15/F., Block B, 68-76 Hennessy Rd, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Xingyiquan, Yiquan and Baguazhang
Thank you for your instruction over the past few days. As
always, your instruction was clear, informative and straight
to the point. You answered questions about the core mechanics
in Xingyiquan, Yiquan and Baguazhang that have troubled
me for years.
feel that I've made incredible progress in a short space
of time. The training methods you taught me are already
reaping benefits in terms of improved power and performance.
I have gained substantial new insights into practical use
of internal martial arts as I now have useful benchmarks
with which to measure my progress.
you for your instruction and I look forward to seeing you
again at the YangXin Studio.
Holistic Combat Arts
Yang Taiji Quan
am again in Barcelona training all that you have been taught
me in Hong Kong during this few days. I am very happy to
had has the opportunity to meet you and learnt from you.
I would like a lot of to continuous learning from you. How
I comment you I have been learning from other masters but
the way that you teach I like a lot of because is very clear
and effective so I would like to be your student and follow
your school here in Barcelona, your Kungfu and knowledge
in Taiji and other systems are very high and I didn’t
know anyone that has a linage in the internal martial arts
as very high like you.
do not know if you have been thinking about the possibility
to come to Spain. I could arrange some seminars for you
of Taiji, Yiquan or Bagua Zhang for the Spanish public.
would like to be in touch with you and also to go to Hong
Kong again to continuous learn from you because the Taiji
Quan that I saw from you it has impressed me and also your
knowledge from other internal martial arts like Yiquan.
I have learnt many forms of Taiji Quan but I didn’t
´t know so many applications in martial arts until
I have meet you. I have read many books and never I have
known it from this way because the masters that I have meet
they do not explain this very clear. I hope that in a near
future I could talk about it.
am practicing all that I learn from you and I am very happy
because all the applications that you teach me has made
my taiji more comprehensive for me and also with a feeling
more special because now is more effective and better. Thank
you very much, for me it is a pleasure to write these words.
Tang, I am very grateful for learning from you and also
for your attention and kindness. See you soon!
Gao style Bagua Zhang
experience as a study abroad student in Hong Kong was completely
affected by Gao-style Bagua training with Sifu Tang, his
students and friends.
begin, the methods of training and english explanations
are clear and straightforward. The techniques are demonstrated
precisely and, when the time comes, applications of these
techniques are brought forth and detailed. My developments
in the internal portion of the art were consistently checked
by a senior student, when he'd say with a grin as he grabbed
my arm with immense strength: "this is a test"
and then expect me to apply the fundamentals of Bagua to
break free effortlessly. I must say that over the duration
of my training the intense power of the internal arts became
apparent, and as long as you continue proper training, Sifu
Tang will gladly guide you.
the broad knowledge held by this group is complemented by
a wonderfully friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If you are
sincere and bring a smile to training you will receive the
same. Nearly each week you may meet some new friends which
Sifu brings either to training or for discussion of the
arts -- they bring interesting perspective from all parts
of martial arts.
would certainly recommend training with Sifu Tang for Bagua
and more. You will be hard-pressed to find similar dedication
and excellence coupled with this sort of atmosphere."
Internal Martial Art
has been an honor to have trained with Master C.S. Tang,
not only because of his teaching skills in internal martial
arts but also because of his sincerity and kindness as a
met C.S. about 5 years ago, when I was living in Hong Kong
and trying to locate a quality teacher of baguazhang. Various
martial artists in Hong Kong recommended C.S., who readily
introduced me to, and allowed me to train with, his existing
studying bagua for about 2 years, I became interested in
studying the Yang family “old style” taijiquan
form. C.S. taught me the form and, over the next year, also
introduced colleagues and myself to a 2-man “chin
na” exercise and to xingyiquan and yiquan qi-development
earlier referred to the kindness of C.S. At one stage, I
wanted to go to Beijing for a month to study and improve
my ability to read Chinese. As I also wanted to continue
my martial arts training, I asked C.S. if he could recommend
a teacher. He immediately agreed and shortly thereafter
introduced me to Master Liu Jin Ru. I subsequently spent
a strenuous but enjoyable month learning xingyiquan from
I have met very few martial arts teachers who have been
so willing to share their knowledge, and able to convey
it so practically (and in English), as C.S. I am grateful
to have been his student and pleased to write these words
Gao style Bagua Zhang
a BaGua Student
To Whom It May Concern,
I recommend very warmly and heartily Sifu Tang as a Internal
Martial Arts Instructor not only for his own diligence and
skills in the martial arts but also for his skills and ability
in teaching these martial arts.
When I have a break in my busy schedule as a senior research
scientist, I like to practice Ba Gua. I have been fortunate
in having trained with some well known BaGua masters (Ma
Chuan Xu, Liu Jing Ryu, Sun Da Fa) and some unknown masters.
