[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
The Qing era heavy knife (Big Saber) as a whole symbolizes a dragon, which is divided into a dragon head, a dragon body, and a dragon tail. Several variants exist, ranging from patrol, strength development, to ceremonial applications. The oversized strength training versions of wrestlers
The method of clenching fists in Bajiquan is unlike standard boxing in origin. The four-finger curves and hollows, in a shape similar to a “palladium” or fork-like instrument. The ancients named it “Palladium Fist/Baziquan” during the Ming Dynasty. The system excels in close-in boxing, stick
The Tiger Fork/Palladium is standard equipment of Imperial Guards during the Ming and Qing Dynasties- the melee cold weapon is often used in tiger hunts, military, and law enforcement applications. The Tiger Fork remains a versatile tool to this day in Asia, still utilized by