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Martial Arts Philosophy-Chinese Versus Japanese Part 1

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

When broken up, martial is referred to as “those inclined to war or fighting”.  Art is referred to as “the expression or creative skill and imagination”. Thus, martial arts is to be translated as “the expression of creative fighting skills”. Some (possibly the majority) of the practices still firmly embrace this concept.  However there are […]

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Martial Arts School Safety

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The title of this article may seem like an odd question, but it is something everyone should ask themselves. This is only for their own benefit and health. Safety in this respect refers to the physical environment, cleanliness, and set up of the martial arts school. There are certain warning signs and things you should […]

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History of the Chinese Lion Dance

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Chinese Lion Dance is a celebratory dance usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year and other special occasions. Two dancers perform each lion, one as the head and fore-legs, and the other as the butt and hind-legs. The dancers both wear pants to match the lion’s fur, with one dancer under the oversized head, and […]

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What is Kendo – What You Need to Know

Friday, February 10th, 2017

What is Kendo? Kenjutsu, founded on the principle of setsunin-to (life-taking sword) was the base for Kendo historically. Katsujin-ken (life-giving sword) and Katsujin referred to as “the sword that animates the sword fighter” are now the modern principles for Kendo. In essence, the focus shifted from taking a life to improving ones own life through Kendo’s Practice. What is […]

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Developing the Student Mindset

Martial Arts Punch Defense Variations

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The straight punch, or jab, is a widely used technique used in almost every existing martial art. Though different arts may vary slightly in how they deliver this technique, the biggest difference lies in how they defend against it. Some martial arts will block the blow with a stagnant defense. Others will avoid contact completely […]

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Florida Chinese Lion Dance Performance | Entertainment

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Florida Chinese Lion dance Performance | Entertainment Welcome to LakelandKungFu.com and SifuOchWingChun.com, this is the official site of the Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu Institute. We specialize in Southern Chinese Kung Fu and are a Asian Lion Dance and Martial Art troupe headquartered in Central Florida, Lakeland Polk County. Our Kung Fu school trains people […]

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Tampa Bay Wing Chun School | SELF DEFENSE

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

TAMPA BAY WING CHUN SCHOOL  | SELF DEFENSE I have spent the last year training with Tampa Bay Wing Chun School run by Garret and I have noticed improvements in myself.  Garret emphasizes physical training at the beginning of each class.   I have improved muscle tone and stamina.  Wing Chun techniques taught to me have improved […]

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Florida Chinese Lion Dance | LION DANCE FLORIDA

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

FLORIDA CHINESE LION DANCE | LION DANCE FLORIDA Our Florida Chinese lion dance team travels all over the state providing authentic fun entertainment for Asian weddings, businesses, corporations, and Chinese New Year celebrations and Chinese New Year Festivals! Our entertainment usually starts with festive clothing, chinese lion dance music, chinese drum, symbols, and gong with […]

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Chinese New Year in Tampa | Lion dance Tampa

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN TAMPA | LION DANCE TAMPA Chinese New Year in Tampa may not have a large Chinatown like other large cities in North America, but Central Florida is the proud home of Sifu Och Wing Chun, a well-known and skilled Wing Chun Kung Fu school that goes all over central florida performing for […]

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