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Has anyone heard of a japanese version of tai chi called jun fa? It was taught to me by Hidy Ochiai. I was wondering if anyone on this sight has heard of this"gentle karate" form. Thanks very much.
Hi Jeff, I did some workshops with Hidy Ochiai many, many, ...many..., years ago in upstate New York. I'm wondering if this was something he learned from Bruce Lee - Jun Fan is Lee's given name, and Ochiai appeared in "Fist of Fury " and "Enter the Dragon." Perhaps it was some component of Lee's Jeet Kune Do?
I have also heard this called JuFu or gentle wind karate. Its a slow moving kata with open hand techniques and deep breathing and finishes with deep exhaled breath as in sanchin. It was taught in two parts to me years ago with Master Ochiai at John Whites branch school in Syracuse NY.
Although I remember him as a good karate man in the 1960’s, never heard of jun fa.
Hi Jeff, Japanese know nothing about Tai Chi. I've been to Japan many times and have several Japanese friends. It's a wrong assessment to believe that.
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