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I miss Kung Fu

I’ve had knee surgery recently, if you’re not in the loop, and I really can’t do anything for a few months — I miss my martial arts BADLY, especially Xingyiquan (Form of the Mind Fist), probably my favorite martial art.

Here is my kung fu big-brother David doing one of my favorite Xingyiquan forms, Ba Zi Gong Lian Huan (8 Word Skills Linking Form — a combination of all of the “Word Skills”, each skill being based on one word/theory/character in Chinese)

He’s a little too relaxed here in my opinion, just cruising. He is missing the INTENTION that must be present in Xingyiquan — literally “the eye of the tiger”: when you look at your target, you think you must kill this person, that your fist must go through him.

 

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