Tag Archives: Kung Fu

Episode 3: Martial Mind- Physics and types of force



In our first Martial Mind segment we cover speed, velocity, and some of the physics that goes into becoming a great martial artist. We also cover the different types of striking force that one can employ in their techniques!

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Why should you get faster instead of stronger? MartialLife article

Smashing force as demonstrated by Muai Thai. BOOM!

Piercing Force demonstrated by Bas Rutten. OW!

Raking Force demonstrated by Bren Foster- Fu-Jow Pai (Tiger Style). That’ll fix your cough.

Snapping Force demonstrated by Ip Man 2 (Obviously a dramatization). Sorry, I couldn’t hear you.

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Episode 1.5: Interview with Phillip Starr (part 2)



Welcome to the second half of our interview where Sifu Starr speaks about Iaido, the future of Yiliquan and his thoughts on the changing culture and beliefs of western based martial arts practitioners. Also here are the links to each of his books, you can find these links on the affiliates page of https://topolympus.com/   You can find Sifu Starr at  Steiner Academy of Martial Arts

The Making of a Butterfly

Martial Mechanics

Martial Maneuvers

Hidden Hands 

Developing Jin

Martial Structure


Episode 01: Yiliquan with Phillip Starr (part 1)



In our first interview we speak with Sifu Pete (Phillip) Starr. Discover more about traditional kung fu and his story about how a young teen became the successor of Yiliquan (One Principle Boxing). This episode has been split in two parts so that we can maintain a half-hour (approximately) time frame for our episodes. Make sure you check out our official store https://topolympus.com/ for apparel and more from the podcast that keeps you Reaching for the Top!!!