Throughout military history, axes have played a pivotal role on the battlefield, and their significance transcends different eras and cultures. From ancient dynasties to iconic moments in American military history, these formidable weapons have left an indelible mark. Drawing inspiration from military texts, such as
A new book on unarmed and armed strategies of the Shanghai Municipal Police by Marc Lawrence, Independently published (May 15, 2020). Second Generation Yin Style Bagua Instructor: Tsai Ching Tung standing next to William E. Fairbairn.
Sun Tzu is credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has inspired both Western and East Asian philosophy of combat. Sun Tzu’s methodology is foundational in the creation of Internal Martial Arts.
[Special Thanks to HK01 Hong Kong News for the honorable mention of IRFS in the March 2020 edition] An excellent article on the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife and “Father of Close Combat”- ‘William Fairbairn used to practice a variety of martial arts, and finally merged
Practitioners of Yin Style in the past were not only fighters, but physicians with profound knowledge of complex human anatomy. It has been stated long ago, that the Lion posture strengthens the lungs and respiratory response more so than the other systems. “Simple arm elevation
Te fluid and adaptive strikes of the snake entwines and devastates an opponent’s defense. In contemporary times, the serpent strategy resides in Shaolin methods of Baguazhang, Bajiquan, and Taijiquan. Armored Shaolin monks in the Ming Era defended empires, using the Long Snake Formation in battle.
Shaolin martial disciplines are renown as the core of Chinese Kungfu, and in stark contrast to popular understanding- its reputation is earned through centuries-old history in the professional military forces. As a general comparison, the Templar Knights in the West are equivalent in nature to
“The present study was to deepen the relationship between the passive or active movements of our body in space and the numerical processing by studying a movement that has so far not been explored, that is, the circular motion (i.e., clockwise/counterclockwise movement). The circular motion
The vestibular system is improved through refined biomechanic training of the body, further enhanced by expanding protective reflexes during fight or flight mode. Methodical circle walking with tight diameters provide a foundation for the development of sensory systems such as touch, vision, sound, and proprioception.
[Dowager Empress Cixi and YSB Guards returning to Beijing in 1902/ Chang Dong Sheng demonstrating wrestling and weapons engagement in the National Army Combat Class] Yin Style Bagua Bannermen were distributed among the Beijing-Tianjin area in the northern military port towns during the late Qing