Oldway Mansion – Paignton OUR WEDDING: GEE & ADRIAN (9.4.2009) Myself and Gee were married at Oldway Mansion in Paignton on the 9.4.2010, as it
Chinese character: ‘仕’ (shi4) Left-hand ideogram = 亻(ren2) – a contraction of ‘人’ – meaning ‘people’ or ‘person’. Right-hand ideogram = 士 (shi4). The lower
(Research and Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: In this article I have gathered together a number of Chinese language texts and trnslated extracts
Following the eventual defeat of the Boxer Movement (i.e. the ‘Righteous Harmonious Fists’), the imperialist forces of the UK, US, Czarist Russia and Japan massacred around 50,000 innocent men, women and children in Beijing – after the city had surrendered.
The film footage of Xu Xiaodong (against Master Lei Gong), shows a man with no real mixed martial arts skills – who could have been easily defeated with groin-kicking or throat-punching, etc, and whose mental state is often described as ‘mad’ even by himself!
Not only is a traditional ‘form’ or ‘kata’ a vehicle for martial excellence, but through the specific shapes (and psychological and physical conditioning required to perform these ‘forms’), longevity and health are a by-product of proper and correct martial practice.