Back in July this year Yizong LDG in Bath were lucky enough to have my teacher Kung Fu Master Luo De Xiu visit to take us through Taichi, Bagua and Xingyi.
This was a relatively small group, which made the seminar more personal.
As usual Master Luo expressed great enthusiasm for the Internal Arts he was teaching. During seminars he is very practical, he focuses less on drilling forms and would much rather show you how things work, how to set somebody up for a bigger strike and how to use somebody's movement to your own advantage.
One thing is immediately clear from the outset, Master Luo's uncompromising frankness regarding all things esoteric, he strongly advises against following that path and repeatedly comments on how it just cannot help you in a fight. I have always known this about my teacher, but it may have come as a surprise to some.
Another thing that may come as a shock to people who have felt the power of Master Luo's strikes (even when they are soft), or experienced his complete control at all times and his ability to change automatically, may be surprised to learn that he had very little hard external training when he was a student. His kung fu is truly gained the Internal way.
After the seminar I asked Master Luo if anyone had tried to test him, which may have pissed him off, he answered, "If that had happened you would have heard a sound ------- BANG! When they hit the ground hard". We both smiled and headed for the pub.
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