Zhang Yi Zhong and the Sage Arts

Zhang Zhong

I think that everyone who has ever studied the internal styles of Chinese martial arts has envisioned the martial arts master as a highly skilled, humble, wise, old sage-like individual who is intelligent, virtuous, and of high moral character. Unfortunately, in today's world, this ideal teacher is very much the exception instead of the rule. During the past six years, I have interviewed dozens of internal martial arts teachers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and...

Defending Yourself with Internal Martial Arts

Approaching Blado

As students of the martial arts we must wonder from time to time whether or not our training methods will be effective in the event we are forced to defend ourselves or our families against attack. A few hundred years ago in China, the bodyguard caravan guard business was booming as many outlying rural areas did not have the protection of a large police force to ensure the safety of the residents and merchants who would travel through those areas. As a result, the martial artists of the day...

The Dao adheres to simplicity that which is complex does not follow the

Joe Deisher

Most of the above mentioned information is not news to anyone who has read or studied any number of health food diets. However, after reading the above guidelines, I wanted to find out more about Zhang's ideas on diet for two reasons one, I knew that his personal diet was much stricter than the guidelines listed above would indicate, and two, I was very interested in this alkaline versus acidity concept after Zhang had mentioned it to me several times during our interview. In order to discover...

Father of Modern Wu Shu Li Tain Ji Dies in Beijing at age

Bow Sim Mark Stretching Friend

Li Tian Ji at home in Beijing, China, Fall 1992 Last month we received the news, through Bow Sim Mark's Chinese Wushu Research Institute, that Li Tian Ji 4 one of the greatest promoters of martial arts in mainland China, had passed away. Li Tian Ji was born in 1915 and was taught his martial arts mainly by his famous father Li Yu Lin 1885-1965 . Li Yu Lin's first teacher was Xing Yi Quan instructor Hao En Guang iP amp ife , a Xing Yi student of Li Cun Yi While Li Yu Lin was studying with Hao En...

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Ba Gua and Xing Yi Linked Combat

In recent issues of the Pa Kua Chang Journal there has been discussion of teachers of Xing Yi and Ba Gua teaching both arts in concert. Teachers from Taiwan, China, and the United States were included in these discussions. One article described Cheng Ting Hua Ji- as the first person to study both arts. In some articles, Sun Lu Tang was described as researcher, writer, and master of both. Another story featured Xu Hong Ji as a specialist of the internal arts whose repertoire included both arts....

Yin Fu Style Ba Gua Instructor Xie Pei Qi to Visit United States and England

Eight Animal Bagua Zhang

Yin Fu Style Ba Gua Zhang practitioner Xie Pei Qi Ba Gua Zhang instructor Xie Pei Qi - see Pa Kua Chang Journal Vol. 4, No. 1, Vol. X, No. X, and Vol. X, No. X will be touring the United States this summer as a guest of the Association for Traditional Studies. Association director, Andrew Nugent-Head, sent the following press release concerning this summer's events The Association for Traditional Studies is pleased to be bringing 76 year old Yin style Bagua practitioner Dr. Xie Peiqi to the...