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Mountain Path Kung Fu, Albuquerque, NM

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News and Blog

News and Blog

Kung Fu Concentrations:

Thoughts, deliberations, mussings and even meditations on the practice of this ancient art.

News on events at Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, Shen Kung Fu International Association and on developments within the Kung Fu world.

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On Self Defense: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

Posted by [email protected] on January 29, 2016 at 2:00 AM

On Self-Defense

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.

I am often asked whether or not I teach “Self-Defense.” The answer is a tangled mess of “yes, I teach Kung Fu,” and “No, because I teach Kung Fu.” Is it a complex and confusing answer? Yes. Because it is a complex and confusing question.


To understand the answer we must first understand four issues at the heart of the question. Foremost among these...

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2015 Year in Review

Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2016 at 2:25 AM

2015 Year in Review

As we at Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy look back on 2015 it is a truly amazing feeling to examine all that was accomplished. Our students have grown both personally and within their Kung Fu. Our school has grown and changed both within the personality and culture of the school and its student body and even in our outward cosmetic appearance. Our sense of community within the Ng Ga Kuen world deepened significantly thanks to our “field trip” t...

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Breath and Pace

Posted by [email protected] on July 20, 2015 at 5:20 PM

“Don’t forget to breathe.” That is one of my favorite lines from any martial arts movie. Jet Li’s character reminds his young student, the films protagonist, of the importance of this simple activity at a pivotal moment in the film The Forbidden Kingdom. In a desire not to spoil the film for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, I’ll provide some intentionally vague elaboration on the point. The films main character has befriended two exquisite martial artists and...

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3rd Quarter Tests Complete. Congratulations to All!

Posted by [email protected] on November 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Please join us in extending a great big congratulations to all of the recent promotees here at Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy.  All Students tested, performed in an exemplary manner! I am proud of you all and it is exiciting to see a school that is beginning to sport a few more sashes!. To be specific, we have four brand new White Sashes, and four Advanced White Sash students. (a black fringe affixed to the ends of the students sash).  The tests were demanding but each st...

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Congratulations Wylie, Aiden and Jaxon!

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

We want to extend a great big congratulations to our three newest White Sashes! Wylie, Aiden and Jaxon! The test was held the afternoon of July 29th and all three boys had spent their entire mornings at a soccer camp! I had warned the boys that their test would be extremely difficult and offered to allow them to test on another day, they rose to the occasion and chose to test despite the early and strenous morning activities! Of course this choice on their part impressed me, but it didn't get...

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Kung Fu and Balance

Posted by [email protected] on June 19, 2014 at 2:40 AM

When learning Kung Fu to pursue peace, balance and harmony one learns to fight. When learning Kung Fu to fight one learns to be peaceful, balanced and harmonious.

A concept which repeatedly reveals itself in all manner and variety of forms to the Kung Fu practitioner is “balance” and we begin to understand that all things have an opposite which balances them… all things.

I have deliberated for some time what to do for my first blog post on behalf of Mountain Path...

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Congratulations Joe!

Posted by [email protected] on May 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Please join me in extending our congratulations to Joe Bibeau for earning his Advanced White Sash (White Sash with Black Fringe) last Thursday, May 22, 2014. Joe began his Kung Fu training in July of 2013 and has been training hard ever since. The majority of time Joe has spent training, Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy didn't even have a building to train in! So Joe and I spent countless hours training in parks, his grandparents backyard and even at my own house. Such commitment use...

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Congratulations Samantha!

Posted by [email protected] on May 20, 2014 at 2:25 AM

We want to extend a great big Congratulations to Samantha Brown for earning her White Sash last Thursday, May 15. Sam has been working very hard the past several months and her efforts have paid off.  She is progressing well and is loving her Kung Fu!


Again, Congratulations Sam!

We're Operational!

Posted by [email protected] on May 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that we are operational and teaching classes already so feel free to stop in and observe or participate in a class.


We have two tests coming this week so watch for announcements on some of our students hard work paying off!

-Sifu Rob

We've Got a Building!

Posted by [email protected] on March 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM

We are very pleased to announce that Mountain Path finally has a home... or atleast one that isn't in Sifu Rob's courtyard!

Located at the southwest corner of Tramway Blvd. and Paseo Del Norte (7849 Tramway Blvd. NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM, 87122) we are in the build phase now so watch for our signs going up soon along with a few Grand Opening enrollment discounts!

We are currently accepting new students so stop by and see us during the build for information on pricing, discount...

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