Taoist Movement Arts
Xin Qi Shen
|Internal Arts Lineage|
|Qi Gong||Yang Taiji||Chen Taiji||Bagua Zhang||Xing-I Quan||Sun Quan|
|Yang Shou Hou||Chen Yanxi||Cheng Ting Hua||Guo Yun Shen||Taiji/ Bagua|
|Tian Shan - Emei Shan||Tian ZhaoLin - Hsiung Yangho||Chen Fake||Zhang ZhaoTung||Liu Bin||Cheng Yulung||Wei Fangshi||Wang Xiang Zhai||Sun Lu Tang|
|' - Abbot Kung||Shi Dao Mei||Feng Zhiqiang - Tian Xiaochen||Wang Xujin||Lui Xinhan||Sun Xikun||Wang Xujin||Yuan Dao||Fook Yueng|
|Fook Yueng - T.T. Tchoung||T.T. Tchoung||Gao Fu||T.T. Tchoung||Zhang Jie||T.Y. Pang||T.T. Tchoung||T.T. Tchoung|
Andrew T. Dale
|Wing Chun / N & S Mantis / Taiji Quan / Bagua Zhang / Monkey Style||Yueng Quan / Aikijujitsu / Taiji Quan / Bagua Zhang / Karate|
|Yueng Quan Red Boat Style/ Tian Shan Gong||Harris Shoshin Ryu|
|Master Fook Yueng||Sensei Dave Harris|
|Andrew T. Dale|
|Morihei Uyeshiba (founder)||Sid Woodcock||
|Koichi Tohei||Mitsugi Saotome|
|Yoshihiko Hirata - Koichi Kashiwaya||Sado Yoshioka||Y. Yamamoto|
|Andrew T. Dale|
In 1973 he began teaching Aikido under the guidance of
a student of the founder and disciple of Koichi Tohei. In 1974 Dale was a founding
member of the Washington Aikikai. He began teaching Yang Taiji
Quan in 1974 under the guidance of
Tchoung Ta Tchen.
He was one of 5 who established the NorthWest Tai Chi Chuan Association
as a branch of the Chinese Tai Chi Chuan Association of Canada. in 1976
Master Tchoung presented him with a
teaching certificate in the old Yang Taiji system. Master Tchoung trained him in the
Yang Shouhou method of Taiji Quan, Wang Xujin & Sun Bagua Zhang, Emei
Qi Gong, and Xing-I Quan. In 1996 at Master Tchoung"s request he presented a Bagua seminar for
the Vancouver Taiji Conference. Dale's study and practice also
includes Chen Taiji Quan
and Chen Xin Yi Huayuan Taiji with Master
Gao Fu since 1987. He
is also qualified to teach the Tian Shan
Gong method under the direction of Master
Fook Yueng. In September
2000 he was presented with Master Yueng's family sword as a member of
his lineage. In July 2001 he had the privilege to train briefly
with Chen Taiji Grandmaster
Feng Zhiqiang. Dale's Bagua teachers
include Tchoung Ta Tchen (Wang Xujin Cheng Ting Hua Method), Pang Tse Yao (Cheng
Ting Hua Six
Harmonies Method), and
(Cheng Ting Hua Liu Bin Nine Palace Method). Though his
emphasis is on the Cheng Ting Hua Bagua Methods,
he also researches and practices Fu Bagua. Dale has also studied
Yueng Quan with master Fook Yueng and
Harris Sensei, Master
Yueng's top student.
is ranked shodan (1st degree) in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido awarded by Koichi Tohei, sandan
(3rd degree) in Hombu Aikido and
Icho Ryu Aikijujitsu. Dale's primary Aiki instructors have been:
Sid Woodcock, Koichi Kashiwaya, and Mitsugi
Saotome. Dale has also been fortunate to study
briefly with Koichi Tohei, Rod Kobayashi, Fumio Toyoda, T. Makiyama, S.
Imaizumi, K. Maruyama, H. Ikeda, Sado Yoshioka, Kiyoyuki Terata,
belief that the internal styles have become too stylized
and the principles of the internal arts are overlooked.
Teachers are worshiped instead of students seeking to learn the art. Students and teachers seem to be concerned with looking
exactly like their teachers, or pictures of the masters,
instead of studying how the principles of the internal
arts teach and improve our lives. Or how to apply the lessons of the art to their own body and lives."
"Students of the Xin Qi Shen Dojo are here to study the art, principles and functions. It's more important to have one movement that is understood and natural than to know several forms superficially. Quality and integrity, not quantity or performance."
practice instead of theorize.
"Just think about the
practice time wasted writing blogs!"