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    Archive for December 2014

    Kung Fu Intentions and Routines : TKF 30

    Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:14 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Martial Arts: Intentions and Routines 2015

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    My first crossover. I prepared separate intros for KFP and TKF, with segments specific to each show, which I will put up front in case you listen to both podcasts. Then the main topic, Your Intent and Routines : 2015 is the same for each program this week. 

    That starts at 12:08 on this podcast.

    My Thank You!

    Kung Fu Podcasts started July 25, 2014 Episode 1 title KungFu Arrives in Europe

    The first Tibetan Kung Fu Podcast was June 18th 2014, titled Introducing the Kwoon.

    Some of you have listened to every show. I appreciate you allowing me the opportunity to get my kungfu legs under me. Audio quality. Formatting the show. Working out a schedule. Some of you have been here in email, some even text me now. Facebook has been great to stay in touch too.

    Thank you for the support, encouragement and feedback.

    Todays Podcast of Tibetan Kungfu :

    My Thank You

    Cart of Pain Upgrade


    Shiatsu Offer : Free Workshop

    2015 Intentions for Podcast of Tibetan KungFu

    Crossover Begins around 12:08

    5 Actions to Developing Your Kung Fu / Martial Arts Direction in 2015

    4 Rooms to Look Into. To see if you can find your the reasons for your practice.

    What is Periodization? How do I apply it to my Kungfu Training

    Every Well Rounded Martial is Responsible for honing two spirits.

    My Personal Kungfu Intentions and Routines for 2015

    Mentioned in Todays Podcasts:

    KungFu Arrives in Europe

    Introducing the Kwoon

     KungFu Bootcamp

     Yang Tai Chi Course


    World Combat Association

    Download : Your Intentions and Routines

    All My Show Notes for this Episode is available for download to our Blue Tortoise Content Members

    Edited on: Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:45 PM

    Posted in Podcasts

    Accumulating Qi : TKF 29

    Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Feeling Good:accumulating qi, chi,mindfulness,life force

    Several people of various styles have contacted me to let me know that taking some of the concepts is helping them re-look at their karate, judo and other systems.


    Cameron Conaway’s essay in last episode, “5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Your Martial Arts” stimulated many excellent comments.

    Cameron sent me a note saying that he has become a listener.   He is also posted on his Twitter account of 22 thousand follower’s:

    “Tibetan Kung Fu sifu TW Smith (@TibetanKungFu) offers a meditative, authentic podcast. Worth a listen. - http://bit.ly/1wYA3Eb  #mindfulness” 

    Since I started learning more about Cameron, 

    He received NPR chose 5 books for their 2014 Best of Poetry Award, Cameron’s Malaria Poems is one those top 5. Congratulations and Thank You.  Cameron, you are doing great work, most of all inspiring. Keep yourself going.

    For more information on Cameron’s other Works such as : 

    Caged : Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet and Until You Make The Shore

    I set up a link to his website : www.tibetankungfu.net/cameron

    Thank you to Scott and Roger for contributing directly to the Mook Chung. If you want to contribute directly, just earmark the dollars, or go to /Patreon, contribute there.

    Past Week in Practice : 

    Yang 48 Tai Chi everywhere these days. The Reeling Silk has been working very well for Phillip and our “Wise One’s”. Lot of folks starting dipping into the power bucket. Even those that practice for health, because Alignment, Intention and Timing matter, as I will share shortly.

    Todays Podcast:

    How do we ‘accumulate’ Qi? What do we do to validate process and/or progress?

    In Episode 27, we discussed the perspectives of defining Qi.

    Using Those Definitions, How do we generate improvements in Qi? 


    Download Acquiring Qi : TKF 29

    Mentioned in Todays Podcasts:

    Malaria Poems

    Caged : Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet : Cameron Conaway

    Until You Make The Shore : Cameron Conaway


    Episode 7 : How Does Meditation Fit into Martial Arts

    5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Your Martial Arts


    Yang 9 Tai Chi

    Bruce Lee Video

    Original Artwork by Carrie124
    You may also find interesting : Defining Qi : TKF 27 
    Edited on: Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:59 AM

    Posted in Podcasts , Style: QiGong

    Bring Mindfulness into Your Martial Arts : TKF 28

    Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:23 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    bring mindfulness martial arts cameron conaway In the : Bring Mindfulness into Your Martial Arts Podcast

    Original Essay by Cameron Conaway


    I was working out on multiple assailant strategies. While I was sucking wind and recovering, Lynn took the time to tell me that Episode 27, "Talk on Qi gave her a lot to think about".

    Jean told posted that she had "attended our Harmonizing Sex Drive Workshop and it was the perfect reminder of taking care of yourself first and the rest will follow."

    Garner Fire Dept Event : http://garnerfire.com/2014_photos

    They raised $15,000 to help burn victims in the hospital. Say 'Thank You' to a Fireman.


    * Program Announcements near the end.

    * Couple of edit issues in last episode because I wanted to make sure it got out on time.. Why did I put it out anyway?

    My Top Priority is to be as consistent as possible, just like in practice. Some may be better than others. The effort is to provide quality information first, (practice with good intent), be consistent as possible, then performance..

    Reid went to see Bruce in Charlotte, and together they did the Reeling Silk Tai Chi with the Veterans. Yesterday during the Free Monday Meditation Class at 11:30, we did a meditation on 'Creating Room for Your Thoughts'. Reid feels that it will be great for the Veterans, so I will record some bumpers and edit for them. Will send it to you Reid and Bruce, probably through dropbox.

