Taijiquan Shifu (Master Teacher)

Requirements

 

1. Taijiquan Warm-up Exercises:

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(A) Reeling the Silk Band-Heating Warm-up
(B) Yang Personal Family Warm-up

2. Yang Family Taijiquan Forms and Combat Applications

(A) Yang Family 108 Long Form
(B) Yang Family 36 Short Form
(C) Yang Family Fast Set
(D) Yang Family 2-Man Fighting Set

3. Chen Family Taijiquan Forms and Combat Applications

(A) Chen Family 48 Short Form
(B) Chen Family 24 Short Form
(C) Chen Family Elbow Set
(D) Chen Family Spear Set

4. Guo Family Taijiquan Form and Combat Applications

(a) Guo Family Form

5. Taiji Eight Energetic Powers

(A) Qian (Heaven) Trigram – Ward-Off
(B) Kan (Water) Trigram – Press
(C) Kun (Earth) Trigram – Roll Back
(D) Li (Fire) Trigram – Push
(E) Dui (Lake) Trigram – Elbow
(F) Xun (Wind) Trigram  – Pull Down
(G) Gen (Mountain) Trigram – Shoulder Strike
(H) Zhen (Thunder) Trigram – Split

6. Taiji Push-Hands Training

(A) Four Corner Stepping
(B) 13 Two-Man Fighting Drills
(C) Sticking and Trapping Hands and Feet

7. Eight Immortal Bagua Sword and Combat Applications

(A) Two-Man Sword Combat Sets
(B) Free-Style Sword Fighting

8. Traumautology

(A) Sprains and Dislocations
(B) Cupping and Moxa
(C) Bone Setting
(D) Herbal Therapy
(E) Tuina
(F) “Barefoot Doctor” Trauma Medicine

Sifu Jerry Alan Johnson's Chen Taiji Fighters 1997

Sifu Jerry Alan Johnsons
Chen Taiji Fighters-1997

9. Sixty-Four Secret Neigong Training

(A) Sixteen Internal Principles
(B) Forty Internal Functions
(C) Eight Metaphysical Boxing Applications

10. Martial Qigong

(A) Ming Jing Training (Bones, Muscles, Internal Structure)
(B) An Jing Training (Tendons, Ligaments, Inner Fascia)
(C) Hua Jing Training (Mind, Energy, Spirit)
(D) Golden Bell Covering
(E) Inner Fascia Training (Penis Gong)
(F) Internal Body Packing
(G) Test of Sound (Heng – Ha- Hai)
(H) Test of Power (Fa-Jing, Fa-Qi, Fa-Shen)

11. Taiji Combat Training and Fighting

(A) Seven Star Striking (Hand, Fist, Elbow, Shoulder, Head, Hip, Knee, & Foot)
(B) Seven Star Locking (Fingers, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Next, Knee, & Ankle)
(C) Throwing
(D) Kicking
(E) Choking
(F) Point Paralyzing

 

Yang Taijiquan Shifu (Masters) and Tudi (Disciples)

In Chinese Martial Gongfu, all individuals who train with a master are considered to be his “students,” but not his “disciples.” The difference is that a “student” commonly trains with the martial group as a “social-artist;” while a “disciple” is specifically chosen, and sponsored by a senior disciple or teacher to receive “Closed-Door” training. In order to be formally accepted as a disciple, the apprentice must perform a special “offering tea” (or wine) ritual, and proclaim an “Oath of Commitment” to the initial Martial Family lineage. The disciple then undergoes special “Closed-Door” training, through which he is constantly tested, and his martial skill continually refined. This intense training is classically known as “eating-bitter.” This type of training is essential, as all lineage disciples are specifically chosen to carry on the Martial Family Name. The following list of Yang Family Taijiquan lineage disciples, have trained for several years under Master Instructor Jerry Alan Johnson, and have officially completed the specific requirements for the following rank of:

Yang Taijiquan Shifu (Masters) List

Yang Taijiquan Tudi (Disciple) List

(#1) Shifu Arnold E. Tayam
(#2) Shifu Todd Matthew Gedryn
(#3) Shifu Matthew B. Weston
(#4) Shifu Bernard Shannon
(#5) Shifu Charles R Ganzon
(#6) Shifu William Welch Jr.
(#7) Shifu Daniel J. Devine
(#8) Shifu Kelly Ryan Lake

(#1) Tudi Jesus A Estomo
(#2) Tudi Jonathan Lee
(#3) Tudi Barry Pasquarosa
(#4) Tudi Chuck Davison
(#5) Tudi Len Pisciotta
(#6) Tudi Lynn Palmer
(#7) Tudi Martin Donnelly
(#8) Tudi Gideon B. Enz
(#9) Tudi Tyler Cole

 

Chen Taijiquan Shifu (Masters) and Tudi (Disciples)

The following list of Chen Family Taijiquan lineage disciples, have trained for several years under Master Instructor Jerry Alan Johnson, and have officially completed the specific requirements for the following rank of:

Chen Taijiquan Masters (Shifu)

Chen Taijiquan Disciples (Tudi)

(#1) Shifu Rod Sasaki
(#2) Shifu Robert E. Blaisdell
(#3) Shifu Arnold E. Tayam
(#4) Shifu Tim M. Haun
(#5) Shifu Todd Matthew Gedryn
(#6) Shifu Charles R Ganzon

(#1) Tudi Anne Elderfield
(#2) Tudi Greg Paul Morris
(#3) Tudi D. Penny Fong
(#4) Tudi Yuen San Lim
(#5) Tudi Martha Haddad
(#6) Tudi Gideon B. Enz