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Awake

A typical 6hr training session in land of the morning calm “Korea”  another hot humid summer day,  shrill cry of the cicadas,  interrupted by a visitor who had been watching. Another young GI much like myself. He asked Mr Park if he could spar with me. Mr. Park sensing his intent told me to “knock […]

Awakening

In choosing the red pill “teacher” training I did not really understand the implications of this. Being young as is sometimes the case I thought I understood and could always figure it out later, right? The military base I was stationed at in Korea, Camp Edwards very close to the “DMZ” still a long trip […]

Master Zhang Yongliang

I was introduced to Master Zhang through a student of his David Kong, who had a push hand group in San Francisco many years ago. 認識張師傅是透過他的一個學生孔大衛。孔大衛多年前在舊金山組織了一個推手團體。 In meeting Master Zhang, his teaching and skill sets were so different and unique, I would spend the next ten years to this day following and studying from him, […]

A day in the park

Winter time,  a local Xingyi teacher takes a nap.  The others in Master Zhang’s group go about their practices while he sleeps. 在冬天練拳前,我們會掃雪,地面非常硬且寒冷。冬季的某一天,當地的形意拳師傅在打盹兒。 張師傅的學生們在他睡覺時仍進行他們的練習。 Master Zhang,  training our group in the park.  In his 90s at the time of the clip. 張師傅在公園裡教我們練拳。 在拍攝此影片時他已經九十幾歲了。 His style of training was very informal preferring to  let the art […]