Wei Yuan Feng (魏元峰) Shifu

Wei Yuan Feng Shifu (魏元峰) was our Grandmaster in both our open door and closed door systems of training. This video is a documentary by CCTV (Mandarin language) on Wei Yuan Feng (魏元峰) Shifu and his life and contribution to […]

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Cutting Moving Objects

This is a very short clip showing the practice of cutting moving objects with the Demon Head Sword. The targets used here are gem squash which are thrown into the air using the cutting hand. The swordsman must then draw […]

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Jade Projectile?

This article is just for interest at the moment. As we uncover more information on the subject we will update this work. The pictured item was reportedly unearthed in a Hongshan excavation site. Hongshan 紅山文化 was an early Far Eastern […]

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“Gentleman on the Roof Beam”

 If anyone is ever in doubt as to the existence of the midnight thief, spy, assassin or Ninja-like figure in Chinese history and culture, just type the following into a Chinese translation service or google – 樑上君子,This is the return,樑上君子liáng […]

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Is Yin Fa 隱法 a Martial Art?

Is Yin Fa 隱法 a Martial Art? This bizarre question is so often asked. Here is the answer in three parts:- 1/ Is Yin Fa 隱法 a Martial Art? Answer: Yes, Yin Fa 隱法 is a Martial Art!  It is […]

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Clothing and Equipment of the Midnight Thief

We encountered several verbal descriptions of stealth operatives along our research journey. They were usually anecdotes from the last generation to see these enigmatic figures in the dark corners or on the rooftops, just as the Chinese movies depict. The […]

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Fēi Zhuǎ 飛爪 – Flying Claw

The Fēi Zhuǎ 飛爪 – Flying Claw – is never mentioned with more than a few words these days. The truth is that people no longer know what it is, or what it was used for. The weapon is simple, […]

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Articles

During our research of Chinese Martial Arts in the “military sector”, we kept coming up with references to the Japanese sword. As strange as it may seem, Ming period China wanted and indeed, needed, swords from Japan. The historical record […]

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Dart Launcher

Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian (火弩流星箭, lit. ‘Fire crossbow meteor arrow’) is a disposable dart launching handgonne made of bamboo. It consists of a bamboo tube that is wrapped in tendon, hemp and iron wire, then reinforced with glue and […]

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