What is Fa Jin?

What is Fa Jin?

In Chinese martial arts and their derivatives a great deal of time is spent developing jin (or ging in Cantonese). Jin is quite a simple concept but is often confused and mixed with esoteric aspects of training. Jin refers to a trained or developed power as opposed to...
A Brief History of the Lions Roar Martial Art

A Brief History of the Lions Roar Martial Art

In these blog posts I hope to cover the historic background of the arts we teach. As the indo-Tibetan art of SiJiHao (Lions Roar!) forms the backbone of our schools syllabus and has a lengthy, fascinating and rich history, I feel this is the best place to start. It...
Bricking It! The Art of Balance

Bricking It! The Art of Balance

One of the most important aspects of Martial Arts is balance. The late Xing Yi Quan Master Hsu Hong Chi is quoted as saying “If with every step you can hit and yet remain balanced and centred you will win most fights”. Without balance one can neither have...