Tsang Lu Taiji
open close, empty full, swallow spit, move with awareness
Named after “the heron” embodying many of its qualities, a traditional approach based on sound fundamental methods of the past, for the reality of the present.
“The Heron, is comfortable in a space that is neither here nor there. “
Developed in Hsinchu, TW.
Tsang Lu Taiji combines Taiji theory and movement, with the unique foot work and long arm of Tibetan White Crane, developing and focusing on awareness, and functional usage.
Core movements and strategies of the style come from
Taiji as taught by Master Zhang Youngliang, 张永良,
Tibetan White Crane as taught by Shifu Mike Staples,
Tsang Lu, is designed to operate in-between the long, middle, and short ranges, that many martial systems specialize in, taking advantage of gaps within the spaces that others are not aware of.
Developed by David Davis, based on his lifelong involvement and practice of Chinese Martial Arts.
Distinguished Professor of Power Mechanical Engineering.
TJ, as he asked to be called.
A very close friend and long time taiji practitioner. Key contributor in the development, application, and theory of Tsang Lu.
TJ’s, back ground in taiji and physics, coupled with a native chinese perspective, has been invaluable in comparing old taiji text with modern physics theories aligning them with both. Translating both into basic examples that none physicist can understand and chinese readers can read