translates from the Hokkian language to “Five Ancestors Fist.” It is a style of kung fu adapted and modified using the techniques from five parent styles of kung fu.