It is most definitely the foundation of Tai
Chi Chuan. Zhang San Feng was a Shaolin monk who went to
Wudang to study the Tao. He combined Taoist Chi Kung with his own Shaolin
White Crane to create Tai Chi Chuan. Look at the Shaolin "Cotton Needle
Set". This is a Chi form in the White Crane system, and undoubtedly
the basis for Tai Chi Chuan.
I do the Yang Style 24 posture form and I
do Shaolin Long Fist and Chinese Kenpo (based on Shaolin Chuan Fa, not a
Japanese version). I also did Shaolin Praying Mantis a number of years
ago. The basis for all these arts come from Shaolin. Our school is
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Subject: [chicagotaichi] New Meetup:
Shaolin Martial Arts Performace
Announcing a new Meetup for The Chicago T'ai Chi Meetup
What: Shaolin Martial Arts Performace
When: December 12,
Price: $35.00 per person
23 E Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
know this isn't t'ai chi, but it's still chinese martial arts and we're all
family. It should be a
really great show. The info taken from the website
follows below. You can get tickets from ticketmaster, from the various
locations which are listed on the website. If you have any questions how to
get tickets, ask me.
*This ONE TIME EVENT will feature Shaolin Kung Fu
and Qigong feats by masters traveling to Chicago from the Shaolin Temple in
*Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and are $35 - $45.
VIP packages and sponsorship slots are available for a higher
*Tickets will also be available at our various
*Bus transportation will be available from Southside
Chinatown (Archer/Wentworth) to Aurora for a $5 fee.
support Shi Yan Ju's dream of buying a bigger building to permanently house
the Chicago Shaolin Temple.
This performance will feature Shi Yan Lu,
the deputy monk at the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. Master Shi Yan Lu has
been invited on numerous occasions to perform and teach in several countries
in Asia, Europe and the Americas. In 1998, he won the gold medal at the
International Wushu Performing Meeting in Toronto, Canada. For the past ten
years, he has been the assistant of his Shifu, the Venerable Abbot of Shaolin,
Master Shi Yong Xin.
In 2003, Shi Yong Xin officially named Shi Yan Lu
the Master instructor of the Warrior Monks of Shaolin (Wu Seng), the highest
recognition for a monk in Shaolin. He is the manager of the external schools
of the Temple (there are three). He wishes to unify the teaching of Shaolin
Kung Fu worldwide with an official ranking system created and authorized by
the Shaolin Temple.
This is a not-to-be-missed event for Chicago
Shaolin Temple students and anyone in the Chicagoland area interested in
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