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Jing Mo Photo Shoot

A while ago some of my kung fu brothers and I got together for a photo shoot in Golden Gate Park.  It was actually the first time I can remember getting together with these guys when we were all in our formal uniforms displaying our Jing Mo Athletic Group patches.  This never happens since we don't really participate in many tournaments or demos as a team (I think I've been the only student in our class who's competed in a tournament in years).  I guess it's because ours is sort of a "masters class" of sorts.  We're all experienced students of the great grandmaster Wong Jack Man (the man who fought with Bruce Lee back in 1964) and there aren't really any younger kids in our class.This is actually a good thing for me because I've managed to learn a lot from these guys without a huge class getting in the way.  Of course, I'm the least experienced of the group since I only just started learning from Sifu Wong a few years before he retired.  So I've ended up mimicking my senior kung fu brothers, which has given me a multitude of perspectives on one of our main arts, Bak Siu Lum (also called Bei Shaolin or Northern  Shaolin).  It's been said in our passed down traditions that it was, indeed, the original, "Shaolin Northern Style of Shaolin Gate".  This was the original style of the Shaolin monks who escaped the destruction of the temple by Qing troops in 1732.  Bei Shaolin has an interesting history after that, having been kept alive by traveling performers, Ming rebels, and the famed, Kuo Yu Chang.  There's been some controversy surrounding who has the "real" Shaolin since all of the Northern Shaolin masters (and most all other kung fu masters) had to flee Communist China because all kung fu teaching and practicing was forbidden during The Cultural Revolution.  There's an interesting  Kung Fu Magazine article about this:   http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=158I was actually debating about this stuff on the KF Magazine forums and, I didn't realize at first, but Shi Deyang himself was arguing with me!  I felt kind of like a jerk after that.  As the 31st generation successor of the Shaolin tradition, I still have to give him some props and respect.  I sincerely hope I didn't offend him:http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47251&highlight=Ten+Song+Shan+Forms

http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46255&highlight=Ten+Song+Shan+Forms

Anyway, enough getting side tracked, here's some of our pictures:

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I really like this shot. Nice work on the pose!
over 10 years ago
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Haha movie poster alert!
over 10 years ago
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Nice photos! Thanks for sharing!
over 10 years ago
Liannelin 1d liannelin
the waterfall pictures look great. i used to live across the street from the north hollywood park in your photo album!
over 10 years ago
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cool pic:)
over 10 years ago
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wow really very good
over 10 years ago
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yours suits are wonderful
over 10 years ago
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cool pose
over 10 years ago
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cool yeah
over 10 years ago
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GREAT pics!! btw, the movie the rebel is pretty good, u should get it. the topic of trying to defend/compare traditional beishaolin or modern shaolinquan as THE authentic shaolin style is complicated ;) too long to discuss on a blog :D
over 10 years ago
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i'm looking for friends from the lineagle of yim sam mo. i was training with the last batch of students from johnny soo before he retired and lost contact with all my kf sihings n sidais.need ur help n cooperation to reestablish those vital links. contact me shifuabdallah@yahoo.com
over 10 years ago
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Very nice pictures. That's one thing I've always admire about some kung fu styles - they're very aesthetically pleasing techniques. Lovely backgrounds you've chosen too!
over 10 years ago
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This is so cool, must have taken a lot of training to be able to jump like this.
about 10 years ago
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wow...so high !! Good~
over 9 years ago
Me 6
Thanks for stopping by. I like these photo's
over 9 years ago

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