I'm renting a house in Taichung, WuRi district, and I'm actually looking for a couple of people who would be interested in living together and training in 8 Step Praying Mantis kung fu and tai chi.
I also have a good friend who can come to the house and teach Chinese.
I hope to create a positive community environment that also helps support my passion for kung fu as well as develops me as a better martial artist - by making the house in which I live more focused upon, and therefore more conducive to, training and martial arts discourse.
I am not trying to make money! We just need to share in the rent. I've learned a lot, but in order to cultivate REAL understanding and ability, I need lots of practice and training with other friends who are also passionate about kung fu.
8 Step Praying Mantis has been my focus for more than a decade. I love this style as it is traditional kung fu with incredible depth, and not just fluffy dance forms - it incorporates body conditioning and endurance training, suai jiao fa (throwing methods and training), fa jing (power generation), chin na fa (joint lock methods and training), qi gong, meditation, tons of forms and techniques with applications, all steeped in theory. The theory to me is most important as it should, if it properly understood, show how all martial arts works. There is also martial arts medicine or healing arts, of which I am just a student and not a practitioner.