Meet Ang Quan, the ancestral art to Muay Boran / Muay Thai Boxing - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Meet Ang Quan, the ancestral art to Muay Boran / Muay Thai Boxing

A little known, ancient style of martial arts named Ang Quan has resurfaced on Chinese social media in recent years. We here at Dynasty are always passionate about the martial arts and history, so we have went and researched online about this subject, and will now cover this martial art in this blog post.

December 27, 2021 — Dynasty Team
The Self-Fulfilling Death Loop of Self Defense (Non-Competitive) Martial Arts - Dynasty Clothing MMA

The Self-Fulfilling Death Loop of Self Defense (Non-Competitive) Martial Arts

There is an intrinsic problem that exists in many forms of non-competitive, "self-defense" martial arts - mostly older martial arts styles, but can be applied to any martial art that does not contain or emphasize a competitive sports component.

December 18, 2021 — Dynasty Team
People You Meet In Online Martial Arts Communities - Dynasty Clothing MMA

People You Meet In Online Martial Arts Communities

How many of these folks have you run into in the online #MartialArts community? Online martial arts communities can be a scary place.
December 14, 2021 — Dynasty Team
Jet Li on Fake Masters & What Is Real Kung Fu - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Jet Li on Fake Masters & What Is Real Kung Fu

In 李連杰 Jet Li's 2006 film “Fearless” AKA 霍元甲 Huo Yuan Jia, Jet Li gives a speech to his students, which doubles as a message to the entire Kung Fu / Chinese Martial Arts community (but can also apply to the entire traditional martial arts community as well).
December 14, 2021 — Dynasty Team
What We Learned About Asian-American History In 'Ip Man 4' - Dynasty Clothing MMA

What We Learned About Asian-American History In 'Ip Man 4'

At the time of the movie's release, many viewers came away confused at some of the parts and storylines of Ip Man 4, and thought that Ip Man 4 was an over-the-top action movie with an unrealistic storyline and cartoony villains.

It turns out it was much more than that, as we will explore, since Ip Man (and his star pupil Bruce Lee) were now on foreign soil, and the storyline sheds light on Bruce Lee's beginnings and his experiences in America.

This time around, everything the 'Ip Man' characters do in this movie didn't just represent Chinese / Asians back home anymore, but Chinese / Asian Americans (and history) as well.

Here is our analysis of the film's biggest themes, moments, and Asian-American history lessons to help better make sense of them for everyone.

June 07, 2021 — Dynasty Team
Kung Fu: A Love / Hate Relationship - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Kung Fu: A Love / Hate Relationship

Hoi Wah Ho of Dynasty details his experiences with Chinese Martial Arts (Kung Fu) and shares why he loves Kung Fu, but hates Kung Fu at the very same time.

June 04, 2021 — Dynasty Team
The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the BJJ community - Dynasty Clothing MMA

The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the BJJ community

As defined and modified for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or grappling community: The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly overestimate their knowledge or ability regarding the effectiveness of their grappling skills in a real fighting scenario, especially when it comes to training in "sport" Jiu-Jitsu versus training in self-defense focused Jiu-Jitsu.

This tends to occur because of the general sport BJJ practitioners' lack of self-awareness in a real fighting scenario, which comes from the lack of training with strikes, wrestling / takedowns / throws / slams, and / or ground and pound, which prevents some BJJ practitioners from accurately assessing their own skills.

January 17, 2021 — Dynasty Team
The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the Kung Fu community - Dynasty Clothing MMA

The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the Kung Fu community

As defined and modified for the Kung Fu community: The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly overestimate their knowledge or ability regarding the effectiveness of their Kung Fu in a real fighting scenario.

This tends to occur because of the general Kung Fu practitioners' lack of self-awareness, which comes from the lack of real, non-compliant sparring training, which prevents some Kung Fu practitioners from accurately assessing their own skills.

January 17, 2021 — Dynasty Team
What Is A Kung Fu LARPer? (Live Action Role Player) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

What Is A Kung Fu LARPer? (Live Action Role Player)

Thanks to the overwhelming number of LARPers in the Kung Fu community, Kung Fu is dying a slow and steady death.

No one who trains seriously wants to be associated with LARPers, and people from other martial arts communities can't take Kung Fu practitioners seriously because Kung Fu's reputation has been all but eroded by Kung Fu LARPers.

January 01, 2021 — Dynasty Team
Top 15 Signs Your Martial Arts Teacher Is Fake - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Top 15 Signs Your Martial Arts Teacher Is Fake

Let's cut the crap and get right down to it - we hate fake martial arts teachers.

The reason why we're calling out fake martial arts teachers is because they promote unsafe training environments that could get their students seriously hurt or even killed, scam innocent people out of their hard earned money, and contribute to a cult-like culture that is scummy and predatory.

Not only do these fake martial arts teachers profit off of unsuspecting students, they ruin the legitimacy and image of real martial artists who practice their art seriously.

Here is our list of the top signs or traits of a fake martial arts teacher. If your teacher or some other teacher you know matches most of the signs on this list - run away - as they are most likely a fake!

November 07, 2020 — Dynasty Team