Photo of my Liu He Ba Fa grandmaster practicing his sword
form at a temple where he resides. Connie Coelho.
Wun Cheun Yut Hay Geun(Cantonese) WCYHG:
Taoist Single-Circle Palm:
'Let me introduce myself. My name is Cornelius Coelho
born January 1941. Father of Portuguese origin and mother Chinese. At age 15, I studied Choy Lay Fut under master
Lee Chau. From the mid sixties to the present time I have continuosly taught Liu He Ba Fa. With the martial art concepts of
LHBF I have successfully trained students to enter into full combat Kung Fu / Kickboxing/ Boxing competitions in Hong Kong
and Australia and internationally with some success. In the late seventies I was the national coach for the Hong Kong Boxing
Assn. Due to health reasons I studied LHBF under master Lo Chi Wun in 1967 and also a rare Taoist martial
art called Wun Yuen Yat Hei Cheung. Since gaining my health back I have decided to fully commit myself to perfecting
the LHBF and the WYYHC and also sharing my knowledge with others. I migrated to Australia in 1985, joined the Australian
Chinese Kung Fu Assn. in 1986 and was elected President in 1988.
From: "Cornelius Coelho" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FW: Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:00:02
> Hillary Stanley, Mathys Australia Pty
> Tel: +61 (02) 8303 3018, Fax: +61 (02) 8303 3096
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Connie Coelho learned LHBF and Wun Cheun Yut Hay Geun (Cantonese)WCYHG, which pre-dates LHBF from a Taosit Priest,
Master Lo Che-Yuen, in Hong Kong ...after he was injured from Competiiton in Thailand and Singapore (He was known as
one of the 5 Tigers of Choy Lay Fat) He was taught LHBF, WCYHG and TCM to both heal himself and to strengthen himself after
he got injured. I hadn't even finished mastering LHBF so he never mentioned WCYHG to me. WCYHG, of which I have a Video,
is more than twice as long as LHBF, more intricate, flowing and powerful. Even Connie says that he has never met or heard
of any one who knows of WCYHG. He immigrated to Sydney, Australia back in 1980's and has continued to teach there. He
is a true master of the Martial Arts as he has mastered the art, applied the Martial principles and is able to generate real
I am sure you are thinking that the above is too good to be true. Bear with me and check it out. You may be surprised.
In the meantime, I am still looking for some who may have also studied from Master Lo Che-Yuen who may have immigrated
to Canada or the US.
WUN YUEN YAT HEI CHEUNG
Wun Yuen is a unique style of Taoist Internal Martial Art founded by Ngai Bak Yeung and Chiu Chi, the senior disciples
of LO TZE, during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). The training involves meditation, Chi Gung exercises and the Wun Yuen
Set of Forms which are divided into two halves. The first half involves more hand and palm techniques and the second half
emphasize more on the leg techniques. Through doing the exercises correctly, one can develop peace of mind and better blood
circulation, resulting in achieving a healthy mind and body. The purpose of the exercises are to attain the Six Unions namely
- Body and Heart (Mind)
- Heart (Mind) and Intention
- Intention and Breath (Chi)
- Breath (Chi) and Spirit (Spirit as emanating in the eyes and aura
of a great warrior
- Spirit and Movements
- Movements and Void (i.e. After having achieved the Five Unions, you
have to forget focusing on the Five Unions when effecting a Strike or Movement).
When the Six Unions are achieved the focusing on the co-ordination
of Body/Heart/Intention/Chi/Spirit are no longer required in order to deliver an effective striking technique. To achieve
the Sixth Union (this is the final stage) the practitioner must train the Buttock Muscles to manipulate the movement of the
arms when doing the Form Set or striking techniques without having to use the top body muscles. The Buttock Muscles are trained
to a stage where without thought or focus the arms are automatically manipulated to effect a striking technique or movement.
At this stage the Sixth Union is successfully completed.
The successful joining of the Six Unions will improve
health and martial art effectiveness. At this stage when you deliver a technique in self-defense, the movement is so relaxed
and effortless that it helps to conserve your energy. It also makes the technique faster and more explosive and does not telegraph
your intention to make a Strike. Although there is no focus in delivering a powerful strike, because of the joining of the
Six Unions, the Strike will automatically encompass the Five Unions without having to focus on it. Any focus, no matter how
little will automatically make the body and arms tensed and any strike or technique with focus will result in:-
- Telegraphing the intention to strike
- Slows down the strike
- The strike is less explosive
- Use excessive Chi
- Disturbs the Breathing rhythm
- Put a strain on the Internal Organs
The above factors besides lessening ones effectiveness
in Martial Art, is also detrimental to ones health and well-being.
To achieve the Six Unions the practitioner
must perform the following exercises preferably daily in order to have good results :-
Standing Meditation (Minimum 1 hour; this will
help cultivate the Chi and strengthen the internal organs)
Chi Gung exercises (repeat each exercise 9
times) ensures it is done slowly using the Buttock Muscles. This is very important, as the exercises will train the Buttock
Muscles to move the arms in different angles and directions. Through constant practice the practitioner will be able to deliver
a technique or movement using the Buttock Muscles automatically without having to focus on the Buttock Muscles. The exercises
also help cultivate the Chi and strengthen the internal organs. Chi Gung exercises actually are certain movements, extracted
from the Wun Yuen Form for people who only wanted to cultivate the Chi and the internal organs to improve their health.
Practising the Wun Yuen Form using the buttock muscles
throughout to manipulate the arms. One can describe the Wun Yuen Set as a whole series of Chi Gung exercises. The
set is designed to improve the performance of the Buttock Muscles, cultivate the Chi and strengthen the internal organ.
Ensure that the above exercises are practised without focus or intention
especially the meditation and Chi Gung exercises. Keep in mind, focusing and intention when doing the exercises will stress
the internal organs and disturbs the Breath.