    I exchanged a few emails with Cameron and I asked if I could share the essay with you. I hope you find it as worthwhile as I did.

    Setting the stage:

    Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter and an award-winning poet. His work has been featured on NPR, ESPN, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. He teaches creative writing at Penn State Brandywine. Follow him on Twitter @CameronConaway and visit Cameron’s website here.

    Title of his Essay: 5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into our Martial Arts Practice.

    This shows Artwork : www.elephantjournal.com/2014/12/5-ways-to-bring-mindfulness-into-our-martial-arts-practice/

    "The best martial artists are those who have mastered the art of
    bringing a blank notebook into the places of their perceived knowing.."

    He gives us 5 things to consider, such as Recognizing Privilege.

    Download Directly

    Other Pages on Mind, Meditation and Mindfulness Practice.

    Standing Meditation and Shaking 

    15 Reasons Not to Meditate : TKF 012 

    Programs Upcoming:

    KungFuBootcamp is starting back on Wed January 7 at 7:30 pm for 8 weeks. It went great first time and we are excited about rolling it out to start 2015.

    Kat's Beginners Yang 9 Tai Chi Course is starting Sunday, January 4 at 10 am for 4 weeks. That has really been great, she is excellent at step by step teaching.

    Edited on: Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:59 AM

    Posted in Mindfulness - Attention , Podcasts

    Defining Qi : TKF 27

    Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:35 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    Qi, Chi, Prana Definitions Anniversaries:

    SiHing Bruce has been with me 8 years and Dwight has been with me 10, this month. Wow, time moves quick. They are both good men and use their kungfu and chikung to improve their health, wellbeing, and to understand how to use it.


    Mr. Knox and I spent time finishing the 2nd Long Form of Hop Gar. I go through all the details.


    I pull some audio from the Bagua Pushhands workshop and share that. If you haven't seen it, you can go to Youtube : http://youtu.be/AbY8noCXkBU

    Qi is a word that carries many meanings. All trying to capture it's essence in english and there is really not one. The character itself is derived from rice in pot with steam rising from it.

    Perspectives of Chi

    There are many forms of Qi. (Chi, Ki, Prana most say theoretically same thing) I define Qi :

    Using the character meaning to demonstrate how complex cooking rice can be if you want to make it complicated, or how simple.

    Energetic View (Energy)

    Physiological View (Life Force)

    Biomechanical View (Effeciency)

    Giving three various way how to see it. Eventually you will see they all the same. :)

    Direct Download : Define Qi ( Chi )

    Referenced in this Podcast on Qi

    Download Free "Defining Qi" Detailed Notes 

    Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey

    Artwork: Cultivating Chi

    You may also find interesting : Accumulating Qi : TKF 29 

    Edited on: Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:58 AM

    Posted in Podcasts , Style: Ba Gua , Style: QiGong

    Do I Have to Learn KungFu? - TKF 26

    Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 5:08 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

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    Todays Podcast:

    CakePops: Those of you who don’t know, One of the coolest treats that many of us enjoy here are Cake pops by Sweetbytes. I put a picture of some that were recently done for the holiday season below. They are incredible, made for themes likes birthdays, business meetings, christmas and of course : Kung Fu.

    I wasn’t asked to mention them, but we love them ... some a little more than others, but I will not mention any names. :) Check out their pictures at:

    Sweetbites Cakepops in Apex : https://www.facebook.com/sweetbitesapex

    Free Meditation Class - 30 Minutes on Mondays, through December and January. Join us on Google Hangouts next week. I will have on a headset, maybe record and share it on Content Family.

    White Bamboo Store login will provide discounts to students, members, customer and Lifetime Content Members.

    Sex Drive Chikung that focuses on the balance and exercises associated with Sex Drive is next week. www.tibetankungfu.net/sexdrive

    Christmas Eve I will be here as usual. Christmas Day, maybe in the morning.

    Content Members :

    Working on a special surprise, estimating

    60 hours of work, 15 daily meditations audio. They are what I call ‘universal’ meditations. It will not be for sale.

    I believe it trying to give as much as I can to those who support themselves and those who support me.

    sweetbitesapex cakepops  

    Cloudhands Concentration Class

    Went Great, Good Feedback. What will we do for an hour with one hand?

    By the time hour was done, it was, “wow, we could use another hour.”

    When you take this class, you get Lifetime rights to download updated ebooks, video, and mp3 at the store

    Leah wrote on our facebook :

    “It amazes me how one technique can have so many uses. A perfect example of how important the building block of any martial art are. Love this place, Feeling Very Blessed.”

    Direct Download : TKF 26

    Learning Kung Fu, Opaque Lines to No Lines

    All good kungfu / martial arts should have the internal and external.

    Our minds get cluttered with details, that it can not empty and just do.

    Segways What is my hot topic this week? Lets talk Kung Fu..

    A few month ago, a student is telling me their background, and how they want to improve their state, they have felt off-centered and their health is reflecting it. They really want to get better, but then they ask me….

    Do I have To learn Kungfu?

    In our class, you can practice your art and skills in every encounter, business meeting and relationship. It is about you, your feelings, your balance, your awareness, your intention, then responding as swiftly and smartly as possible.

    If you would like the Full PDF Download

    I love the practice of kungfu, help me be a better person first and a better martial artist second.

    Artwork Credit: Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper by RogueX

    Edited on: Sunday, July 05, 2015 8:58 AM

    Posted in Personal Development , Podcasts , Style: Hop Gar