Here is a pretty advanced Kung Fu puzzle: along with Bagua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan and Taijiquan, what do all of the following styles have in common: Liu He Ba Fa (Six Harmonies, Eight Methods,) Mi Zong (Lost Track,) BaFa Quan (Eight Methods,) Liu He Quan (Six Harmonies Boxing) and Tong Bei Quan (Through the […]
This is about Tong Bei Quan
Aside from his good work in bringing so much material on Chen Zheng Lei’s work in Chen style Taiji, it is no wonder that teacher Jack Yan’s recent contributions have gained so much popularity. First fact, he holds a Ph. D. in Chinese Martial Arts. He also holds a Master’s degree in English. He has […]
Whirling like a windmill then zipping past as straight as a sparrow hawk, Tong Bei style Kung Fu is as distinctive as a green fire engine. The very name of the style, Through the Back Boxing gives a big clue manifested as whipping, circling and hooking arms. This is set off against TBQ’s tight, straight […]
What are “en face” editions?
Sometimes readers ask me for suggestions without specifying any certain style. They leave that open. In essence, their exacting and sometimes highly technical queries often boil down to ”what styles do you like?” Of course the real answer is “a lot of them” since I am a lover of Chinese martial arts. Strangely enough, many […]
We add to our ever-increasing selection of Shaolin style forms with a Shaolin Six Harmonies Partner Staff set. As we’ve said before, the Six Harmonies division of Shaolin seems dedicated to very solid and reasonably simple partner sets. This one, with its frenetic energy, would be a perfect companion form for young people; it moves […]
We’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. We now have enough DVDs to represent the Tong Bei (Tong Bi) style. All right; all of you who called and wrote about this style, here is a beginning, with a lot more information coming in the near future. Not familiar with Tong Bei? We […]
Legends concerning the origins of Tong Bei are varied due to its great age .According to history in the Warring States time (around 500 b.c.e), there was a famous martial artist named Yuan Gong.