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Where We're Headed In The Far East

Cebu Island: An Exciting Tourist Destination and the Only Arnis Capital of the World

By Sonia Ahmed  |  12 September 2020   Renowned as the queen of the South, Cebu is the port capital and the oldest city in Cebu province. Located in the Central Visayas, it’s the country’s most developed area, touted as the next tourism and business destination.Cebu has made into TripAdvisor 2020’s top 25 premier destinations with

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Purple Cloud Temple: Train with Monks at Wudang Dreams School on the Sacred Trails of Mt. Wudang

By Sonia Ahmed  |  12 August 2020   The sacred Wudang Shan is home to clusters of ancient palaces, temples, and monasteries; the first one was constructed under the rule of Emperor Tang Taizong back in 627-649 AD. These buildings are the birthplace of Daoism, the indigenous Chinese religion.The scenic mysticism of the Wudang Mountain attracts

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Santichon Village: A Nature Carved Site for a Martial Arts Institute: Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat

By Sonia Ahmed  |  7 August 2020    Santichon village is a spectacular tourist destination in Pai, Thailand. It is inhabited by Yunnanese people who fled Yunnan, China, through the China-Thai border and settled in Santichon during the communist revolution led by Mao Tse Tung.These Yunnanese brought their cultural heritage with them; the handicrafts, traditional

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Master the Authentic Kung Fu from Warrior Monks in Erzu Temple at Sikong Mountain

By Sonia Ahmed  |  27 July 2020 Sikong Mountain, also known as Sikongyuan, is one of the most authentic religious sites in Chinese Buddhism. It’s a sacred place, and holy center for the believers of the Chan (Zen) sect of Buddhism, and its history dates back to 1500 years.Located on the southwest of Anhui, Sikong

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Follow the trails of the Legendary Yangon BJJ House in the shadow of Shwedagon Pagoda

By Sonia Ahmed  |  21 June 2020   Shwedagon Pagoda is a massive 99-meter high pagoda with a diamond-studded spire in the famous city of Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda is said to be 2,500 years old. It enshrines sacred relics of Buddha and his previous incarnations, making it the most prestigious, pilgrimage site for the Buddhists.The

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Experience In-depth Tai Chi Training at Purple Cloud Temple With Wudang Daoist Traditional Kung Fu Academy

By Sonia Ahmed  | 3 April 2020 At the foot of the sacred Wudang mountain, the Yuxu Temple/Palace is a huge landmark. Also, known as the old camp palace, it was first built in 1413 but lost most of its original structure and relics to natural calamities. In 1994 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Fushimi Inari-Taisha through 10,000 Torii Gates

By Sonia Ahmed  |  2 April 2020   Is dubbed as the cultural capital of Japan. In the face of rapid modernization in the country, Kyoto clings to its roots and traditions with Fushimi Inari and its 10,000 Torii gates at the heart of the city’s serene gardens, customary tea houses, and traditional dojos.Built by the

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The Big Buddha and Preeminent Taekwondo Clubs

By Sonia Ahmed  |  29 October 2019 Practicing Taekwondo at the foot of Big Buddha is a humbling experience. The iconic Tian Tan Big Buddha statue oversees the stunning landscape of Lantau island on the western side of the Hong Kong peninsula. Complete with its unspoiled beaches, magnificent ocean views, picturesque villages, and serene hiking trails

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Seeking the Source: Mantis Fist as Practiced in Shandong China

By Will Wain Williams  |  11 November 2018   The region of Shandong province in north-eastern China is dominated by rugged coastline, jagged cliffs, and stony beaches. Much like the scenery, the people of Shandong are known throughout China for their rough-around-edges, straight-talking style. Their typical stocky build is said to be the result of a

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Creating the Next Manny Pacquioa

By Chris Davis  |  26 June 2018   Manny Pacquiao (Senator Manny Pacquiao, actually) is obviously the face of Filipino boxing to the world. However, it is truly impossible to understand how Pacquiao came to be the superstar he is without understanding where he came from. The elite Filipino boxing gym I attended gave me a

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I, Student Of Kung Fu Master Zhou Zhen Dong

By Will Wain Williams  | 26 May 2018   The first time I met my Shifu, he greeted me with kind eyes and a warm smile. I was given a senior student to learn the horse stance and straight punch. Then, I was left to my own devices and practically ignored for almost a week.There were

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A Taste of Ninjutsu in Japan

Finding the entrance to Ninja Akasaka is tricky. Cloaked just like its namesake, the door doesn’t stand out in the nighttime and feels extremely secretive. Once you find the entrance, you’ll be greeted by a guide dressed in traditional ninja attire, who will lead you towards ‘the Village.’ As you move

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