Although enthusiastic about their art, some of these masters
are unable to explain and express the applications and forms
because they have completely internallized it. Other masters
can demonstrate the forms and applications but lack the
language and teaching abilities to clearly explain the fine
points or correct mistakes. Others just know only the form
and pretend to have explanations using mysticism to cover
I was very fortunate in my travels for being introduced
to and having trained with Sifu Tang in Hong Kong. He is
very fluent in English and his teaching skills are as good
as many of the Professors I have learned from while attending
some of the major universities in the US. He will take the
time to demonstrate the forms and applications, and if you
have difficulty, will develop other ways of explaining the
He is very passionate about his teaching and what he has
learned and I can think of no other Sifu I would want to
learn with. I am looking forward to visiting Hong Kong again
and training with him. In addition, he knows where all the
good restaurants are in Hong Kong so I have enjoyed learning
about Chinese culture and food after the training.
Dr. Charlie Montross,
a Xing Yi Student
relocated to Hong Kong in May 2005 with one of primary goals
being to further deepen and develop my internal martial
arts knowledge. C S Tang was recommended to me as the first
teacher I should talk to. I was immediately impressed by
his open attitude, the quality of his content and his methodology
of teaching. After a number of months training with him
in Xing Yi he has helped me to gain an understanding of
this system and develop my power and applications far quicker
than I could have hoped for. I can definitely recommend
his teaching for any serious student of Chinese martial
arts who is interested in developing and improving their
Head Hunter - Hong Kong
It Opened my eyes
a Hsing Yi Student
Opened my eyes, I never thought that minor detail processing
are so important, not just the ending.
two weeks in the summer of 2005 I had the pleasure to train
with Sifu C.S. Tang at his studio in central Hong Kong.
Over the course of five lessons Sifu Tang imparted clear
and practical instruction on the first three fists of the
Xing Yi Quan system. Among the many commendable aspects
of Sifu Tang’s teaching one thing that stood out was
his hands-on approach. Every posture was tested in such
a way as to leave the student in no doubt as to whether
or not they had grasped the point being made. Wedded to
Sifu Tang’s clear instruction in excellent English
this approach along with pad work and application drills
allowed for clear understanding and progress.
A Rare Teacher of the Chinese Internal Martial Arts
a Baguazhang, Yiquan, hunyuan Qong Student
got to know Sifu C.S. Tang in 2003 when I was looking for
a reputable teacher of Gao style Baguazhang in Hong Kong.
was very impressed when I met up with him. He is fluent
in English, was very open and modern in his teaching methods
and very knowledgeable about martial arts.
example, he would answer freely all the questions I had
about baguazhang. He held nothing back, and his candour
help me immensely in the study and understanding of internal
martial arts. Sifu Tang did not resort to "mystical
teachings and explanations", and has simple, logical
explanations for the many complicated concepts of IMA.
Tang is also very passionate and knowledgable. He frequently
travels to meet with other Masters in China. His teachers
of Baguazhang (Mr He Ke Choi), Chen Taijquan (Mr Feng Zhi
Qiang), Yiquan (Mr Li Jian Yu) are all reputed and acknowledged
masters of their respective arts. It is rare to find someone
like Sifu Tang, who has personally studied for so many years
with the top masters of our time, and this shows in Sifu
Tang's depth and mastery of understanding.
Sifu Tang is a master who can actually put what he teaches
into practice: My sessions with him are very practical,
and applications oriented. More than just understanding
theory and performing "forms", Sifu Tang is very
knowledgeable about the applications of each move.
summary, my experiences with Sifu Tang has been extremely
positive and rewarding, and I would strongly recommend him
as a teacher to anyone who is interested in learning Chinese
internal martial arts.
Pak Mei and Dragon Form
CS Tang's website it says to call for an appointment before
visiting, so I thought that it must be a small bookshop.
I had ordered his Dragon book and a book on Pak Mei Kung
Fu. I was looking forward to seeing the other books VCD's
and DVD's that he sells. It was an incredibly hot and humid
day. I rang the bell, Mr Tang greeted me and we walked along
a corridor and into a room, I was expecting rows of shelves
filled with books and VCDs, but this was much better. books
on one wall and the rest of the room is a training area!
sat down and he showed me the Pak Mei Jik Bo book. Then
he asked to see my Gow Bo Toi... so I emptied my pockets
and did the form. Mr Tang smiled and said, "I can see
that you have been doing Pak Mei for a very long time!"
chatted some more. Then I did some Dragon form - Ying Jow
Nim Kiu. Mr Tang said that this is Pak Mei Dragon. Then
we went to a nearby restaurant for a very nice lunch. After
lunch we returned to the studio to chat and do some more
Kung Fu. He asked to see my Ng Hang Gwun.
visited 3 more times during my brief trip to Hong Kong and
Mr Tang showed me some variations and a new pressure point
for Jik Bo and we exchanged some 2 man training drills from
Gow Bo Toi and Sub Jee. Then he taught me Sub Lok Tong which
is an excellent form for training power. It is now one month
later and my power is better and I discovered that Sub Lok
Tong also improves floating, sinking and shapes!
I am looking forward to making another trip to Hong Kong
to the Yang Xin Studio!"