New book/video published
by Nathan Menaged & Michael Heinz
This combination book/video shows the mixed martial artist how to become a better fighter. Improve your fighting skills by incorporating the principle of simultaneous yielding and striking.
Three Currents Martial Arts is a synthesis of aspects from his three teachers' lifelong work and accomplishments.
The system includes nimbleness, the ability to assess a situation, knowing where to touch, structural integrity for striking, and the idea of complete yielding.
The school offers classes in Taiji Quan (full system), Water Style, weapons such as sword, staff, cane, knife, and two-person fighting sets in empty hand and weapons.
His passion for transmitting these Arts is exemplified in his relaxed and simultaneous energetic teaching style that is down-to-earth and easy to understand. As principal instructor, Nathan has more than thirty years of teaching experience and has been conducting workshops in the U.S. and Europe for the past twenty five years.
His cane, staff, and knife forms are the culmination of all principles from all three currents.
The art that is taught at the school is a distinct culmination of the modern approach of the body mechanics of William C.C. Chen Taiji Quan, the unique style of Dr. Tao´s yielding, and the importance of nimbleness and assessing a situation as learned from Kancho Taiani.
Kancho Taiani is the founder and senior instructor of Seito Gojuryu Soto Kai (Orthodox Goju Preservation Association) and Kancho of the Jinshinkan So- Honbo.
Grandmaster Taiani has been training for over 40 years in the martial arts including training in mainland China, Okinawa, and mainland Japan. Over the years, he has won many championships in the United States and Japan. He received his Hanshi grade by the International Karate Do Organization and All Japan Karate Association on January 20th, 1987 (Tokyo, Japan).
Over the years, Kancho has had many great teachers and seniors to help him progress in Budo, but the main masters were Gogen Yamaguchi (The Cat), Gonnhoyoe Yamamoto, and Sosui Ichikawa.
He is known as one of the top historians in the Goju system. It is also said that he has the greatest knowledge of Bunkai and teaches his art only for this book.
The principle and forms of White Crane is what we´re drawing on from Kancho´s system for this synthesis.
Grandmaster William C.C. Chen started teaching taiji quan at the beginning of the 1950s while training as a live-in student of the famous great grandmaster Cheng Man-Cheng who preferred to be called Professor Cheng. Besides being the youngest of Professor Cheng's senior students, he was also a favorite disciple.
In the 1950s, Grandmaster Chen was involved competitively in various freestyle tournaments and Chinese Wushu. In 1958, he won second place in the Taiwan National Olympics.
Grandmaster William C.C. Chen has devoted his life to the study of body mechanics of taiji quan for the art of self defense and its effects on physical health. His approach is to make taiji quan simple, easy, natural, enjoyable, and productive.
He has been a teacher since 1952 in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii, and the United States west coast. In 1965, he established the William C.C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan school in New York's Chelsea area.
Grandmaster Chen is regularly invited to give special seminars on his body mechanics of taiji quan in Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Master Chen´s body mechanics and fall asleep / wake up theory is a contribution to this system.
The late Grandmaster Tao, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, devoted his life to the study of Chinese martial arts. Beginning his studies in childhood in the Shaolin style Spring Leg, he gradually turned toward the Nei Chia (inner) systems; Liu-ho pa-fa (water style boxing), taiji quan, hsing i, and pa qua chang.
Those who taught him were all famous masters. Never actively seeking out teachers, Dr. Tao was introduced to each of his new masters by his former ones, becoming a closed-door student to many of them. The two teachers who had the greatest influence on him were great-grandmasters Wu Yi Hui and Professor Cheng Man-Cheng.
Dr. Tao was influenced by all he observed and he later came to integrate the knowledge gained through understand the relationships among the different disciplines. His level of achievement was the result of accumulated experience through long study and practice. He was known as the Master of the Soft Way.
Separate principles from each of the forms below is what I'm systhesizing from Master Tao.
Every empty-hand form, every weapon form, and each of the two-person fighting sets have a particular energy that it´s teaching.
Taiji Quan is an ancient Chinese martial art designed to foster spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. The slow and gentle movements promote relaxation of muscles and nerves [...]Read more
Water Style Boxing is an internal martial art based on the Tao, a study of harmony. It is beneficial for health as well as an excellent system of self-defense [...]Read more
The weapons taught at Tai Chi Corner are intended to complement and to explore the various energies of each of the arts taught at the school. The cane form is the culmination [...]Read more
Rotating curriculum: Monday & Wednesday: 8-9pm EST, Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm-8pm EST and private lessons available on above days prior to schedule classes.
Workshops are taught in a enthusiastic, relaxed, and deep environment.
Learning the choreography of side A and B, and putting them together.
Push Hands: research the depths of the five postures (grasp the sparrow's tail).
If you are interested in observing a class, please feel free to e-mail or call us and it would be our pleasure to meet you with you.
May peace prevail on Earth, Nathan.