Japanese version of tai chi

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JEFF BARTHOLOMEW
Last: 1 year 19 weeks ago
Joined: 16 Dec 2010

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.

Jeff Bartholomew

Donald Myers
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Last: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 6 Oct 2010
Hi Jeff, I did some workshops

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?

JEFF BARTHOLOMEW (not verified)
I have also heard this called

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.

Bruce Frantzis
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Last: 4 years 15 weeks ago
Joined: 3 Jan 2011
Hi Jeff, Although I remember

Hi Jeff,

Although I remember him as a good karate man in the 1960’s, never heard of jun fa.

Stay good,

Bruce

Philippe Piriou
Last: 2 years 4 weeks ago
Joined: 6 Oct 2010
Hi Jeff, Japanese know

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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