>LHBF to Bruce Lee :
of Wu Yi-hui; taught in Hong Kong.
Lee, Hoi-chuen, 李海泉 Father of Bruce Lee
Anthony Mirakian (b. 1933- ) Gmsr,
Okinawa Goju-ryu, Watertown, MA, USA.
Wang Xiang-zhai, 王薌齋, (b. 26 Nov 1885 – d.12 Jul 1963),
Sun Lu-tang, 孫祿堂 (b.1860-d.1933) birth name, Sun Fu-quan 孫福全
Liang Zi-peng <== Wu Yi-hui : This story, which is almost entirely said by 'students' who claim lineage from Chan Yik-yan, is that Msr. Liang
was 'only half trained,....he did not learn the second half.....and created his own second half from his own knowledge.'
None the less, Msr. Liang had greater martial abilities than many of his other LHBF classmates. Liang was also a teacher
and classmate with Li Chung for Hun-Yuan spiraling methods.
Liang Zi-peng==> Father Bruce Lee father :
Liang, Zhi-peng 梁子鵬
(Cantonese - Leung Ji Pang) (b.1900–d.1974) a LHBF Teacher, and Bruce Lee's father, Lee, Hoi-chuen 李海泉
(b. 4 Feb. 1901 – d. 7 Feb. 1965 [aged 64]) one of the leading Cantonese opera and film actors in Hong Kong at the time.
“Liang Zi Peng was the teacher of Lee Hoi-cheun 李海泉 (father of Bruce Lee), to whom he was said to have instructed Liuhebafa. When Bruce Lee had been practicing Wing Chun for some time already, his father suggested that Bruce should meet
his teacher Liang. Liang went to Hong Kong from China and began teaching Liuhebafa, but due to the fact that no one had ever heard of that style
he renamed it “Hua Yue Tai Chi 華嶽太極” for promotional purposes.
“Lee became very interested in what Liang was teaching and wanted to learn from
him. However, when Liang demanded that Lee give up other martial arts and leave behind all what he learned so far, [wing chun]
Lee declined. Though he could not learn from Liang, he was allowed to listen to Liang’s lectures on Liuhebafa, which was also known as "Water Boxing". Bruce Lee later gave a famous
speech where he said :
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive,
but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things
will disclose themselves.
“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If
you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot
it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
“This is why in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do there is no trace of training methods of Liuhebafa, ….but the theoretical concepts and inspirations are clear."
There is an inaccurate claim that the one-inch punch, that Bruce was fond of demonstrating, came from the Yi-chaun learned
by Liang Zhi-peng. The pulsing Bruce used is common in Wing-chun and Tai-Chi-; if it was Yi-chuan, the projection would have
resulting in a three-dimensional lifting discharge.
|Enter the Dragon Movie Actors
|Guan De-xing ( Kwan Tak-hing) HK movie actor-teacher
Guan De-xing, ==> Bruce Lee :
'Guan De-xing,' + Anthony Mirakian :
Msr. Anthony Mirakian, during a visit to Hong Kong cinema, famed actor, Gwan De-xing, was told that Msr. Gwan was visited
by Bruce Lee seeking development of his personal-style of martial arts. Msr. Guan taught him 'dragon style' with the forte
of forward-leg and forward hand functioning in unison [ Jet Kun Do 截拳道
Anthony Mirakian <== Li Chung :
Msr. Anthony being within the Boston Area, became familiar of LHBF
teacher John Chung Li, through a mutual student of each teacher: Richard London. I visited Anthony in Watertown, who showed
a lengthy ten reel 8mm video of a 'teacher in Taiwan doing swimming boxing'. Each 8mm reel had been spliced together out of
sequence, but it was identifiable and had more elongated ba-gua 'splitting' motions than LHBF. I demonstrated to
Msr. Mirakian why the slow and continuous open handed practice of LHBF led to better development. I later heard that
Msr. Anthony had changed his Fujian derived 'GoJu' ryu to be done this way while still remaining true to form-series.
|Internationals at Long Beach California 1964
|Anthony Mirakian next to Bruce Lee
[ Photo at the 1964 Internationals at Long Beach California ]
front- J. Pat Burleson, Bruce Lee, Anthony Mirakian,
back- Allen Steen, George Mattson, Ed Parker, Tsutomu Ohshima, Robert Trias,
Wang Xiang-zhai <==> Wu Yi-hui :
Han Xing-qiao n , Han Xing-Jiao ; Cantonese: Hon
Sing Kiu, ( 1909-2004; 95 ) "Older Brother of Han xing yuan; ordered by Wang to learn LHBF in Nanking under Wu; retired to
Zu Hai and taught YQ and LHBF; operated clinic for qi-gong therapeutics. Han propagated a style of Yi Chuan under his
own personal branch of the art called Han Family Yi Chuan. [Han Xing-qiao was also the teacher of Finlands' teacher Timo,
who relayed to me that Msr. Han very much wanted to meet with me; unfortunately, my life disaster in Thailand ended that.
Han Xing-yuan ( 1915-1983; 68 )
1915, was born in Nanjing in on 14th September. He started learning Xing-yi quan from his father.
Later he continued his study in Xingyiquan with Master Wang Zhanheng. Master Han also learned wrestling from his uncle Xiao
Changshan who was a Royal Wrestler of the Ching Dynasty. He became a student of Grandmaster Wang Xiangzhai in 1931. Afterwards,
Master Han became an assistant instructor in the ‘Siming Martial Arts Association’ established by his father
in Shanghai. Msr. Han tutored many HK teachers in YiQuan, including two of my teachers: Jiu Moon-chao and Li Chung. Msr. Han
was also sponsored by Fong Ha for San Francisco seminars from which many brief students now claim 'direct lineage'.
Wang Xiang-zhai <==> Sun Lu-tang <==> Wu Yi-hui :
Wang xiang-zhai (founder of Yi-quan) and Sun Lu-tang (founder of Sun style tai-chi-,
xing-yi) were both students of grandmaster Guo
There exists two anecdotes here; first regarding the meeting and praise of LHBF founder
Wu Yi-hui; and the second, a test and a defeat of Msr. Sun by one of Wang's students. [needs citation]
During his young adult
life, Wang Xiang-zhai became a soldier in Beijing and at the age of 33, he went all around China,
studying martial arts with many famous masters including monk Henglin 释恒 (also known as Changlin or Xianglin) , Xinyi-quan master Xie Tie Fu, 解鐵夫 ,
southern white crane style masters Fang Yi Zhuang 方恰庄 and
Jin Shaofeng, 金紹峰 and Liuhebafa master Wu Yi Hui 吳翼翬 etc.