‘Shaolin Long Fist’ shows hard work in depth

The “Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu, Advanced Sequences, Part 2” DVD set, produced by YMAA, features Sifu Nicholas Yang, teaching the training theories, applications and advanced form sets for Si Lu Cha Quan (“Fourth Way of Cha’s Fist” and Si Lu Ben Za, “Four Ways of Running and Smashing”). It is a must-see for immediate and advanced practitioners of kung fu Continue reading

Book review: ‘Julie Black Belt’ by Oliver Chin

As society progresses away from gender stereotypes, it is nice to see children’s literature doing the same. Growing up in the ’90s, I spent my childhood wondering why all the heroes were male and females characters who needed saving. “Julie Black Belt” by Oliver Chin is a shining example of how things have changed for the better. Continue reading

Kung fu master Pui Chan dazzles in documentary

Most 74-year-olds don’t train kung fu masters for three hours.
But Pui Chan is not your average senior citizen. He stars in “Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer,” a documentary directed by his daughter Mimi, and is the founder of the Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy and Athletic Association. Continue reading