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Wushu FAQ – Answers to Your Top Kung Fu Questions!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Have you ever wondered what to do if you were getting mugged? How many people one person could take on in a fight? Or what to do if someone pulls a knife on you?

Kung Fu FAQ

Kung Fu FAQ

Well, these questions and MORE are answered in “The Kung Fu FAQ”, directed by Van Yang, written and produced by Alfred Hsing. Featuring China All Around Wushu Champion – Mei Han. Featuring Wang ZhenWei from Jackie Chan’s “The Karate Kid“. Featuring Jun Trinh, celebrity Chef and restaurant owner of 4Corners in Beijing.

If viewing in China (or if you want to see the subtitles in Chinese), view the video below.

Real Fighting Only Way to Train for Fights

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

From the Bermuda Sun

There’s only one real way to train to be a fighter and that’s to fight.

Bermuda’s San Shou team have been preparing for the regional championships for the brutal full contact Chinese fighting art – with full-on, no holds barred fight sessions.

Garon Wilkinson, president of the Bermuda San Shou association, said the four fighters who head to Brazil on July 13 and their sparring partners had been slugging it out at regular Wednesday ‘fight club’ sessions to prepare their bodies and brains to react under the extreme pressure of fight conditions.

“You can do all the running, skipping and jumping in the initial stages but the only way to truly prepare cardiovascularly for a fight is to actually fight.

“Ordinary sparring doesn’t really prepare you for the sort of oxygen debt you experience when you get hit so we’ve introduced weekly fight sessions to our training regimen.

“Basically we just warm up and then go at it as hard as we can.

“We find our fighters are getting nervous before Wednesday fight sessions. We want them to be nervous because that’s what they will have to deal with in a fight.”

The full programme is actually extremely sophisticated, incorporating plyometrics, mitt work, boxing training, strength and conditioning, spinning and beach work as well as fight techniques and tactics.

The team Sentwali Woolridge, Wilkinson, Jermal Woolridge and Leroy Maxwell, all of whom competed in the World Championships in Beijing in November last year, have been in training since January, a minimum of five times a week.

Despite the heavy sessions on Wednesday there is no let-off on Thursdays, one of the toughest days of the week.

“You need to prepare your body for back-to-back fights. My fight in Beijing was at 11.30 at night.

“If I’d have won I’d have been fighitng again at 7.30 in the morning. You have to be able to take a bruising and a battering and still get up the next morning and do it all again, so we’re training hard on Thursdays too.

“In some sports you can not train and the worst that can happen is that you are going to get a bad result. If we don’t train, well….”

The team have adapted their programme over the past few years, incorporating features from the other countries they have met at past tournaments.

“Our programme has become pretty developed over the past few years. Every time we go to compete we learn something new.

“Going to the World Championships was just amazing. We got to see how our style of fighting in the west measures up to the European and Asian styles.

“We tend to use more of a boxing/kick boxing style. They really use their martial arts skills more.

“There’s a lot more straight knockouts with kicks.

“Our basis is in traditional martial arts so we have the skills to fight that way. It is just a matter of being able to blend everything together, which is really tough.”

Wilkinson believes that, though the competition will be tough at the PanAm Wushu Championships, it will not be as competitive as the worlds.

And he believes that Bermuda, who picked up two silvers and two bronzes at this event last year, has genuine medal prospects.

“All of us are experienced fighters now. We have had at least five fights. If everything goes well I don’t see why we shouldn’t come away with gold.”

Pan Am Wushu Championships
San Shou section

Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 13 – 20

Bermuda team: Sentwali Woolridge (Under 70kg), Garon Wilkinson (under 75kg), Leroy Maxwell (under 85kg), Jermal Woolridge (Over 90kg), Oscar Lightbourne (judge), Damion Wilson (coach), Khalid Pitcher (coach) Talia Iris (manager).

How to Butterfly Twist – WushuKicks Exclusive Tips

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

How to Butterfly Twist

by Martial Arts Expert Alfred Hsing

Today I want to give you some exclusive tips on getting and landing that butterfly twist. People have always liked the butterfly twist, sometimes referred to as btwist or 360 twist, so we are going to give you the knowledge to be able to attempt this move.

Butterfly Twist at a UCLA Demo

Obviously exercise caution when you attempt any difficult martial arts moves and use safety and judgment over all else!

So let me begin with a YouTube clip you may have seen if you searched “How to Butterfly Twist” or “Butterfly Twist Tutorial

(Direct Links if you want to save to favorites)

I made this quick tutorial at UCLA Wooden Gym a while back and then posted it on youtube. I had no idea that such a quick tutorial would reach over 100,000 people. I think because I was rushing to go home (shot this on the way out after a long workout) I made it very short and to the point which people like.

Anyways, here is a SECOND how to butterfly twist that is also on youtube, but it was shot by the folks at Expert Village. ExpertVillage who liked my YouTube How To Twist clip so much that they actually wanted me to be an Expert on expertvillage.. so in the interest of getting a more complete tutorial I accepted to make the clips.

There’s actually a whole bunch of clips that overlap and are drawn out, but it is because they wanted it to be VERY comprehensive. In any case, today I will post the money clip that I think they shot so you wont have to sift through all these searches to find it.

This clip has the butterfly twist in all different angles and is a bit more comprehensive so I think it will help if you watch this in addition to the other clip.

Here is the direct link –

So now that you have seen both those clips. The additional tip I want to give you is something that I just figured out recently. Sometimes I do it unconsciously and sometimes I don’t but when you tighten your back muscles in the air during the twist it helps for a higher, cleaner, faster, and smoother looking twist. I have a few more tips on how to get extra height without using extra leg strength that I will write up when I have more time. Check back for those updates!

Hope this was helpful. Practice hard and be safe!

How to do a 540 outside kick tutorial. Professional competition wushu style!

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Here is a how to tutorial on “how to do a 540 jump outside kick” or a “teng kong bai lian / TKBL” in wushu terms.

This tutorial was made in Taipei wushu sport training center by US Wushu Team member Alfred Hsing. Hope this helps your jumps and nandus! Jia you!

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How to Become a Ninja Warrior!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Ninja Warrior

Ninja Warrior

Divided into four extreme stages, 100 competitors face the ultimate test of strength and will in their quest to become champion. Many are called. Few are chosen. Who’s tough enough to become the next Ninja Warrior!

The show Ninja Warrior will be looking for their next Ninja Warrior this Saturday and Sunday August 29th and 30th.

What are the steps YOU should take to become the next NINJA WARRIOR?!

1) Grip – As we know ninjas need a lot of grip strength for scaling walls and climbing rope. Definitely hone your grip strength.

2) Speed – A lot of the tests are timed and in the battle field when you need to be stealthy you need to have speed.

3) Agility – Be limber, nimble, and agile! A ninjas ability to flip into and out of hiding along with their crazy ninjitsu and other martial arts training make them excellent spies and assassins! On the contest you will have to be able to jump side to side, up and down, left and right, and maintain a good sense of balance each part of the way.

4) Ninja! – Be a ninja. Think like a ninja. Act like a ninja! That is the only way you can be a true ninja warrior! The show Ninja Warrior brings out the determination and true strength in people by pushing you to your physical and mental limit!