The True History of
200 years ago, less than 100 people practiced Wing Chun. Today, Wing Chun is practiced globally by over 100,000 people. The vast majority of them believe the Wing Chun creation story.
Tai Chi Chuan
The Old Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan was created by Yang Lu Chan (1799–1872).
Tai Chi Classics
The Tai Chi Classics are historical writings of the old masters. They are technical manuals which let us know what we should have within our art so that we can practice it correctly.
Wu Tang Shan Chuan
It is often written that Chang San Fen, about 700 years ago, created this style while he was on Wu Tang (Wudang) mountain.
Pa Kwa Chang
The practice of circle walking in Pa Kua Chang comes from Taoist chi kung circle walking which can trace its roots back to circle walking shamanic traditions of the Mongolian-Siberian shaman.
Expedition to Ladakh to find the pre Buddhist Shamanic origins of the martial art of Pa Kua Chang.
Dim mak has many useful benefits. It can be an extra tool to help us in a self-defence situation, and I believe most importantly it can lead martial artists to become acupuncturists. This is because the dim mak points are all acupuncture points.
The advanced meditations of Taoism are taught in my book A Taoist Way of Life. In this article, I share with you the three basic introductory meditations of Taoism.
To maintain good health, it is necessary to look after one’s body, mind, emotions and chi. In TCM, one of the most important ideas to maintain good health is that the chi should flow smoothly around the whole body and that the mind should be balanced and calm.
the Chinese Martial Arts
Traditional Chinese martial arts have been practiced continually in mainland China for at least three thousand years. Over the last 46 years, I have seen many changes and developments in the martial arts world.
Zhen Wu –
God of Martial Arts
When I started to learn Tai Chi Chuan I read that it was created by Chang Sang Fen on Wudang mountain. But the whole complex of temples across the entire mountain range and the main temple at the top of the peak of Wudang mountain was dedicated to Zhen Wu, not Chang Sang Fen. So who was Zhen Wu?
There are a variety of things to avoid and a number of things to cultivate every day. Then, as a side effect of decades of daily accumulated effort, one finds oneself experiencing longevity. Longevity is possible but it takes self-discipline, dedication, perseverance and determination to achieve.
What Is Chi?
Surprisingly, Western science validates the ancient Chinese idea of chi.