Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bak Mei - White Eyebrow Traditional Kung Fu

                                      Bak Mei - The White Eyebrow Monk 
"(from wikipedia) is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders — survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty imperial regime (1644–1912) — who, according to some accounts, betrayed Shaolin to the imperial government."

                             Bak Mei Basic Techniques - (from TheaSinensisSerpenti)

Bak Mei Basic Techniques demonstrated by Master Chen Zhong Liang / Chan Jung Leung
Chen Zhong Liang studied martial arts from Childhood becoming very skilled in both Bak Mei and Taiji Quan. His Bak Mei teacher was Chen Jun Xia / Chan Gwan Haap. Studying under master Chen Jun Xia he became very close friends with fellow student and Bak Mei innovator Li Yao Bin / Lei Yiu Ban.
Although Chen Zhong Liang's main love was Bak Mei he was very interested in the philosophy and methods of Taiji. He began to apply the teachings and methods in the Taiji classics to Bak Mei even writing essays on the subject. Throughout his life he continued to practice both Taiji and Bak Mei, eventually refining his Bak Mei to a very high level.

Sì mén bāguà / Sei Mun Baat Gwa - Bak Mei Four Gates Eight Diagrams Boxing demonstrated by Master Chen Zhong Liang / Chan Jung Leung 

Báiméi dìshà quán / Bak Mei Dei Saat Kyun - demonstrated by Master Chen Zhong Liang / Chan Jung Leung. As the name indicates this form teaches Bak Mei's methods of both fighting on the ground and even more so against someone on the ground.

Bak Mei Weapons (Sword, Saber & Staff) demonstrated by Master Chen Zhong Liang / Chan Jung Leung 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bagua/ Xingyi Seminar Boulder, CO. Nov 3rd/ 4th Matt Autrey

                                       *Boulder, CO. November 3rd & 4th *

Matt Autrey is a senior student of Yi Zong teacher Luo De Xiu. Matt is back in the United States after 8 years of training Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan, Tai Ji Quan in Taipei, Taiwan including 5 years with Marcus Brinkman as a private student. Matt spent many years teaching and assisting in Luo Laoshi’s class in Taiwan, his extensive knowledge and command of the internal martial arts is an asset to any practitioner.

Boulder, CO. Dates, Times and Curriculum:

Saturday, November 3rd - Morning Session - 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Whipping Palm - in Xing Yi, Bagua and Taiji  - Training Methods and Applications. –
This will be an excellent introduction to the Whipping Palm method. Learn fundamental training practices, footwork, and applications of Whipping Palm as it is found in all of the big three Chinese Internal Martial Arts; Tai Ji Quan, Xingyi Quan and Bagua Zhang. This seminar is open to public and beginners are welcome.

Saturday, November 3rd - Afternoon Session – 4pm to 6:30pm
Beng Quan – Basics and Its Role in the Xing Yi Quan Linking and Retreating Forms
In this seminar Matt will cover Beng Quan – the famous Xingyi “Crushing Fist”. This seminar cover traditional Beng Quan theory as it relates to Xingyi Quan and usage of the fist. This seminar is open to public and beginners are welcome.

Sunday, November 4th - Morning Session - 12:45pm to 3:15pm
Push Hands Training – Sensitivity Development for Push Hands
Matt will be teaching exercises and drills used to develop and train the Push Hands format. These two person training drills will help build reflexes, timing and distance required for the usage of Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan or Tai Ji Quan in a combat setting. He will also teach applications and fighting strategies for usage in Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan and Tai Ji Quan. Previous knowledge of any type of push hands training is recommended. This seminar is open to public

Sunday, November 4th - Afternoon Session – 3:15pm to 6pm
Skill BuildingElbow Carrying – Attacking and Controlling
In the Yi Zong system the training and use of of the rear hand is a unique feature of our Xingyi Quan, Tai Ji Quan and Bagua Zhang. In this seminar Matt will teach usage, function and application of the Elbow/ Rear Hand method. This seminar is open to public and beginners are welcome.

1 $175 for all Four Sessions!
2 Individually, Each Session is $50.
3 Saturday & Sunday $95 each day or $175 for both Days.
4 Preferred payment is cash (please contact if paying by check)
5 Same day registration (call for availability) $180 cash only

Owen Schilling at mailto:

Or Check Call 1 720 841 2404

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Luo De-Xiu’s Bagua & Tai Chi Seminars! Success!

I want to thank Luo De-Xiu and Marilyn Heidrick for all the great work the put in the past weekend to make the 2012 Denver Bagua & Tai Chi Seminars seminars happen!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sha Guozhen - Bagua Zhang Master!

From the
"Sha Guozhen is a legend in Chinese martial arts.
He began studying martial arts as a child. He started learning Bagua at 16 studying under Wang Lide's student Wang Chiche. Wang Lide had been a student of Dong Haichuan and practiced "Lion style" bagua. Although he later studyed under many other great masters of bagua including Jiang Rongqiao his bagua always carried some of the characteristic of the lion style he first mastered.
Eventually he combined his experience in bagua and knowledge of Wang Lide's Lion style, Jiang Rongqiao's bagua, Sun style Bagua, and the various other bagua styles he had come into contact with into his own form.
Bagua was not his only focus, during his lifetime he studied many different styles and was well known for his XingYi, Six Harmony Spear, and Wudang Sword.
He was also known for his bravery in fighting against the Japanese occupation during the Sino-Japanese war.
During the later years of his life he dedicated his time to teaching martial arts as well as setting up a free clinic to use his knowledge of Chinese medicine to provide free treatment to those in need where he lived in Yunnan province, as well as donating his extensive collection of traditional Chinese medical texts and recipes to to the public."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tim Shirley at the IBJJF Montreal Open 2012

Congratulations (once again) to my friend Tim Shirley on his win at the  IBJJF Montreal Open. (Tim is in the center).

                                       Brown Belt Feather Weight Champion
                                          Brown Belt Absolute Champion