The Winds of Change

Thursday, 01 November 2012 by
 The Winds of Change 

by Sifu Vincent Pratchett

Nature is a powerful force, its manifestations are cyclical, and its effects can be seen for generations. Winds blow through Canada on a regular basis. On the east coast they are the Atlantic mid summer storms, on the prairies they are called the warm seasonal Chinooks. (more…)

A New Grand Master is Born

Sunday, 09 September 2012 by

“Hard work, over time, to accomplish skill”. This is the definition of kung fu, and for thousands of years, countless people have dedicated their hard work and precious time to the development of their own martial skill. But with this monumental army of dedicated followers, only a select few have ever achieved the status of “Master”. (more…)

Harmony by Meshach Harvey

Friday, 25 May 2012 by

Harmony

Yang

I move like the explosion of a galaxy

I strike like a tidal wave on the sea shore

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Kicks and Licks

An account by Sifu Rupert Harvey (Founder of the Golden Harmony Kung Fu Club in Toronto, Canada, Certified instructor under Sifu Rob Moses in Tai Chi Praying Mantis and Tai Shan Mantis, Shaolin Chin- na under Master Mike Vendrell) of his time spent working as a stunt performer on the Kung-Fu The Legend Continues series. (more…)

What is Chi?

Monday, 31 January 2011 by

January 31st, 2011

Golden Harmony Kung Fu, Virginia

Blog #2- Sifu Gordon Wicks

What is Chi?

A big question asked by students of Chi- Gong: What the heck is Chi? This term is too often misunderstood, and misrepresented. It is very simple yet not as easy to explain.

Chi- simply translated means “breathe”. Gong- work.

The practice of Chi- Gong is “breathe work”.

Chi has been said to be many things; life force energy, the ethereal substance that binds all things, electromagnetic energy, so on and so on.

Truthfully, Chi is fundamental basis of all animate beings. The first page of the book of Genesis, refers to this as the Word (I assume spoken from the breathe of the Divine).

Chi within the body is the elixir of oxygen mixed with the chemicals from the the reproductive organs and glands within the blood. As this concoctions moves through the organs, and tissues of the body, it causes the cells to vibrate at certain frequencies. This in turn causes an electromagnetic charge that stimulates the tissues and creates field or spherical wave around the cells, the organs and tissues and the body. (more…)

Advanced Level One Essay

Thursday, 03 February 2011 by

November 27, 2010

Golden Harmony Kung-Fu, Toronto

Advanced Level One Essay (Red Sash) – Dan Couto

Red Sash

I came to Golden Harmony Kung-Fu and Sifu Rupert Harvey after having spent many years as a martial arts practitioner at different schools training in a variety of styles. It is often said that it is best to stick to one school and perfect one art. Having gone in the opposite direction, I would disagree with that statement unless that art was Kung-Fu. For as I have learned, it is the basis from which all other martial arts spring. And Tai Mantis Kung-Fu (the style taught at Golden Harmony Kung-Fu) is the final style of Kung-Fu of the Northern Shaolin line. As such, it incorporates the best elements of all the other animal styles that preceded it. This is the style that I have been fortunate enough to encounter and the path I am now on. (more…)

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