By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu As the New Year kicks into gear, feelings of irritation and frustration come to the fore as kungfu practitioners settle back into daily life post-winter holidays; welcome to the January kungfu blues. I often...
By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu Bruce Lee once said: “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” Set yourselves goals for your kungfu in 2012, to keep yourselves motivated...
By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu We recently held a grading for children and adults up to the level of fourth pattern in Tiger Crane style and second pattern in Yong Tai Tiger Boxing. Overall, the grading was one of...
By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu People forget that eating the right food is crucial for a successful training regime, and to aid you in achieving your physical goals. You are literally what you eat, so if your thing...
By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu The Ba Duan Jing, or Eight Section Brocade, was created in the Song Chao, or the Song Dynasty, some time between 960 AD to 1279 AD. According to legend, the set of exercises...
By Heather McLean, instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu Sometimes I look around my kungfu class and play a game; spot the martial artist. This might sound like an odd comment, as surely everyone in a kungfu class would be a budding...
We are shortly going to be hopping on a plane to China, to go to Yong Tai to study with Tiger Master, Master Lin. I cannot stress how important and enriching it is, to both your own world view...
Southern Crane Kungfu recently attended the National World Tai Chi Day event in Nonsuch Park, Cheam, Surrey. We had a brilliant time, with great weather and a lot to watch and experience. As well as joining in with the tai...
It was our first weapons workshop of 2011 last weekend. I decided to try a new approach for teaching weapons in Tiger Crane combination and Fujian Yong Tai tiger boxing styles. I gave students at the workshop the opportunity to...
I have trained in Tiger Crane Combination kungfu for over a decade. I have evolved from being a student obsessed with martial arts, to a kungfu-obsessed teacher and student. At the age of nine, I began my training in martial...