An interesting translation that touches on and gives clarity to what is meant by internal training and the methods of how to train.
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
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 […]
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.
Do you want to try your White Crane against my student? My first introduction on a hot, humid summer day in Korea to a style and teacher who had used his art during and after the Korean war. The teacher a medium sized Korean man nothing really special stood out except for his eyes. People […]
Northern Mantis a unique style developed and proven in China’s past with a rich and long history. Paul Brennan’s, in depth translation gives a look back into the history and times surrounding the creation of the style
“was born in 1930 in what is now North Korea. He first began studying gong fu within his family at a very young age (around 7 or 8 years old). He later traveled around the Korean peninsula studying under any master he could find. At that time he met his main master, shifu Lin Ping Jiang.