Master Profile: Ma Hailong

By Dave Barrett Association Journal Editor   Master Ma Hailong was born in 1935 into one of China’s most distinguished martial arts families. His great-grandfather, Wu Quanyou (1834-1902), was an officer of the Imperial Guards Brigade in the Forbidden City. … Continue reading


Empty and Full

The Third Rep: 2004-01-02 by Jerry Karin We have been having an interesting discussion on the discussion forum regarding the meaning of the fourth of Yang Chengfu’s Ten Essentials: distinguish full and empty. To shed more light on this subject, … Continue reading


The Third Rep: 2003-05-06 by Jerry Karin I’ve been reading a great deal in Chinese and have had a lot of luck in finding things I wanted to read, chiefly due to the kind offices of Louis Swaim. I am … Continue reading

Silk Reeling

The Third Rep: 2002-08-26 by Jerry Karin Much of the literature available in English about the topic of silk reeling is of the puff piece sort, leaving one with the impression that silk reeling is important but failing to provide … Continue reading


The Third Rep: 2001-02-12 by Jerry Karin Well, time to whip out the old notepad and scribble a new third rep column. Having had my posterior flamed from here to Yongnian over a previous column entitled Some Other Stuff and … Continue reading