Noted teachers of Chinese internal arts, sharing some of their thoughts and practices… theory & strategy method & usage
To be authentic is to be the author of oneself
Master Zhang Youngliang, was born in 1920. He started his martial arts training at age of 5, until 14.
Followed her dream as a young girl growing up in a small rural village in China. She learned taiji as young teenager
Taiji in Golden Gate park An old friend, his early morning practice filmed by an on looker in Golden Gate park, posted on Utube. At the time alone in his practice He didn’t know someone was filming him.
Leonardo’s drawing combines a careful reading of the ancient text with his own observation of actual human bodies. “Form does not differ from Emptiness 般若波羅蜜多心經註述 知定註述 And Emptiness does not differ from Form. Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form.” The empty space shown by the circle. Field of awareness or qi field that surrounds […]
It may take a great amount of time before the meaning of 內家拳 nèi jiā quán “internal boxing” become clear
An interesting translation that touches on and gives clarity to what is meant by internal training and the methods of how to train.
Qi gong development practices
unknown outside, self known inside On going
Some speculate there may be some psychological compliance by the students, or un voiced expectations elicited by the teacher.
Known by other names “kong jin” or what some call “empty force”
Very modest, highly skilled taiji teacher.
Taught his taiji in one of the many small parks in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
A young “Jedi” in the making Shifu Peter Tam Hoy, or just Peter, as he had asked to be addressed at the time I had met him.
A pioneer in Chinese Martial Arts,
A traditional based Shifu, adapting his art in the traditional way of past masters to the realities of todays fighting contest.