Chinese boxing is the older and more accurate name for our energy based system of Kung Fu. The complete Chinese name for the art would be Zhong Guo Nei Jia Quan, which translates as Chinese Energy Boxing.
Authentic Chinese boxing trains the mind, body, spirit, and energy (Qi) of the practitioner for use in realistic self-defense situations. Self-defense methods are introduced in our Internal Kung Fu Curriculum in accordance with the student's progress.
Kai Sai Kung Fu
Kai Sai Kung Fu is Mr. Christopher Casey's personal method of Kung Fu. Primarily based on Fukien White Crane, it also includes the traditional arts of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Pa Kua, and Wing Chun. Mr. Casey refined this synthesis of traditional arts with Qigong, Internal Alchemy, and his own personal philosophy.
Mr. Casey also studied the following arts, which influence our Kung Fu.
Wa Lu is a rare family system in the southern tradition. The art is a derivative of Fukien Boxing. Christopher Casey learned Wa Lu from a man named Pa Ka who had a small school on the island of Macao. The heart of the art is a set of drills called Energy Exercises which focus on developing a unitary body state.
Wa Lu is sometimes called “The Bridge Art” because it assists the practitioner in moving from a segmented to unitary body state. Forms, weapons, mook training, conditioning, applications, and kong sao round out the curriculum, but all are considered secondary to the Energy Exercises.
Ta Shen Men
Liao Wu Chang, known as the “Monkey King” was a famous boxer in the southern tradition. Liao, like most masters, studied and taught many styles of martial arts. Much of his curriculum was similar to Fukien White Crane, but his personal method of boxing was called Stone Killer Money.
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan is derivative of the Chen Style. It was passed from the Chen Chen Family to Yang Luchan and eventually to Cheng Man Ching, who shortened the form to create the Short Yang system. Our Yang Tai Chi Chuan system comes from Tao Ping Siang, who is also a Water Boxing master (Li Ho Ba Fa.)
Liu Ho Pa Fa
Tao Ping Siang, best known for his Yang Tai Chi Chuan, actually studied many styles of martial arts. His Water Boxing came from Wu Yi Hui.
Ging Bao Gong Ka
Special Action Service Group, or SASG, is a collection of self-defense techniques taught to the Taiwanese secret police. These methods include unarmed, knife, cane, and stick self-defense techniques.
Han Ching Tang Chin Na
Han Ching Tang taught a synthetic boxing method focusing primarily on chin na technique.
Baoding Shuai Chiao
Chang Tung Shen was perhaps the most famous Chinese Wrestler of the 20th century. His method was taught at the Central Police Academy in Taiwan. Chang blended Tai Chi and other arts with his Shuai Chiao.
Jun Fan Kung Fu - Jeet Kune Do
Christopher Casey studied Bruce Lee’s JKD methods with Taky Kimura and Dan Inasonto, eventually becoming Taky Kimura’s senior student. In keeping with art’s original formulation, we do not refer to these methods as a ‘style.’
Shaolin Temple Boxing
Many of Mr. Casey’s teachers were proficient in multiple styles of kung fu, including Shaolin methods. The term Shaolin can denote a vast assortment of martial arts styles, but traditionally the art is thought embodied by the famous five animals: tiger, leopard, snake, dragon, and crane. Solid stance work and physical conditioning are two of the major contributions of Shaolin boxing to our curriculum.