Tai Chi-teachers, -masters und -grandmasters Volker Jung learned from(in chronical order)
Yang-Stil Tai Chi
- Hans Peter Faßbender
Wiesbaden in the early 80s: William Chen’s Yang Form
- Frieder Anders
Tai Chi special student of King Hung Chu, Frankfurt. The long 3-part form, numerous levels and principles, numerous form corrections during private lessons.
- Andreas Heyden
Tai Chi/Frankfurt: the 8 Brocades, broadsword and sword forms, Ta lu push hands and Ta lu form, 3 circles push hands, numerous levels. We were once very close friends.
- Leonhard Leßner
nternal energy in Tai Chi, basic energetic process training. I owe him a lot: practical experience in the testing of energetic phenomena, a lot of mental training and many pleasant hours of mutual friendship.
- Dr. von Rollbeck
Chi for self-defence and mental principles of self defence, combat psychology.
- Master Chu King Hung
Tai Chi. 3rd and last disciple of Yang Shou Chung. Head of the ITCCA Europe. For many years my first real Tai Chi Master with whom I studied from 1984 to the early 90s. Long Yang Form, 6 levels and connecting principles, principle of 3 circles, push hands, broadsword and sword weapons forms. Many mental ideas and principles. His most important message to me was : “Follow the principle and you will seen”
I followed this advice and have seen a lot over the past years: over the years, provided your practice is exact and consistent, many things become clear as if of their own accord. I am still very impressed by his spectacular energy pushes which, in my opinion, and compared to all the other masters, he has developed to an unusually soft level. I have never met anyone before or since, who could push more softly or gently than he could.
- Master Chu Gin Soon
2nd disciple of Yang Shou Chung. San Shou (Tai Chi partner form or two men set), broadsword form, power push hands, 3 part form, knowledge of some of the 38 internal energies. Several residential seminars in St. Malo, Rennes, Hamburg between 1992 and 2000.
Instruction in Tai Chi (Chen, Yang and Wu styles), Lan Shou, Hsing-I, Ba Gua
- 8. George Xu (Guo Ming)
Chen Tai Chi, Lan Shou, Hsing-I, Ba Gua, Wu style Tai Chi, a multitude of weapons forms, almost all double weapons forms, many broadsword forms, a wealth of Tai Chi theory and a large number of different push hands; staff and speer forms. One of my longstanding, favourite teachers since 1993, because his training is so close to reality, he is extremely generous in dishing out so-called “internal secrets” and is willing to explain them and break them down with extreme attention to detail. Last but not least I value him because of his inimitable fighting style and his willingness to spar with anyone who will take him on.
George Xu bei der Säbelform
George Xu bei der Speerform
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George Xu mit Volker Jung
Yang Style Tai Chi, Liu He Ba Fa, a little Hsing-I and Ba Gua
- 9. Wei Lun Huang
Yang style Tai Chi, fast form, 8 powers, his unique floor exercises which opened up a completely new world of fully body perception – a very important component in my standardized instruction system. Experience gathered from the fast form, Liu He Ba Fa, the sword form and numerous push hands. 10 Taoist breaths. Liu He Ba Fa forms 1 + 2. Together with him I organized 3 consecutive international Tai Chi camps between 1994 and 1996 at the world-famous Loreley Rock. In later years I often attended weekend courses at Wakulla Springs and took private tuition with him in Miami. I like his sense of humour and his approachable manner. He provided many important internal, sensitive impulses for my own practice.
Yang Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong, meditation theory
- 10. Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Yang Style, Qi Gong, Tai Chi Teacher Training in Darmstadt, Germany.
Tai Chi Push Hands and Combat Theory
- 11. Don Miller
5 times US master in heavyweight push hands, elephant wrestling, moving roots and bouncing exercises. Helped me greatly in understanding push hands better. Numerous insider tips from one of the most successful US competition participants of recent years. Thank you Don for many long nights of wonderful conversation.
Masters I met through George Xu
- 12. Ye Xiao Long
Powerstretching, Push hands, bone level exercises. Laut George Xu die Person, die weltweit das bone-level des Tai Chi am weitesten verwirklicht haben soll. Er war mit seinen 55 Kilo schon beeindruckend stark und mit über 70 Jahren weitaus besser gedehnt, als die meisten sehr jungen Menschen, die ich kenne.
Master Ye Xiao Long Powerstretching Tiefe Schlange 1
Master Ye Xiao Long Powerstretching Tiefe Schlange 2
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Master Ye Xiao Long Powerstretching Tiefe Schlange 3
Wu Style Tai Chi, knowledge of Zhong Ding and Yi-Chi-level as well as all the Push Hands patterns of the Wu family.
- 13. Wang Hao Da
Wu Style form and 13 Push Hands and above all a deep knowledge of Zhong Ding, Zhong Ding Jing, Ding and Dong Jing, Yi and Chi levels in Tai Chi. An unbelievable amount of knowledge about Push Hands and handling the 38 internal energies in Tai Chi, the Wu Style longevity exercises, Dan Tien Alive training. Sadly, he died far too young in May 2002 – sadly, because he was a very good and very generous teacher of immeasurable value to the world. Without him, it would have taken me much longer to really understand Zhong Ding (central equilibrium). Furthermore, the very close relationship between all manner of thoughts and the corresponding currents of Chi in the body could definitely never have been explained to me so impressively and plausibly without his convincing illustration of this highly complex subject matter. You simply don’t know what you have missed in this life if you have never felt the truly spectacular Chi currents in his extremely highly skilled body – that is what I find most regrettable. He was a great teacher and a very generous and amicable master.
Wudang Tai Chi and Sword Form
- 14. Tian Liang
The young Wu Dang monk who has been coming to Germany for several years to instruct us in the art of the practice of the sword and the special Wu Dang Tai Chi which are still alive and thriving in the Wu Dang monasteries. So far, I have learned from him half of his matchless and dynamic Wu Dang Sword form. I intend to continue my studies with him whenever he is in Germany. He is very calm, cheerful and placid and highly concentrated when demonstrating and teaching. He is the very embodiment of what one would expect of a monk from a famous mountain monastery. Cheerful calm and serenity paired with a very marked spiritual presence in everything he does, even if it is only talking or simply sitting.
Sun Stil, Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang, Tongbei Quan
- 15. Sha Junjie
I met him personally on my first trip to China in 2002 – since then I am simply amazed by the enormous wealth of knowledge of this youthful master. His father (Sha Guo Zheng) was very famous in China and would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2002. Sha Junjie is his only son. He knows countless Hsing-I, Bagua Zhang, Sun Style Tai Chi as well as several spectacular Tongbei Quan forms. He thus has a relatively unique overview of all the Chinese internal martial arts, which must be second to none in the world. He’s a cosmopolitan and very generous teacher and an exquisite host – only seldom have I encountered such cordiality in a teacher.
- 16. his wife Li Bin
In spite of her youth already a seasoned master of her art. She seems so light-footedand elegant and yet she possesses great strength and her range of forms is as comprehensive as her husband’s. It gives me particular pleasure to have the opportunity of learning the softer aspects of all the internal arts from such a highly qualified woman. Her technique is highly accurate as are all her explanations and teaching demonstrations.