‘Shaolin Long Fist’ shows hard work in depth

Nicholas Yang performs at a YMAA fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children Hospital in 2008 at Copley Square. (Image courtesy of YMAA.)
楊師傅(Nicholas Yang)2008年為聖珠蒂兒童醫院募捐在Copley廣場表演武功(照片由YMAA提供)。

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

"Julie Black Belt." $15.95. (Image courtesy of
Immedium.)

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

Kung fu master Pui Chan and his daughter Mimi Chan train together in Orlando, Fla.

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