I am constantly being asked to define what I teach and practice.
The name that can be named is not a true name – Lao Tzu, Dao De Jing
And so, the definition evolves constantly. At the moment, I would describe it best, as source channeling – the art of surrendering the facilities of the body to one’s spirit, through movement and stillness. To myself and my students, the foundation keys to this practice have been the following:
- Learning to differentiate and master various areas of the mind, heart, body, internal organs and the energy system (overcoming the five elements).
- Physical, emotional, mental and energetic balance (contentment, as bliss foundation)
- Cultivation of non-dualistic awareness (return to the source)
- Rejuvenation (strength and softness)
- Pursuit of skill
|Qigong||19 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in Tibet and China|
|Yoga||6 years with James Kigar, Judy Weaver, Wayne Krassner, Tim Miller and during travels in India||Mysore Ashtanga, Power Yoga|
|Meditation||18 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in Tibet, China and India||Daoist, Buddhist, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation|
|Tai Chi||17 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in China – Lineage of Yang Cheng Fu||Yang Style, Sword, Fast Form, Long Form|
|Ba Gua||18 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in China||Dragon Style|
|Liu He Ba Fa||15 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in China|
|Hsing Yi||10 years with Master Wei Lun Huang and during travels in China|
|Wing Chun||6 years with John Mellilo and during travels in China – Lineage of Ip Man|
|Spiritual Influence||meetings with UG Krisnamurti|
Qigong, Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Hsing Yi, Liu He Ba Fa
For me, a life spent in pursuit of impossible goals is the one worth living. What do I mean by “impossible goals”?
Salvador Dali once said: “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
What better adventure to embark on, than the one that will last the rest of your life?
Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong, the13th Lineage Holder of Emei (Er Mei) Qigong.John Mellilo, with his Bruce Lee-like brutally honest approach to practice and one of the finest fighters I have ever met, has been the defining early influence in my martial art.
In 1995 I discovered Master Wei Lun Huang. Master Huang learned Yang Style Tai Chi directly from the students of Yang Cheng Fu. Master Huang is also a prominent Hsing Yi student of Li Xiang Wu, one of the Legendary Five Tigers of the South. In 1990, Master Wei Lun Huang became completely paralyzed due to an accident involving a severe neck injury. Master Huang used his energetic and meditation skills to recover full motion and gained unique and deep understanding of energy functioning in the human body, while in the process of regaining his martial arts abilities.
For the next 19 years I studied intensely under the private instruction of Master Wei Lun Huang. It was a fantastic journey that allowed me to glimpse the finer points of Qi Gong, Meditation, Yang Style Tai Chi, Sword and Fast Form, as well as Ba Gua, Liu He Ba Fa (my personal favorite) and
The sublime push hands instruction allowed me to venture into Boxing and Cage Fighting, as well as the infinitely subtle arts of healing.
Accupuncture has further strengthened my understanding of healing arts.
India.In China, I sought out teachers and energies in the cities, Wu Dang (Wudang) and Er Mei (Emei) Mountains.In Tibet the countless temples, holy lakes, mountains and sites have enriched my being and my practice greatly.In India, I had the privilege to study and test my skills with a Kalari guru. Before I left, we have engaged in a 4 hour practice session, in which I used my Tai Chi mirroring skills to match the energies of the ancient art of Kalaripayattu.
Video of Zorrik, applying Tai Chi mirroring skills to match the energies of the ancient art of Kalaripayattu —>
I have a deep desire to share the beauty and magic of the Energetic Arts.
Please, join me on this adventure!
Teaching now on Kauai, Hawaii