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Gao Xian

Xian Gao is a multifaceted talent. Martial artist, kungfu movie star and teacher, he also has considerable cinematic experience as a choreographer and trainer. Master Gao Xian began studying kung fu at the age of 7, and has been teaching for more than 20 years in China and the United States.

He has won several national and international titles and has starred in more than 30 martial arts movies in China. Master Gao was chosen to train the stars of the acclaimed movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and also appeared in the movie. He owns Gao?s…

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Yasutsune sensei by Yin Zhuo

Yasutsune sensei (1830-1915)- ( Image by Dr. Blog )

Legends of the Past

The evolution "Tode" or "Chinese Hand" as it was once called into what we know today as "karate" or "the empty handed way" has involved the contributions of a great many past Masters including those of both Chinese and Okinawan lineage.

Perhaps the greatest teacher in the history of Karate, Yasutsune "Anko" Itosu simplified many of the ancient katas, created several new ones of his own, and pioneered teaching methods that would revolutionize the art by making its study easier and less dangerous for future generations. For this, he…

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