From “Gospel Tai Chi” to “King Tai Chi Academy”
The “Zhao Bao Tai Chi Fa Jin Research Centre” (www.gospeltaichi.org) )or Fa Jin Centre in brief was initially called the “Gospel Tai Chi”. It was established by Master Pang in the early 2000s and thereafter, the two paradigms published were also carries the word “Jin” in its names. Thus people start to call the group “Jin Tai Chi”, furthermore Dr Tony Lit, the chairman of Lion Club invited Confucius’s descendant calligrapher to write the words “Jin Tai Chi” for the group. Later, when The King Tai Chi Academy was established in year 2015 together with the book “Tai Chi Jin Mechanics—Zhao Bao Style”, the name of the web site was fixed by Anthony Ma, as King Tai Chi Academy(www.kingtaichi.org), because the Cantonese pronunciation of “Jin” is the same as “King” in English. The web site is designed to conduct open learning on the web, teaching specially the “King 12 Moves”. The revolutionary tai chi curriculum adapted the university modules by dividing fa jin into ten levels, including health, fa jin and analytical power, setting a term lasting for three months each. Because it is on the web, the learning no longer limited by the place and time of student, no more travelling time also. Student can walk on the Jin steps, reaching the top of the mountain and enjoying a bird eye view in the splendid realm of martial art.
Tossing the greatest waves in Tai Chi history
Below is a summary of the fa jin kung fu mechanics：
The position of the pelvis bone control the position of the Centre of Gravity(CG), the movement of the pelvis is the movement of CG. The situation is the same as the CG of a table if it is at the centre. When the table top was pushed horizontally by one meter, then the CG also move by that same one metre, it is easy as that. The above of the pelvis carries weight of the body organ and structure, this is comparable to put a lot of stuff on top of table, if the stuff are evenly placed, the CG will remain at the same position, only that it become much heavier. If it were push again, the impacting force become much greater. In fact, all hard substance and matter are able to collect the weight of matter hanging, like water and lead the weight flow through it via the CG into the centre of the earth. In fact the weight that go through are lower leg bone are greater that that in pelvis, only that we do not have the proper ball-and-socket joint structure to move the weight that flow through it. During the use of our taichi pillar, we release one socket and when the pelvis is in movement, we drag along the brake leg, thus add the weight of this leg to the pelvis also, when we contract our abdominal muscle the pillar leg weight also go into pelvis, increaseits strength drastically, passing out to opponent, it is an astonishinh degree of power, but no movement and do not know where come the strength.
Why it take so long for someone to uncover and understand the fa jin has the very nature of gravity or weight effect? In fact the weight flowing through the same lower leg bone are different when sitting and when standing. If like a table top tossing forwards, the impacting force would be greater when it is in standing situation. But the bone does not have any nerve cell to tell us how much weight is flowing through there, it can not be made clear until now with modern physics analysis. Only in the area of tai chi, there is blur saying about ‘condensing the air into Dan Ten’ to explain some mystery force observed.
This ancient saying has its important contribution of preserving the true nature of fa jin as the body weight effect by gravity. On the other hand, it cannot provide a path, an accurate explanation for fa jin, no practitioner can reap the benefit of having the right reason and attaining mastery in short time, usually they take over a decade and with a lot injury and painful experience. Some people are coming off with flying colour after practicing decades, but even so they lack the precise reason and physics terms to teach the junior, not to mention promoting on a communicable platform to all kinds of sports.
On the other side, our fa jin is the same as walking movements, and our physics platform does support our implication of fa jin into every human daily life, obviously, we promotion the maturation of real kjng fu fast, in fact, very fast.
Chunking the sport new era by force logics
When Master Pang was in the University of Hong Kong, he has a strong interest in science, and was able to use logical deduction to solve the thousands years mystery in the Christian Bible. He received his fa jin experience from his teacher, grand Master Ji, and also by means of his same logical power, he finally solves the several hundred years mystery in fa jin by means of modern science. If the fruit of the investigation can be pass to next generation, the impact is profound and wide spread as a thanks to those who watered this tree.
If it were not Master Pang, several hundred years later, there would be another person who could consolidate the same experience and solve the mystery but at the moment, it may be those Master from the logical western side. Because the western always has the Newton force of physics with them, only that they lack the final piece of the fa jin puzzle. The firework is a solid example, once the reason behind the firework power is known, they will expose in their advancement.
Just like Master Albert KH Wong, mentioned a proverb “Do the right thing with the right reason, progress could be fast and effective”. But if it is “do the right thing with the wrong reason, next progress depends on luck very much”. It is important that we already have the right reason now after so many years of searching. In fact, walking and running is the basic form of fa jin. We should treasure and tell the right reason to those who like sports and health.