The Dao Bums
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About GreytoWhite

  • Rank
    Esoteric Educational Assistant

Recent Profile Visitors

7,816 profile views
  1. Rare Martial Arts (post them)

    Liuhebafa was still being formulated from about four different kung fu sets from the rural village Wu Yihui grew up in throughout his life. So each of his eras and areas that he taught in show different flavors dependent on his students' other experience as well . What Helen Liang is showing is a wushu competition form. Were I looking to study the art I'd start with an instructor from the following organizations. This group is led by Mok Kei Fai - the last disciple of Chen Yiren. This is a student of Wai Lun Choi's in Chicago. Wai Lun Choi was an accomplished fighter and had a background in Lama pai before learning internal arts from Chen Yiren. David Chan taught a combined version of Chen Yiren's Liuhebafa along with Yiquan. Some will say that Liuhebafa's 9 Joints and 5 Hearts theory is violated by Yiquan's Hunyuan Li but his students look to be skilled and have trained MMA competitors for the SE Asian circuit. If you're looking to avoid forms and want something more focused on partner exercises the Han family teaches Yiquan that is heavily influenced by Liuhebafa. Han Xing Qiao's wife was an indoor student of Wu Yihui's and the opening of LHBF's main form has been integrated into it. This is the only group I've personally touched hands with but the rest have been vetted by people whose experience I trust. I'm more of a bagua guy the last two years.
  2. Temple style Taiji Quan

    Eh, I got no horse in this race. Focusing on bagua - no interest in taiji any more.
  3. If I had the cash I'd probably get this. I read the Dai Shi Xinyi book he wrote and it was stellar. Confirmed a lot of what I had suspected.
  4. Ark Wong's Five Animal Style

    Sifu Dunn, Thanks for elucidating and clarifying the style for me. This post is about four years old. I have since gone on to learn the xingyi five elements, some Jiang baguazhang, and am now studying material from the Dragongate Sanctuary out of Hawai'i. Matt
  5. Ma Wei Qi Bagua

    There's no real connection between the two historically.
  6. Modern Taijiquan Sucks!

    Aye, my friend that learned bagua and then learned from Angel Cabales used to say that the two fit hand in glove with each other but that the bagua usually produced more power. I've played with some local students of Sam Buot and they're quicker than I am at their drills but I've thrown some pretty big guys with very little effort.
  7. Modern Taijiquan Sucks!

    Although there's some choreography from Hakka stuff its theory and methods are pretty much the same. Although Han Jingchen thinks that the Chins may have learned Yiquan somewhere.
  8. Modern Taijiquan Sucks!

    Honestly, if I were looking to learn taiji I'd just go to one of Sam Chin's Zhong Xin Dao (I Liq Chuan) classes.
  9. Modern Taijiquan Sucks!

    I agree, most modern taijiquan much like modern aikido sucks. I trained in a pre-WW2 lineage in Stockton, CA and we were expected to defend ourselves from the readily apparent violence. It did save my life from a knife-wielding attacker in my teens. Little did I know that most aikido-ka couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag until about 3rd dan. I drunk the Kool-Aid when I first started training Chen but had my illusions quickly dissipated by a former Marine special forces soldier and another martial artist. The Marine showed me in no uncertain terms that neigong was not necessary to kill someone and that launching someone 15 feet was pretty much useless against a determined attacker. The other martial artist was a champion TKD fighter and had trained with a lot of today's big names in the internals that were just students then. When it came down to it he pretty much shat all over taiji and recommended I learn bagua and play with the Filipino guys with sticks and knives and get on the ground with the Brazilians. Taijiquan is a martial art - a lot of what gets attached to it on the other hand...
  10. It might be the earliest historical form but I highly doubt it is in any way connected to modern football. On the other hand - Calcio Storico Fiorentino is.
  11. Yin Style Baguazhang Lion System Overview

    Becoming the Lion - A Yin Style Baguazhang Beginner's Guide Becoming the Lion - Ask Dr. Jimberly: Why the Lion System? Becoming the Lion - Bagua Standing Strengthening Practice Becoming the Lion - Turning Training Tips for Beginners
  12. Yin Style Baguazhang Lion System Overview

    Association for Traditional Studies - Penetrating Palms 4 DVD Set Penetrating Palms with Liu Shichang Playlist
  13. Yin Style Baguazhang Lion System Overview

    Yin Style Baguazhang - Circle Turning Training DVD Yin Style Baguazhang Lion System Applications - Deeper Understanding of the Sweeping Strike Yin Style Baguazhang - Kicking and Footwork DVD Yin Style Baguazhang Lion System - Seizing and Grasping Attacks DVD Association for Traditional Studies - Lion System 10 Disc DVD Set Association for Traditional Studies - 64 Qinna Attack Methods
  14. Wu 108 long form teacher

    Sorry man, I checked some references and the only name anyone knew in that area was Debbie Leung.