「趙堡」實為戰國時代的趙國屯兵要塞。趙堡鎮內亦一直保留「趙堡太極拳」實而不華的內功勁法，直到二十世紀三十年代，趙堡太極拳宗師鄭悟清先生(第十代傳人) 避戰亂定居於西安，才廣授門人。其中女弟子紀昌秀師尊，於 1980年代移居香港，開始廣授門人，彭漢強老師，亦於此時投身其門下，歷十年之久。
在「太極拳勁之剖析(趙堡架)」一書(天地圖書2015 年) ，彭漢強老師，運用重心「動量」方程式，在影碟中分解及重演十位世界級太極大師巔峰造藝之作，並且建立了有效提高功力的訓練程序，而且由好幾位友好實踐到不同界別的武術和體育運動中，均甚見成效。在文章中，彭老師清楚表明，書本內容並未參考古代繁多的太極典籍，完全以現代力學結構作依歸，首次以現代人體物理力學的機械原理，分解趙堡太極套路中各類形的發勁機械原理，粉碎太極拳「十年不出門」的鐵律。
From “Zhao Bao Town” to “Hong Kong”
The fa jin kung fu originated from an ancient town in China called Zhao Bao. There are ten consecutive generation of grand masters living inside the town in well documents. They have of different family names. The first generation Grand Master Chiang Fat, mentioned he learned this Zhao Bao Tai Chi from Grand Master Wong CO who visited Zhao Boa town for business reason. The tai chi fist was developed by its originator, the well known grand master Cheung San Fung during the time in-between the Ming and Ching Dynasties. However, the logo for fixing the meaning of the fist is of memory facilitating kind, not a precise physical mechanic nature. As a result, there were a lot denominations developed according to non-force reasons. Among the branches, some use their own Chinese family names to have the tai chi “privatized”. The personal feelings are so strong that some are no longer willing to discuss the mechanism publicly.
Zhao Bao was the warrior camp site for a small country called Zhao during the War Countries Ages of ancient China. The grand masters in Zhao Bao were able to preserve the fa jin tai chi skill uninterruptedly. Until the tenth generation grand Master Chang NC, moved to inner west of China due to Warfare and started to teach extensively. Among the students, a lady Master Ji CS, migrated to Hong Kong in the 1980s, Master Pang our Academy chancellor, was among her students from the very beginning for ten years.
“Zhao Bao Tai Chi” to “King Tai Chi”
The double fish logo of tai chi was good for memory, but fail to provide an exact reason for understanding from a scientific point of view. Without a cue for understanding, the skills cannot be passed on efficiently and effectively and its always take many decades of study to have the correct feeling and experience, here is where the tai chi iron rule “Without graduation at least 10 years” gained its ground. In fact, the eight generation grand master He SY did attempt to re-inforce the moves into circular path again, but with no long lasting effect because f the enormous variations allowed by the tai chi figure.
Grand Master Ji, is the first to brought this Zha Bao Tai Chi to Hong Kong and was called once the “He style”. The Zhao Bao tai chi is famous because of it jin was impressively strong and without observable chase of movement and it attracted the eyes of Master Pang ever since the beginning.
Master William HK Pang returned back to Hong Kong in the year 2000 and later, established the “Zhao Bao Tai Chi Fa Jin Research Centre” which focused on the investigation of a single power, Jin. The internal factors composing a jin are: Mass, velocity and direction that produces the impacting force in fa jin performance according to the physics formula(Impacting momentum = Mass X Velocity). Later, invited by Mr Chan CL of the Cosmos Books, Master Pang published the influential paradigm “ Zha Bao Tai Chi-Unveiling the Secret of Fa Jin”(2012 Ed in Chinese only) which cracked open the physical process of “Air condensing into Dan Ten”, thus grabbed the ball for momentum fa jin to operate.
In “Tai Chi Jin Mechanics—Zhao Bao style”(Cosmos Books 2015 Ed.), master Pang went further to describe the motion of jin, or momentum, in our body by physics law of momentum. In the attached DVD, Master Pang re-acted ten world class tai chi grand masters performance by using these physics principles only. Furthermore, he used the Jin skills to boost fa jin skills in other sport and martial arts through members of the Centre, cracking the ancient iron rule of tai chi “Without graduation at least 10 years” into powder. His performance of fa jin is also very impressive in the DVD.
The King Tai Chi Curriculum Features
The “King Tai Chi Academy”(www.kingtaichi.org) was founded by the “Fa Jin Research Centre” when the second paradigm “Tai Chi Jin Mechanics-Zhao Bao Style” was published January 2015. The Centre locates in Hong Kong and performs functions on a weekly basis. The Academy, on the other hand, is a web embedded inside an application which can be downloaded via the QR code at the end of the page. The web itself is fully functional, and the Academy prepares several day of learning function severing members from all over the world annually. The Academy provides all levels of support to facilitate the learning from anytime, anywhere, any pace in the world with a textbook like pricing if public wants to get it further deep. Learning methods are safe, observable and interesting; skills like “Freeze Fa Jin”, “Observable Performance”, “Gyroscopic Lever” are all with apply physics mechanism during interactive practice. There are several ways to conduct the open learning through our Academy.
Study Method A
This is the Traditional Sequence method using the www.kingtaichi.org material as our school textbook. One can go through the details uploaded, including videos, learning cases documents etc, on the seventeen pages, then emulate in sequence the action videos posted in King Tai Chi Plaza, Practice Square, Paradigm Corner, Woodmen Lane Quest, Jin Stage and King the Mountain pages one by one, and referring to the bio- physics principle on Book Shells from time to time. Whenever encounter problem, can look for help from the Forum, if still no idea where to start, can enroll in eight week on-the-web course for each level. Level examination is available during Member Day although it is not compulsory; to verify the quality of self-learning. It is expecting to reach grand master level in three years time.
Study Method B
The other way to do the open learning is through a well known effective method called Emulate-Worked Example. Student can start to select worked examples items from either Book Shell A and T, then video the actions on their own, extracting the difference in between, analyzing the aspects causing the gap, including: mass, velocity, direction and the joint structures, follow up to understand the principle behind that create the difference in fa jin power and health issues by looking around theory backup from items on Book Shells B, C and J.
The independent “King Prime” Session
Both the Traditional Sequence method and the Emulate-Worked Example method are interesting once the human Gyroscope is being installed during the Prime King Session. It is called the “Prime” because the physical structure could regulate the movement of jin inside the body and foresee the jin application to other sports in a healthy way. The “Prime” can be purchased from Book Shell or via on-the-web learning or one-to-one personally by booking with Master Pang, firstname.lastname@example.org ,with a standard pricing. The single one hour lesson is very effective in improving personal power potential, relieving joint pain and improving health issues right on the spot. Very positive results and comments keep coming ever since year 2014 employed in theme Workshops.
It is wish that with our revolutionary design and effort, the benefit of fa jin can be more and more popular in the near future and more and more people can be benefited from fa jin and health throght the king web.