Joy of Kung Fu of Greater Los Angeles, California is hosting its annual signature event A Day with Kung Fu Masters on Sunday June 9. This year, Professor Jason Tsou, Dr. Jack Fu, Wei Dong Zhao and Robert Goodman are sharing their secrets of Push Hands with Tai Chi and martial art enthusiasts about this interesting, fun, and challenging branch of Tai Chi.
Joy of Kung Fu is a non-profit organization to promote Wushu, Kung Fu, Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Qigong in the greater Los Angeles area. Each year, it sponsors a few events and publishes free Kung Fu magazines to promote and educate people about the arts. Joy of Kung Fu’s most important event is annual A Day with Kung Fu Masters at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California.
Teaching at University of California – Los Angeles and California State University – Long Beach, Professor Tsou’s martial art training is mostly in Northern Style Chinese Martial Arts. He has studied with many masters and grandmasters of our time and specializes in Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Ba Ji, Long Fist, Praying Mantis and Shuai Jiao. His mission is to promote traditional Chinese Martial arts. He believes in emphasizing the core values of this art by adhering to both the traditional training methods and fundamental principles that make it unique.
Dr. Fu of Los Angeles is an acupuncturist and has a PhD. in oriental medicine. He is a Qigong, Tai Chi and Wushu master. Born in China, he came from a long line of doctors of traditional Chinese Medicine as well as martial artists. He started his martial art training in the hard style martial arts and only found out the amazing power of softness of Tai Chi when he sparred or pushed with a Tai Chi master. He learned the secrets of how to yield and exert power from Master Lin Mogen. His specialties are Yang Style and E-Mei Tai Chi and Push Hands is his favorite.
Master Zhao whose Daoist name is Xuan Dong was born in Shanxi Province, China. At the age of eight he began his formal training in Xing Yi with Master Gao Qi Sheng with an emphasis on the internal aspects of the art. In 1987 he went to the Wudang Mountains where he had gone to pursue further research into the internal martial arts. Later he studied both external and internal boxing including Tong Bei Quan, Praying Mantis, Chaquan, Long Fist, Nanquan, and Sun, Wu, Wu and Chen style Tai Chi. He has taught in many cities in China and now holds the post of Principal of the Dongfang Wushu Institute in Penang, Malaysia.
Robert Goodman of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, began his formal study of martial arts in 1982 and received his first Black Belt in 1989. In 1984, he began his formal training of Tai Chi and studied it with a variety of instructors until 1994 when he became a private student of Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark. Then he began his studies in earnest in the internal and healing arts of the Wudang style. In 1997, he received authorization from Master Bow Sim Mark to begin teaching Wushu and Tai Chi Quan.
Push Hands is a two-person’s Tai Chi regimen, which enhances and tests out practitioners’ skills in Tai Chi fundamentals. It is a training form of self-defense and combat skills. Master Goodman will explain how to use Yi or intent in Push Hands. Masters Tsou, Fu and Zhao will join him in penal discussion. Professor Tsou will demonstrate Random Circles, Dr. Fu will demonstrate E-Mei Tai Chi Push Hands while Master Zhao will demonstrate Wudang Zhaobao Tai Chi Push Hands. Audience will have opportunities to try out with masters. This event will be held 1:30 – 4:00 pm pdt.
For more info, contact Joy of Kung Fu, http://adwkfm.eventbrite.com, 714-943-7585, or 323-365-3800.
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