An interesting translation that touches on and gives clarity to what is meant by internal training and the methods of how to train.
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.
“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.
My first introduction into the world of taiji. Sam, as he liked to be called was in many ways ahead of his time. Having come from a hard style back ground his hands were gnarled not with age but with the training he did as a much younger man toughing them on coconut trees growing on […]
Episode 147 A young teenager would walk into a small gym close to the famous Golden Gate park in San Francisco. Shifu Staples, greeting me in his warm yet quiet way, not understanding what I would find entering a world I would never leave. Mike offered a small history of the White Crane style and […]
Martial artist, adventure , photographer An interesting teacher, specializing in Chinese swordsmanship “Originally from Holland, Maarten (Maahrtun) Sebastiaan Franks Spijker arrived in China in 2005 at 18 years of age to study Gongfu. After struggling to find authentic traditional arts for many years (but studying Sanda and exploring the country in the meantime), he […]
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