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Monday, Oct 10, 2010
Ma Gui (1853-1941) was the earliest disciple of Yin Fu and started his Bagua training as a teenager after learning some hard style previously. Ma's other first name is Shiqing. He also had several nickname: Pangxie Ma - Crab Ma since he liked to paint crabs; Tie Gebe Ma - Iron Arm Ma since he won his great reputation with his very famous and very powerful wrest striking skill; and Ma Cuozi - short Ma since he was small and short person. Although Ma was small and short, he practiced very hard...

Monday, Oct 10, 2010
If you would like to contribute your school's lineage or even your students, you are encouraged to add your knowledge to this site. Simply browse to a martial artist's page to whom you wish to attach either an instructor or a student and click the green 'edit' button at the top of the page. I plan to improve this process in the future, but for now there are a lot of things to be careful of to avoid duplicate entries: Choose VERY carefully from the dropdown list that appears after you begin...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Free Listing With over 12,000 school listings in our database already, there's a good chance your school has a free listing already! So search for your school to find out. If not you can create one. You can list your martial arts school here for free with this type of listing, or you can upgrade to our stylish "Sponsor Page" with LOTS of extra features. Search for My School Create Free Listing Full School Page If you become a SPONSOR of the Martial Arts Lineage Project you will be awarded...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Create a "lineage page" for any martial artist past or present. You will be allowed to upload a profile image, add some basic information about their life, the styles they studied, schools they attended, and where and when they lived. It's important that we do not create duplicate entries for martial artists despite possible alternate spellings caused by the translation to English. For instance, creating a page for "Wong Long" would create a duplicate of the page for "Wang Lang" even though it...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Every martial artist has a timeline of their life on their page. You can help us by adding important dates and information to each person's page. If you know something about someone or feel like doing some research on someone interesting, you can click "Add Timeline Event" on a page to add an interesting event. Just make sure you're following the rules of the site, and have fun!

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Did you have an instructor that you want to share a quote from? Browse to their page and click "Add a Quote". All contributed quotes are shown in the quotes section of each page, or you can browse all the quotes to find something inspirational.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Help others to really understand the impact each martial artist had on their style and their descendants. You can write stories about any martial artist in the database. Here are some ideas to get you started: How you met this person A biography of this person A description of an interesting training technique this person had An interesting experience you had with this person How this person developed a new style of martial arts Get it? It's really easy to add stories. Just search or...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
The style pages are meant to provide readers with information about a style they might be interested in studying. Each style page has a "user photo gallery" where images depicting this style are displayed. If you have photos of yourself or other photos related to this style, please upload them for all to enjoy. Simply browse to a style page and click "Upload Photo of this Style". Browse Styles

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
This is a MASSIVE undertaking and this project will require the support of the entire martial arts community. But with your help we can make this database a huge success! There are several things that you can contribute to the database: Martial Artist Page Edit Martial Artist Info Year born / died Other Names (aka) Portrait Photo Instructors Styles Schools Students Add Supplemental Information YouTube Videos Timeline Events Stories / Legends Quotes External Links Style Page Edit Style...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
What is Lineage? The "lineage" of a martial artist is similar to family heritage, except it follows instructors back through history. You learned from someone, who learned from someone, who learned from someone else. There is a lot to be learned from looking back in time to the forefathers of your style of martial arts. Read stories and legends passed down through the generations about the founders of your style. Get to know the roots of your system to fully understand it. By learning...

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Not only can you read and learn about the basic philosophies of many styles of martial arts, but you can see which schools offer each style, and even get to know martial artists who practice each style.

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Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
maLineage.com is designed to be an extremely informative site with extensive information about martial artists past and present, details about martial arts schools, style descriptions and pictures. But the main focus here is to learn about the lineage of your martial arts style and how you are related to other martial artists through the vast heritage of instructors throughout history.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010

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Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
I'm trying to make the database as easy to search as possible. You will find tools for searching and browsing through Martial Artists, Styles, Schools and everything else. If you have any suggestions on how to make it easier, I'm all ears, just use the Feedback button in the bottom left.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2010
I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands. I have no Weapons, But should I be forced to defend Myself, My Principles, Or My Honour; Should it be a matter of Life or Death, Of Right or Wrong; Then here are my Weapons, Karate, My Empty Hands. - Grand Master Ed Parker

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2010
Parker was born in Hawaii on March 19, 1931, and raised a devout Mormon. When Ed was about eight years of age his father got him started in Judo. The next endeavor for Ed was Boxing. Most boxing was done at the YMCA and Boys Clubs. Ed's first real training in the Martial Arts came from a fellow Church member, Frank Chow. Frank taught many of the local youth out of the Mormon Rec. Center. It wasn't long before Frank recognized the young tough Hawaiian's potential and recommended that Ed study...

Monday, Sep 9, 2010
Tim JohnsonmaLineage.com Creator I have made martial arts a part of my life for over 20 years. Having studied and taught Chinese Kung Fu, Shaolin Kempo, Capoeira, Fencing and others, I hold these styles and the philosophies of them near and dear to my heart. I live by their morals and use their teachings in my life every single day. No matter what style you teach or study, it is important to understand their founding philosophies, and it is necessary to put faces to the styles to truly...

Monday, Sep 9, 2010
There are simply too many schools and instructors out there for me to do this alone. I'm just an enthusiastic martial artist, and I need your help in creating this database. By contributing your knowledge and enthusiasm you will be teaching others about the lineage and history of martial arts. Also, by creating a page for your school everyone will be able to trace back the lineage of your school and see the list of practitioners. Share your knowledge, your pictures and your opinions!

Friday, Sep 9, 2010
1. Quit smoking. It is prohibited to smoke during the training. 2. Quit drinking, alcohol is bad for your metabolism. 3. Avoid show off your progress to your friends outside the roda. Remember, the element of surprise is the best ally in a fight. 4. Avoid conversation while training. You are paying with your time and by observing the other capoeiristas, you will learn more. 5. Always practice the ginga. 6. Practice the fundamental exercises daily. 7. Do not be afraid to get close to your...

Friday, Sep 9, 2010
Manuel dos Reis Machado (Mestre Bimba) was born on November 23, 1900 (1899) in Engenho Velho de Brotas in Salvador, Bahia-Brazil. He was the son of Luis Cândido Machado, renowned champion of the Batuque fighting style and Dona Maria Martinha do Bonfim. He got his nickname through a bet made between his mother and her midwife. Dona Maria thought that it would be a girl, while her midwife said it would be a boy. Dona Maria lost that bet when her midwife confirmed ‘Bimba’ was born. Bimba is a...

Friday, Sep 9, 2010
Fu Wing-Fay (1913-1993) started to study martial arts at the age of 4. Through his fathers connection, Fu Wing-Fay was able to learn from a number of highly skilled martial artists. These opportunities allowed him to study the essence of other martial arts styles, and later, helped Fu Zhen Song to create and improve Fu Style Wu Dang Chuan and Weaponry. Starting in the 1920's, Fu Zhen Song took the essence of different martial art styles and synthesized them in a coherent manner, creating a...
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