August 24, 2016

Getting hit in the head is  never a good thing - something traditional arts discovered centuries ago and modern martial arts are beginning to discover now

January 7, 2016

China’s Dragon Culture

We human beings are able to produce culture because of our unique ability to symbolize. A community is defined by its culture–one could argue that culture is it’s defining attribute. To an outsider, someone who does not b...

September 29, 2015

The Luohan are characterized in Buddhist scriptures as forest or mountain dwellers, descriptions which made them sound like the Daoist masters who withdrew to the mountains in search of immortality. Chinese works of art often present luohan i...

February 26, 2015

"Qigong is a product of the twentieth century, but is rooted in the earlier tradition.
The term is mentioned in the Tang period to designate the "practice of *qi," and in the Song period the "efficiency of qi." In modern times, it has taken on...

December 23, 2014


Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Resea...

August 16, 2014

We will be adding more video content to this site ( here is the first of a series of short films on our Shaolin tradition. 

May 15, 2014

Wushu training in Hunan province during the 1930s including, military training, the Changsha city women high school group calisthenics; Hunan National Art Gym Schoolgirls performing "Eight Forms" and Shaolin quan; Military training of Pu Ji; S...

May 10, 2014

Insightful article by Shifu Longfei Yang from the International Xin Wu Men Martial Arts Association.


In the modern era, Chinese martial arts have, via many differe...

April 20, 2014

Western medical care treats ailments of the mind and the body as separate fields of study. A review of literature on physical activity and mental health by Paula Bingham* bears this out, in spite the fact that recent research supports the usef...

March 22, 2014

In ancient times, Shaolin monks practiced different kinds of staff weapons. At first glance it is apparent that weapons contradicte the tenets of Buddhism which advocates non-violence, however the symbolic context of the wrathful deities arise...

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