Chinese boxing is the abbreviated translation for Zhong Guo Nei Jia Quan, which translates as Chinese Internal Boxing or Chinese Energy Boxing.
Authentic Internal Boxing trains the mind, body, spirit (Shen), 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. The major arts include:
Kai Sai Kung Fu
Kai Sai Kung Fu is Mr. Christopher Casey’s personal method of Intenal Kung Fu. Mr. Casey studied many traditional internal arts in Taiwan. These include Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Pa Kua, Wing Chun and Fukien White Crane. He had the benefit of full membership in the Heaven and Earth Society (Tiandihui, Hong Men) who were influential int eh spread of Chinese Boxing. Mr. Casey refined this synthesis of traditional martial arts with Qigong, Internal Alchemy, and his own personal philosophy. He preserved many rare systems of Chinese martial arts for posterity. These arts include the following, which are available for study by advanced practitioners.
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. Wa Lu is sometimes called “The Bridge Art” because it assists the practitioner in moving from the so called “external arts” to the internal arts. The heart of the art is a basic conditioning drills. The art includes forms, weapons, mook training, conditioning, applications, and kong sao.
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 Tai Chi Chuan
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, Southern Shaolin Kung Fu is most famous for its Five Animal Methods: tiger, leopard, snake, dragon, and crane.