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  • Li Deyin

Li Deyin

Li Deyin is one of China’s most famous Taiji, Xing Yi and Bagua masters. He was designated as one of the One Hundred Martial Arts Treasures of China. He is an international judge and trainer of Wushu judges, and Vice Chairman of the Beijing Wushu Association. He is the creator of several important Taijiquan routines including the 42-Step, 48-Step, and Taiji Fan. He is considered the leading authority on the 24-Step simplified Yang Style Taijiquan, 88-Step, and 32-Step Sword. He has traveled extensively to promote Taijiquan throughout the world. In this extensive and historically significant interview, conducted in 2012 and 2013, he recounts the heritage and the continuing contributions of four generations of the Li family over more than 100 years.

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Interview with Zhu Tian Cai

Zhu Tian Cai of Chen Village, China—one of the Four Tigers of Chen Village—discusses his early training with the great masters Chen Zhao Pi and Chen Zhao Kui. He promotes Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan for both health and self-defense. He emphasizes the importance of relaxation, letting go of tension and stiffness. He describes the significance of Chan Si Jin (Silk Reeling Energy) and discusses the essential qualities of Push Hands practice. He is the founder of the Zhu Tian Cai International Taijiquan Federation. The interview was translated by Kam P. Lee of the Taiji Kung Fu Academy in Florida.


Guo Xian He’s Ying Shou Quan

Guo Xian He, second generation Eagle Claw master. His father, Guo Cheng Yao, was one of the early disciples of Chen Zi Zheng. In this interview, conducted with the assistance of his disciple, Panagiotis Derventis, Guo Xian He traces the history of Eagle Hand Boxing and shares his views on the system as passed down from his father, Guo Cheng Yao. He describes internal training methods (Nei Gong) to develop Qi, and external training for grabbing and striking, joint locking, and attacking pressure points. He discusses seven kinds of strength that are developed in the Ying Shou Quan system, along with Tao Lu (forms) and combat techniques.

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Sam Masich Interview

This in-depth interview with Sam Masich provides insights into his early training in several martial arts systems including Judo, Yang Style Taiji Quan, Push Hands, and other internal styles. He trained with a remarkable variety of teachers including Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and Liang Shou Yu. Selected to compete at the 1st World Wushu Invitational tournament in Xian, China, as part of Canada’s National Martial Arts Team, Masich distinguished himself in competition during the 1980s. He pursued additional studies in China and offers lively descriptions of the training and of his many teachers. He discusses the goals and benefits of competition and offers tips for beginners in developing sticking and adhering skills in push hands.