Wushu Look Back #3 – Butterfly Twists (2003 vs 2011)

From some of the earliest twist footage of me to some of the latest.

Kick Your Heart Out

Kicking it at stunts session.

For The Lion In All Of Us

Turned some old unused footage from last year into a sort of training montage for lion dancing!

Wushu Exchange Demo – Janurary 30, 2011

We had a demo for Doctors Without Borders at Wushu Exchange in San Francisco.

Brisbane Hawks

The hawks in Brisbane, CA flying towards our office building.

Wushu Look Back #2 – Back Tucks (2003 vs 2010)

The dreaded back tuck! 2003 vs 2010! 😀

Stunts Session – Flips and Kicking Paddle

Flips and kicking! Worked those front tucks!

November 6, 2010 – Stunts Session

I think this was the first time I landed a butterfly to butterfly twist combo. 😛

October 2010 – Gymnastic Sessions

Stunt session clips from October 2010, including playing with the staff and spear.

Summer 2010 Gymnastic Sessions Compilation

Had a ton of footage from the summer that I haven’t edited yet, so decided to throw a bunch of it into one video.

Egg Blowing Peeling Method Attempt

It was worth a try, but is a lot more difficult than they made it look. Let’s see them try to make a whistle out of an egg like I did!

Wushu Look Back #1 – Jump Front To Aerial (2003 vs 2010)

Comparing 2003 to 2010 on the jump front to aerial combo.

Butterfly Twist With Staff – August 28, 2010

Twisting with a staff for the first time!

Lion Dance Practice – July 17, 2010 – Stack Crazy

Lion Dance stacking practice with Ryan Au. We went crazy!

Lion Dance Slam Dunk! – July 17, 2010

Trying to dunk a basketball using a lion dance lift!

Lion Dance Practice – June 12, 2010 – Bridges Revisited

Playing around with some make-shift bridges and lion gesturing practice.

Lion Dance Practice – June 12, 2010 – Percussions

Jared, Thomas, and Ryan on percussions.

Lion Dance Practice – May 15, 2010 – One-sided Shoulder Sit Stack

Trying some one-sided shoulder sits.

Stunts Session – May 8, 2010 – Aerial Twist Crashes

Erika’s 540 and some clips of me crashing in my aerial twist attempts off the tumbletrak.

Lion Dance Practice – March 27, 2010 – Donkey Kicks

Practicing some donkey kicks and jumps at lion dance practice.

Practicing Wushu Jumps – March 20, 2010

Practicing some wushu jumps and such at the stunts session.

Stunts Session – March 13, 2010

Stunts session with The Stunt People with Andy Long.

Nelson Lau – Nanquan – Editing Test Video

Justing playing around with some editing of Nelson’s nanquan practice video.

Frog Style Kung Fu – April 18, 2010

A demonstration of frog/toad style during the Master’s Demonstrations at the International Martial Arts Tournament (IntMAT) on April 18, 2010 in San Jose, CA.

Zhang Haiyang – April 18, 2010 – Broadsword Demo

Zhang Haiyang, during the Master’s Demonstrations at the International Martial Arts Tournament (IntMAT) on April 18, 2010 in San Jose, CA.

Lion Dancing Practice – March 20, 2010 – Jump Split Kicks

Few clips with slow-motion of me lifting Nicholas.

Results May Vary

An video mini-lecture on how you should be weary about the results you hope to attain through any diet, nutritional, or exercise program.

Note: I no longer own the domain mentioned in the video.

Lion Dance Practice – March 13, 2010 – Full Lion Costume

Practicing lion dancing including the full lion costume!

Stunts Session – February 20, 2010 – Jump Kicks

Some wushu jump kicks I’m working on. Namely the jump split kick.

The karate in the middle is by Hiroshi Adachi.

Stunts Session – March 6, 2010 – Wushu Jumps

Just some jumps and wushu passes at gymnastics.

Lion Dance Practice – March 6, 2010

Lion Dance Practice with Ryan Au at San Francisco Wushu on March 6, 2010.

Just a few split kick and inside kicks at the end of an exhausting practice.

Cooking a Big Pot of Soft Foods

Cooking a big pot of soft foods, perfect for those with braces!

Want to eat like I do?  Here’s how!

Bon appetit!

Collegiate Wushu: How to Start a Wushu Club

Advice on how to start a collegiate wushu club.

The 14th Annual Collegiate Wushu Tournament will be tomorrow at the University of Oregon!  Speaking of collegiate wushu, if your school doesn’t have a wushu club, why not start one!  Here’s a a brief look at how to start a wushu club at your college or university.  No wushu experience is needed, just your desire and motivation to bring wushu to your school!

1) Find people who are interested in helping to start the club

  • Ask around, make announcements at student union meetings
  • Make a website and put on there what wushu is, your proposal for starting a club, and links to wushu videos videos.  Be sure to put your email address there so people can contact you.
  • Make flyers stating that you are looking for people interested in starting the club.  Put a link to the website and your contact information on there.  Post the flyers on campus bulletin boards and pass them out to people.

2) Hold an interest meeting

  • Invite everyone who responded to your flyer to an interest meeting
  • Also post flyers with the date, time, and place of the meeting before hand to spread the word
  • Here, meet and greet people who are interested in starting the club.  See who is willing to help you organize and lead the club.
  • Explain what wushu is, why it’s cool, and why you want to start a club
  • Figure out if who will lead the practices and what the format will be like

3) Have your first interest meeting/first practice

  • Organize a time and place to meet up with people for a first practice.
  • This can also be another interest meeting so that people can see what wushu is like and how it is practiced.
  • Keep this practice light and fun.
  • If anyone has experience, maybe they can do a quick demo.

4) Register your club as an official registered student organization and sports club

  • See what the requirements are to start a club at your school, fulfill the requirements, and turn in any necessary paperwork
  • This will make your club official so that you can access possible funding and practice space reservations

5) Reserve practice space and schedule regular practices

  • Organize what the practice will be like, who will lead it, and what will be taught
  • Keep everybody updated on information by creating a mailing list and sending them regular updates

Remember that organization and leadership is key in getting your club up and running.  Make things fun for everybody and make them feel welcome.  This way, your members will feel more involved and are more likely to continue coming to your practices and even help you run the club.

If anyone ends up starting a club, let us know your success stories!  Or if you have questions or problems starting a wushu club at your school, share your experience and we’ll try to help you out!  Good luck!

Feiyue Shoes

A brief analysis of some different Feiyue shoe batches.

I compared some of my old Feiyue shoes to some of the newer ones I just ordered.   The quality of the newer ones is pretty poor.

The Tiger Claw batch…

The sole of the shoe looks and feels quite plastic-like.   The trim between the sole and the bottom of the shoe is not uniformed either. That is, the yellowish part of the shoe spills over to the white bottom lining of the shoe.  The size of the shoe is also larger than my older shoes. Ordering the same size as before, the width of the shoe is wider, causing my heel to slip out even when laced tightly.  From what I ordered, the Tiger Claw batch that I purchased from martialartsmart is not that great.

The wushuproshop Top One batch…

I did manage to find some TopOne branded ones from wushuproshop.  The quality of the wushuproshop batch that I got mine from were a bit better, however still not as good as my older Feiyues.  The width of these were a bit more narrow than the Tiger Claw batch, so the fit is a little more closer to my older shoes.  I also got some red Feiyue knock-offs that are branded for USA Wushu.  I haven’t tried them out, but it looks pretty low-quality.  Nevertheless, red is cool!

Do you know where to get some good quality Feiyues for cheap?   Let me know!