Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a comprehensive martial art combining hard and soft style techniques, developing the whole martial artist through body, mind and spirit. It places strong emphasis on ethical behavior applied on the training floor and in the street, and extending through the student’s entire life.
Gravity in Motion is the title of camp this year. What’s that mean? It means camp will soon be upon us. No matter if it is your first camp or your twentieth, if you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, camp is always the time and place to take your training to the next level. The martial festivities begin Saturday June 8th and 8AM and conclude at Noon on Sunday the 9th. The location will be Alder’s Gate retreat in Turner, Oregon.
Go register here so that you move one step closer to learning the secret of “Gravity in Motion”…
Here’s a collage of camp t-shirts of the past to get everyone excited about this year’s camp. Thanks to Larry Pitts for the bag full of old t-shirts. If there’s anyone else out there with more of them, let us know and we’ll scan them for the archives.
Camp this year will be Saturday June 8th starting at 8AM and running until Sunday June 9th at Noon. Location will be the same as last year – Alder’s Gate retreat in Turner Oregon. More details soon.
February 9, 2013 felt like a shift in the strength of Mo Duk Pai as a System. We gained a new Brown/Black sash, a Green sash and 3 new Blue sashes. Pretty big news. Go to the schools’ websites for more info about the students and the stories. This post will give you some perspective of what those testing went through. But this is mostly for the helpers! Testing can’t happen without competent helpers. Anyone who has ever assisted in a high level test knows they are in the spotlight as much as the students who are testing. Without good intensity and confront from the helpers, its hard to bring out from those testing what is needed to show off their level of skill. With that kind of presence comes a few bumps and bruises, all for the greater good. This post is to thank the helpers and give others a sense of what a “volunteer” experiences.
Huge thanks to Russell Young for permission to use these photos!
No Classes – kids or adults – this Saturday Feb. 9th at the Academy of Kung Fu. We will all be at the test.
Testing for Mo Duk Pai kung fu trainers is happening this Saturday at 7am sharp at the NPAKF.
Testing is open to the public. If you are curious to see what testing looks like for our Art, stop in anytime that morning and take a peek.
Special thanks to Sifu Chris Hosman, 5th degree Black Belt in Mo Duk Pai, for leading a class on “Throwing”. The drills to work the concepts were simple enough and straightforward. But it was the attention to fundamental principles such as calmness to fit into position for a throw, or basic principles of structure examined at a deeper level that made this class special.
Thanks to Sifu Sean Kelly for leading the charge this year, as well as the brave trainers who took to the waters off Sauvie Island. Many non trainers see the New Year’s Day Swim as another polar bear swim. And it is. And it is more than much more that. Trainers have used the swim on NYD to fortify their confront, and take on challenges they might otherwise shy away from.