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The Masters

Grandmaster David C. V. Wang

Grandmaster David C. V. Wang

A martial art Instructor with more than 35 years’ teaching experience. His students, numbering more than 6,000, include many from overseas.

Master Wang was first introduced to Chinese Kung Fu as a little boy by his Grandmaster grandfather – a fully fledged Chinese Kung Fu Instructor. As a teenager he took the opportunity to learn from many great martial arts masters. Soon fighting became his second nature. He experimented in various martial arts and became engrossed with the Japanese martial arts, taking up Judo, where he managed to clinch the heavy weight title in his Malaysian state – being the lightest in that category.

The martial art that took the longest time for Grandmaster Wang to master was Shorinji Kempo, in which he has been awarded a 5th Dan Daikenshi. He now teaches a practical, all-rounded, organised martial art derived from more than 3 decades of experience in fighting and from his relentless efforts in experimenting. His principle in teaching is “I do not teach my students to anticipate a fight, but if a fight is unavoidable, they are prepared for it”.

He is author of From the Fist to the Heart – Teaching people the martial arts way, a series of 3 books covering fundamental, intermediate and advanced defensive and offensive techniques.

From the Fist to the Heart – Teaching people the martial arts way

  • The first volume addresses the basics, principles and fundamental elements of offence and defence techniques. It stresses the importance of mastering the basics, because all techniques and forms are the products of organised basics. Bad techniques come from poor basics. It also emphasises speed training as the source of power. The ultimate aim is to develop your ‘conditioned reflex’. Beyond speed is reflex. You can control your speed but not your reflex.
  • The second volume addresses the techniques of releasing, twist-locks, throwing and pinning. You are advised to understand the underlying principles of the releasing and twist-lock techniques before you attempt the techniques themselves. In this way you will find it easier to practice. Most of the twist-lock techniques illustrated need to be exercised with caution so as to avoid serious injury to your joints.
  • The third volume focuses on the application of human vital points. The vital points are clearly shown and the applications are illustrated in series of photographs. However, the vulnerable or knockout points are meant only as an indication and you should not experiment with them in practise with your partners. Resuscitation is also illustrated in a series of photographs, demonstrating how to revive someone who has been struck and lost consciousness.

Tao of Kung-Fu by J. Pao

This book will invigorate, awaken every aspect of your life

140mm × 140mm
full colour throughout, paperback
£9.99

Master Pao

Master Pao

With over 15 years of teaching exprience in Shaolin Kung Fu in United Kingdom, his view of teaching is that there is nothing more noble than to ‘share’ what you know. Although there are hundreds of different styles of Kung-Fu, it can essentially be divided into two main schools, the hard and soft styles. He has integrated soft and hard techniques into one cohesive system of defensive and offensive techniques for men and women. This comprehensive programme helps you to develop a sound knowledge of fighting techniques and how to handle any combat situation.

His book ‘The Tao of Kung-Fu’. will help you to discover that Kung-Fu is not only a form of health enhancing exercise and a highly effective system of self-defence, but it also promotes personal mental and spiritual well-being, encouraging balanced energy in a person’s life. The aims of practicing Kung-Fu are to cultivate positive energy to invigorate every aspect of your life, to awaken the full human potential, to improve how you engage with others, and to enable you to live life to its full potential.

As Master Pao affirms, the principle of Kung-Fu is not a thing that can be learned as a theoretical discipline or through instructions from books. The ultimate object of Kung-Fu is to cultivate the body, mind and spirit, develop one’s moral discipline. It involves much more than the exhibition of strength and power. It connects the body, mind and spirit - the oneness where form has no form – like water. When you treat it softly it becomes soft and when you strike it hard it becomes hard.