This video is raw, unedited, and unrehearsed. It is a result of a random collaboration between 3 avid martial artists who are passionate about what they do  – Rannoch Donald, founder of 100 Rep Challenge and Movement Mavericks; Andrew Usher, Visual Effects Artist and Head Coach at Savate Scotland; and myself. Rannoch plays random track…

Patience, timing, and precision… these are the characteristics of a snake that are the keys to a prosperous year.   This is a challenge for my Chinese zodiac animal… the tiger. Snakes and tigers possess the same traits but are polar opposites in their embodiment.  Snakes can chill outside a mouse hole for days before striking……

One of the scariest moments of my life happened at a closed door SWAT team workshop that I did in Gilbert, AZ.  I was demonstrating some applications of the basic movements of bagua… how functional surfaces come to be by simply keeping the integrity of the form.  At the end of the progression my forearm…

Recently visited the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong and decided to pay respects and thanks to all who came before me by sharing my life’s work. Amazing that no one stepped onto the platform til the end… before I did the form, the place was packed! The power of sincerity never ceases to amaze…

‘Uke’ is a Japanese word that means ‘to receive’.   The art of ukemi is the ability to skillfully receive a technique.  In essence, it is the skill of being vulnerable for the betterment of someone else. As the Buddhist saying goes, “The only thing constant in life is change.  Refusal to accept change results in…

Year of the Dragon performance and blessing in Chinatown Honolulu… Bagua sword set done to the poetry of the Jade Emperor Mind Seal Classic.  Definitely one of my favorite sets!  Blessings, good health, and prosperity to all in the Year of the Dragon! Special thanks to Gee Yung International Dragon and Lion Dance Association for…

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