|"Yellow Dragon Enters
the New Millennium"
|Martial Arts Illustrated, Sept 2000
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Written by Tania Levin
Photos by Charlie Pycraft
In the twenty two years since Master Simon Wong first came to
England, he has seen many great changes in the world of martial
the West becomes further detached from the true purpose and philosophy
inherent in these arts. While there still may be a few martial
who are in search of the true meaning behind the art, it is often
difficult if not impossible to find a true master. There could
be a more poignant time than the start of a new millennium for
Master Wong to promote a clear understanding of how the Chinese
benefit our lives.
Master Wong began practising the martial arts at an early age, progressing
through different styles from Taekwondo, to boxing, karate, Pak
Mei, Chow family Mantis and Wing Chun. This progression ultimately
led him to the study of Southern Mantis "Bamboo Forest Temple" kung
fu and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, where he learnt the most lethal
and effective martial applications.
As a Kung Fu Master with wider experience of other martial arts,
Master Wong understands how styles interweave and which moves work
in a real combat situation. You do not mix and combine styles to
show off, but rather to employ the most effective technique at the
correct time. Nowadays, we have seen too many so called martial
artists that have merely studied one or two years of this and that
and created their own "style." This type of martial art
we refer to as the "chop suey" style!
Master Wong has been studying martial arts for about 30 years
now. He is the 7th generation master of "Bamboo Forest Temple
Mantis" Kung Fu, the UK representative of 100 day Chi Gung
and a master of Yang Style Tai Chi. Master Wong founded Yellow Dragon
Fist Kung Fu in 1986. Through his teaching he found that something
was still missing until he was able to put meaning into his life
learning about spirituality. After this point he was more concerned
about teaching students about their mental attitudes, which is the
reason why he has kept such a low profile for the past 10 years.
Now today he is a spiritual master and he feels it is time to teach
more students what Yellow Dragon Fist Kung Fu really has to offer.
It is not just the application of the most powerful and lethal fighting
techniques but the skill to manipulate and control any given situation
using your mind. Indeed, with the right knowledge and wisdom, you
too can learn to see through the commercial aspects of many styles
currently being taught in order to learn the true meaning behind
To this end, Master Wong has trained to a high level in many of
the other Chinese arts that stem from the same philosophical tradition
as Kung Fu and Tai Chi, including Feng Shui, Chi Gung, Tantric Buddhism,
Taoism and Chinese Astrology.
He is one of the few Chinese Feng Shui Masters practising in the
West. Feng Shui is an advanced science developed by the ancient
Chinese which allows us to harmonise all the aspects of our living
environment. This means one can study more easily, have more stable
relationships, be healthier, wealthier and more focused mentally.
With less external worries, one has more time to meditate and develop
a more peaceful mind.
|"Yellow Dragon Enters the New
|Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, Sept 2000
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