A Brief Visit to the Shaolin Wushu Guan

Shaolin Temple’s original founding is probably the most mythologized aspect of its history. One of its earliest written sources is a Tang-Period (618-907) short story on a historical Shaolin monk named Sengchou 480-560. Beyond that, we often say the temple was founded by Ba Tuo around 495 BCE, and has been home to such disciples as Hui Guang and Seng Chou, the earliest known martial arts monks. Imagine; kung fu training has been held in this hall for generations since.

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Tiger Talk: Sifu Brian Kuttel

Sifu Brian Kuttel: A full-time instructor of Choy Li Fut. Based in Geneva Switzerland, he is a disciple under Tai Sifu Jason J. Wong son of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong, Brian has written several articles featured in Kung Fu Tai Chi and Inside Kung Fu Magazine and is author of the book “Monkey Movement.”

We discuss Tiger and the Monkey in Kung Fu, Choy Lay Fut and Tai Chi. We also discuss the nature of online learning and the secret to Taming the Tiger inside!
Sifu Brian can be found online at: https://www.sifukuttel.com

Check out his Choy Lay Fut or his Tai Chi YouTube channel.

Sifu Brian has made available some of his writings on Tiger Kung Fu and a selection of informative video to A TIGER’s TALE Sifu Kuttel’s Claws of the Tiger

Happy Birthday James Hong!

James Hong is a hero to many, he is a treasure to the Asian-American Diaspora and the actor behind many iconic roles. I had the very good fortune of meeting him more than 20 years ago. It took a few attempts but we did get to briefly collaborate.

Tonight! Empty Flute

An informal presentation by Cornelius Shinzen Boots Shihan (master) of the Shakuhachi Flute. The shakuhachi is an ancient bamboo flute originally used by both Buddhist monks and Samurai warriors.

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Tiger Talk with Robin Leong

We continue to celebrate the Luna New Year of the Tiger with a very special guest, Robin Leong. The Master of (Hung Gar) Kung Fu, Actor and Author joined me to discuss the personal importance of the Year of the Tiger. His life long journey devoted to bringing his legendary father’s martial arts traditions to a new generation. We discuss the oral history of Kung Fu in Seattle, Bruce Lee, John Leong, his appearances on Singapore television, the founding of his own Ch’i Life Studio and his publishing ventures. His historic coffee table book LIVING KUNG FU as well as his two picture books: THE KUNG FU FORCE AND THE TOWER OF DOOM and THE KUNG FU FORCE AND THE PERILOUS BOBA WHIRLPOOL.

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