Lo TeHsiu far left stands with a group of his classmates from Hung IHsings school who were all victorious in their tournament matches circa early 1970s Lo was one of Hungs best fighters

1 - Confrontation.

2 - Tucker begins to punch, Lo moves to block.

3 - Lo controls Tucker's elbow with left hand.

4 - Lo brings right hand up in a circular arc.

7 - Lo strikes Tucker's face.

5 - Lo pierces with right hand while controlling Tucker's elbow with his left.

9 - Lo continues to control Tucker by his right arm and throws a forearm strike to Tucker's face with his left.

6 - Lo continues the circular motion with the strikiing hand, striking downward.

10 - Lo turns his body to set up for a throw.

7 - Lo strikes Tucker's face.

8 - As his arms continues its circular arc, Lo hooks Tucker's right arm under his right armpit while covering with his left.

11 - Lo continues turning.

12 - Lo continues turning .

11 - Lo continues turning.

12 - Lo continues turning .

9 - Lo continues to control Tucker by his right arm and throws a forearm strike to Tucker's face with his left.

■ Lo starts to execute the throw. 14 - Lo begins to offset Tucker. I5 - Tucker begins to lose balance. 16 - Tucker starts to fall.

■ Lo starts to execute the throw. 14 - Lo begins to offset Tucker. I5 - Tucker begins to lose balance. 16 - Tucker starts to fall.

17 - Lo quickly turns back and pops Tucker in the face.

18 - Tucker gets hit by the combined force of his fall and Lo's strike.

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application to the more vulnerable areas of his body. In striking the body, Lo will move in soft and fluid and make contact with the opponent's body before applying power. The power is applied in a quick, sharp burst after the hand has touch the opponent's body. He says that even if the opponent has practiced body conditioning exercises such as "iron shirt" this kind of "shock" power or "short ching" will penetrate. This is one reason that a Pa Kua Chang practitioner never wants to allow an opponent to touch his or her body.

In moving from outside to inside, or in setting up to execute an application which will inflict the most amount of damage, Lo again turns to the principle of change. Pa Kua Chang stylists are famous for setting up one technique and then quickly changing to another midstream to throw the opponent off balance. Lo loves to set up for a throw by offsetting the opponent and then abandon the throw, turn the body quickly while the opponent is falling and strike him against the momentum of the fall. Baiting, grabbing, offsetting, quickly changing and then striking at the optimum angle, Lo is able to inflict a tremendous amount of damage in a very short amount of time. An example of this sequence is shown in the series of photographs on the previous page.

When teaching students how to apply Pa Kua in fighting, Lo is a strong believer in giving the student a good taste of the force and power behind the application. He says that if the student does not get a real taste, he or she will only be exposed to the outer shell and will end up with dead technique. Lo is careful enough not to hurt or injure his students, however, he says that the student cannot simply watch a technique being applied and fully appreciate all of the subtly of the application. The student needs to feel where and when the force is light, where it is heavy, and how it is physically applied. When Lo applies his Pa Kua Chang, there is no doubt left in your mind that he knows exactly what he is doing, can change and vary his application to counter any move which might be made in defense, and that his level of skill is highly refined.

Readers wishing to contact Lo Te-Hsiu can write to him care of his student Mark Brinkman, write to: Mark Brinkman Chung Shan N. Road Section 7 Lane 114, #67 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Practitioners wishing to study with Lo Te-Hsiu in the United States should contact Vince Black at the address or phone number listed on the back page. Black's North American Tang Shou Tao Association will be sponsoring Lo Te-Hsiu in a nationwide seminar series in the United States in the Fall of this year.

Chinese Character Index

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tt

¥

Huang Po-Nien

*

m

n

Huang Kuo-Chen

s

m

fi

Lo Te-Hsiu

m

#

Liu Ch'ien

n

Sun Hsi-K'un

ü

m

Cheng Ching

M

Peng Ch'uan

#

m

«

Han Hsiung Pa Pei

ît

M

m

m

Ch'en Chien Chui Chou

fa

- fi

K'ou - Pai

m

m

Yao K'ua

m

s

I Ching

pfô

n

Liang-I

oc»

m

f

T5C

m

if

Shuang Huan Chang

M

f

Shun Shih Chang

yv

«

f w

Pa Mu Chang

m

Lien Huan Chang

M

¥

Yu Shen Chang

n

Kung Li

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