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posted 8 Jul 2013, 13:28 by Ba Fang Tong Bei Quan   [ updated 11 Jul 2013, 01:26 ]
On the 9th June 2013, Senior Student Rob Henry attended a Tong Bei Seminar held in Battersea, London by Grandmaster Sha Jun Jie and his wife Master Li Bin. The event was hosted by the Jeffrey Alexander School of Martial Arts (JASMA). Grandmaster Sha Jun Jie is the son of the late Grandmaster Sha Guo Zheng who was world renowned for his high level of skill in Tong Bei Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang and Tai Chi Quan.

Our own Tong Bei Master Qui Ji Zhong was one of the top disciples of Grandmaster Sha Guo Zheng and was one of a limited number of people lucky enough to be taught the true essence of the very secretive Tong Bei Quan (along with XYQ, BGZ & TCQ) outside of the Sha family.

The seminar taught Tong Bei exercises & techniques and the first part of the Lui Lu Tong Bei form.

Rob had this to say about the seminar:
"The tuition was excellent and my most sincere thanks to Jeff, Birinder, and the students at JASMA for all of their help and making me feel so welcome."



Key:

Grandmaster Sha Jun Jie - Right-hand chair
Master Li Bin - Left-hand chair
TBQ Disciple of GM Sha JJ: Jeffrey Sutherland - Back row 6th from left
TBQ Disciple of GM Sha JJ: Hans-Kurt Schafer - Back row 7th from left
TBQ Disciple of GM Sha JJ: Birinder Tember - Back row 8th from left
BFTBQ Senior Student Rob Henry - Back row 5th from left