Kung Fu Living is a complete system of online Kung Fu training that incorporates the most efficient techniques with modern teaching methods.
Tao Te Kung Fu has been developed using techniques predominately from the Kung Fu style of Wing Chun. Unlike Traditional Wing Chun, in Tao Te Kung Fu the forms are easy to learn and incorporate the techniques in the way they will work in real life. “Tao Te” means the virtuous or powerful way, and refers to the development of the style within a modern context. There is always the danger that if one becomes entrenched in a tradition, eventually lessons look like some sort of historical re-enactment. Tao Te Kung Fu takes advantage of the most recent developments in the neuroscience of skill acquisition and includes influences from other traditions not available to earlier practitioners and is refreshed with decades of real-life experience in the security industry.
Because Tao Te Kung Fu was developed to enable a smaller, weaker fighter to overcome a larger and stronger opponent it is ideally suited to people of all sizes and ages. Not being dependent on vast strength, Tao Te Kung Fu puts an emphasis on efficient techniques, with functional biomechanics.
Watch a young tree bending in the wind and then snapping back, or an old willow catching the wind on one side as it gusts along a river and see the branches swirl and slap. Perhaps you’ve walked through a young forest where the branches are in your way and your friend, in front of you has bent a branch away as they have pushed past, only for the branch, when released to whip back and hit you. If so you already have a sense of the tension that can be stored in wood. As you learn and practice this Wood form, picture yourself like a tree. The wind blows you one way or makes you twist, holding that torque in you core muscles and rooted to the ground, you are able to unwind, accelerating into a strike releasing all that power. Wood has a very particular way of storing tension and can be devastating when that tension is directed at something. Remember, the earliest artillery devices, Roman ballista or medieval trebuches and the like, might have been hurling metal bolts or rocks, but is was wood that provided the lever to throw them.
In this online Kung Fu training program, you will learn one of 5 Advanced Level forms, the Wood form, named after the element the form embodies.
During the Advanced Level, in addition to learning more specialised strikes, kicks and double blocks, you will incorporate specifically appropriate use of weight transference for more advanced tactical fighting concepts. At this advanced level, each of the forms takes on the key features of each of the Chinese elements, enabling a martial artist to smoothly adapt their style to strategically nullify any attack used by their opponent.
you will learn how to deliver many more strikes and kicks in devastating combinations as well more sophisticated blocks with yielding dynamics that turn an opponent’s force against him with precise knockout strikes.
Each 16-part form is short enough to be remembered easily (this is martial arts, not memory training), and practiced until it can be done without thinking. Each form is put together in a way that if any part of it were used automatically, in a violent confrontation, it would deliver a conflict winning combination.
The program is set out for you to train every day using several short videos. Adding to your skills in easy to follow steps, you will build a foundation of superb combat skills that will become second nature to you.
Some videos are called Repeat Drills, these are of simple techniques that you need to learn so that you can do them without thinking. Once you press play, they will simply repeat continuously until you hit stop. This will enable you to practice each movement many times with a constant visual reference to help you get it right. You don’t want to practice until you get it right, you want to practice until you can’t get it wrong.
It is tempting to rush ahead, but you will find that to learn these skills thoroughly, it is best that you master each part as you go even if that means repeating the same day several times. Excellence takes patience and determination. Remember “Kung Fu” means “mastery through discipline.”