Mama's got a brand new bag.

Posted Thu Oct 20, 2005, 23:56 PM by Tracy

I got a new gear bag today. I don’t particularly like it, even though it is red. It’s too big and it doesn’t have any additional small pockets. The chief recommendation it has going for it is it doesn’t smell like cat pee.

We’ve been sparring lately in class. I’m trying to be more adventurous in my sparring, extending my techniques more. I’ve even thrown offensive spinning jumping side kicks. Haven’t landed any (think slo pitch, not fastball). I’ve been getting some good positive feedback, too. I really have no idea what I do when I spar, but I’m told my timing is pretty good. I just look for openings.

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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.

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Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.

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Qigong (pr. chee-gung) is the practice of Chinese exercises incorporating movement and posture, breathing and visualization. Qigong exercises focus on maintaining health by energizing and balancing one’s qi, or energy.