Sunday, March 20, 2011

More Wars

As I predicted some time ago, wars will break out, and so they have, we are now in a total of three wars, and I see even more coming. Iran is quiet but not still, as they continue to gather strength. Furthermore, other Arab countries are going through major uprisings at this very moment, which will lead to more chaos.

These encounters are costing billions of dollars and that to will add to our problems here in the USA with our economy. All this stems from our weakness and a President, who cannot lead and take control of the problems that we are now experiencing both here and overseas.
Japan is in crises and the last of their problems has yet to be seen. I see more climatic changes, which will bring more disasters yet to come.

I always hated listening to those will call for the end of the world as we know it, but all we have to do is look at what is going on in the world, and it is getting harder to not believe this may be the beginning of worldwide change.

Look within our own country and you can see the many problems the States are having now. Look at our borders, which is so weak violence is pouring in the southern most states.

As a believer in the Tao, which states we are on the decline, which they call the White Sun, which means the beginning of the end of this cycle of life as we know it. Again, I pray I am totally wrong in my assumptions, and if so I will be content to be called any derogatory name people will call me. However, nothing lasts forever, the only thing that does not change is change itself, and that is exactly what we are going through now.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The disasters that are going on in Japan now are heartbreaking to say the least. As I stated in a past bog this is only the beginning of a series of events that will change the very foundation of the world as we know it. The war's rage on and just when one ends another seems to be ready to start. Look at the Middle East the fighting the disorder, violence the governments are killing their own people, leaders stealing their country blind for financial gain.

The Japanese people are a prime example of what I have been saying about control, disciple and respect. You don't see chaos, even with a lack of food and water people lost and dying. There is not been one report of crowds going wild, stealing or violence. I ask you think of what would happen here if this type of event happened in the USA. I think you can all well see the picture I am painting.. However, Japan financial problems will affect the world in a number of ways that will rock the economy of the world even further.

You have to respect the way the Japanese people maintain civil order, and faith in their leader's even with the massive loss of life and property and personal safety. Look at our country now, crowds of people fighting, disrespect for our leaders. God help us if our lights went out, you would have to be armed to fight off the thieves and protect yourself from personal attack.

The world is changing right before our eyes. I don't believe there is an answer how to stop this change. The wars will grow and spread. The disasters will continue, until people come to their senses, which at this point I don't see happening. I pray I am totally wrong, but so far sadly I don't think so. My prayers are with the people of Japan.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Student Comparison

If you were born in this country then chances are you love hot dogs, baseball, and rock and roll. Americans's have their own way of thinking which all stems from their cultural upbringing. This can be said of any native of any country. You are born into it, and in most cases that is what you believe no matter what. We are creatures of where we are born and where we grow up. There is no getting away from this fact.

Some of the predominant religions in this country are Catholic, Jewish, Baptists, etc. and most live according to their religious beliefs to some degree. Asians, on the other hand predominant beliefs are based on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. These are not necessarily religions as we know it because in Buddhism and Taoism or Confucianism, they don't speak of a God. In fact, Confucianism is more how to deal with your family, your country and the world. It is the law of who is who how they should be treated and respected.

The Martial Arts stems from these philosophies. It is part and parcel of the Asian thinking, and a Master is part of this thinking and therefore, there is great respect for them and the teachings. It is these ideals that separate the American mind from the Asian mind.

Of course having said all, this does not mean there is no Americans at all, after all I am an American myself, and there will always be the exceptions to any rule. I truly believe in this thinking, and it overrides my cultural beliefs. However, in general that is why the Asian student will more often than not be more loyal and dedicated and fully understand what we call Wu-De (Ethics) which is the very foundation of our art on which everything is based and is part of their cultural upbringing.

Look at any Asian Master and how they are literally worship those that came before them. Their dedication does not die no matter what. Their whole motivation is to preserve the teachings and spread the name of their Master, their art and all it stands for. Look at the American and you will find those who spread their own name and in many cases try to say they are even better than those who came before them. I leave you with one question, what do you know that did not come from someone else? The Asian mind understands this fact, and their respect and loyalty and dedication last the entire span of their life. This is what preserves our Art to this day. To those of non-Asian decent and follow this code of conduct, I congratulate you for being one of the few that do.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Books and DVD's

I just published two New Books and DVD's on Grand Master Chang's styles of Kung Fu. So far the feed back is good other then one or two who expect more. Actually the Tai Chi book has been almost all redone and I believe for those who wish to learn this from can do so with this book and DVD. The Hsing Jing DVD some said was a bit short, but the DVD combined with the book gives anyone looking to learn his Form can do so. My intent was only to reveal Grand Master Chang Form, experts can then drew their own conclusions of how the great Master viewed forms and how hew modified them to his liking.

Of course I don't go into his Shuai Chiao applications for the form, as that was not my intent or goal, but rather to disclose his form for the first time which was my goal. This I believe I have done, plus I added a version of the Overcoming Form known as Hsing Jing Ker Fu. This form show how he applied the moves for combat.

Anyone with a background in the Traditional Hsing Yi form will notice the differences in the flow that Master Chang applies. It simply runs much smoother as compared to the Traditional style Plus he uses different hand weapons and moves. I have traveled the world to get one Simple Form, so to me anything and everything is well worth it to those who love Kung fu. I hope many of you feel the same.

Anyone interested can order these books and DVD's on my web page at