Martial Arts

The Passing of a Great Kung Fu Master, Yang Guiwu

I recently came across a great article on the National Geographic Magazine website about the modern state of kung fu and the Shaolin Temple. The author, Peter Gwin, follows the path of two disciples of the late folk Grandmaster Yang Guiwu, who was a disciple of the Shaolin Temple. The first disciple is Hu Zhengsheng,… Continue reading.


Nine Dragon Academy Combat Kung Fu Seminar

Today at the Nine Dragon Academy we offered a seminar on Combat Kung Fu led by Shifu Kevin Sears. Nine Dragon Academy Combat Kung Fu is a practical combat method rooted in traditional Chinese martial arts. This combat method is simple to both train and execute and is designed to allow those without much experience… Continue reading.


A Storybook Technique

A practitioner is only as good as the techniques he is able to apply. As a martial artist practices forms and sets, his body becomes familiar with the movements needed to perform various applications.  A martial application refers to applying a given technique from the movements within a set or routine.  Each movement can incorporate one… Continue reading.


My New Book

I have spent the last few months working on a book about my first trip to China in 2008.  I put together a selection of pictures along with my journals, which are featured on this site, into a hard bound coffee table book.  The process was long but rewarding.  I was able to relive my… Continue reading.


In Pursuit of Kung Fu Destiny

Those that know me will find it no great surprise that I have found my passion in the study of Kung Fu.  To that end I am always studying and researching to further my understanding of kung fu, in particular the unique style of kung fu that is the family of Song Shan Shaolin Temple martial arts.  Along with kung fu there is the study of Chan, or… Continue reading.