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School of Tao

Movement & Meditation
Kung fu & Tai Chi
Fitness & Self defense
Sport & Science

I'm also a Programmer
& I write about Science

Training Program :

Step 1.
Meet and talk.
Creating a personal program.
What do you want ? You want to get healthy, feel fit, build muscles, or learn meditation techniques ?
Only few students can learn real Kung fu.

Step 2.
Developing both creativity and discipline. To achieve your projects,
with strict training programs, based on creative Kung fu movements.
You will :
- Feel more 'alive' and inventive.
- Build a disciplined mentality.
- "Get things done", in an organised but adaptable way.

Step 3.
Helping repair injuries with perfect form.
So you can move well, regain flexibility, and slowly remove pain.

Step 4.
Eating well and good nutrition.
So you feel younger and more energetic.

Step 5. Advanced.
Learn about your body and brain in depth, and how they link. Through chemistry, biology and anatomy.
So you get to know yourself more.

Step 6. Advanced.
Ultimately, learn Taoism and the philosophy of Yin Yang.
Learn the mechanisms of Nature.
So you learn how to live better.

Rules :

Promoting trainings :
- First, in nature, a parc or forests.
- Second, in a city landscape.
- Third, in a gym.

Promoting training under all weather :
warm, cold, wind, rain or snow.

Training is always possible: outside, at home, remotely, with live video : google meet, zoom, etc. No excuses.

You can have results, or excuses.
Not both.

Prices :

30€/h : 1h lesson
80€ : 3x1h lesson
120€ : 5x1h lesson

50% less for an extra friend. For ex, for :
2 people : 30 + 15 = 45€/h : 1h lesson
3 people : 30 + 15 + 15 = 60€/h : 1h lesson

Adaptable price for large groups or long term plans.

Contact me, or just ask me a question :
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The teacher

Ruben Arth.
15+ years of Kung fu.

My own program :

1. Kung fu & Self defense.
2. Cardio, conditioning & free running.
3. Tai Chi, Chi Gong and meditation.
4. Upper body strength, calisthenics.
5. Legs strength training.
6. Praying Mantis and Wing Chun.
7. Weapons : staff & sword.
In Kung fu, we practice multiple tao (kata in japanese). These are a series of movement written by past masters, who took many techniques and gathered them together into a form. Like a dictionary of combat techniques.

Our Kung fu style : Hung Gar, has 5 main boxing forms. They are inspired by the fighting styles of animals : tiger, crane, leopard, snake, and dragon.
1. Mui fa kune (plum blossom fist)
2. Lau Gar kune (family Lau's fist)
3. Gung gee fook fu kune (taming the tiger fist)
4. Wu dip jeon (butterfly palms)
5. Fu hok seong hing kune (tiger & crane double system fist).

In Tai Chi we study the main form :
Yang 108 (108 movements by master Yang)

In Praying Mantis style, we study :
1. Ba Wong (the first mantis form)
2. Pung po kune (7 star northern praying mantis)

In Wing Chun, we study :
1. Siu lim tao (little idea)(minimize your thoughts)
2. Chum kiu (seeking the bridge)

Weapons include :
1. Kwan Sing (Stick Stars)
2. Mg yue kwan (a long staff form)
3. Form 32 (tai chi sword)

My training timeline :

2019-2023 :
Student of Grand Master :
-> Sifu Paolo Cangelosi

2011-2019 :
Personal Training and research.
Favourite inspiration :
Bruce Lee - Jet Li - Jackie Chan

2004-2011 :
Student of : Dr Eric Bourbonnais.
Trained by : Sifu Paolo Cangelosi.

History :

Our Kung fu style : Hung Gar, or : Hung Ga Kune (Family Hung's fist), descends from Shaolin and was developed in the 1700's.

We follow the lineage of Hung Gar Grandmasters:
→ Hung Nei-kung (1745 – 1825)
→ Ti Kiu-san (1813 - 1886)
→ Wong Fei-hung (1847 – 1925)
→ Lam Sai-wing (1861 – 1943)
→ Chan Hon-chung (1909 – 1991)
- all names are links -

Tai Chi comes from Wudang, or Wutang Mountains, and was created by Zhang Sanfeng. He left Shaolin and went to build his own style on another mountain, the wudang mountain. There he was inspired by a fight between a crane and a snake.
Tai Chi started as a fast combat style, and became hidden techniques in slow motion.

Kung fu & Self defense :

Cardio & Free running :

Cold training :

Tai Chi & Meditation :

Upper Body strength training :

Legs strength training :

Drunken Monkey 0.5 :
(It's important to have fun)

Tao Te Ching

The book of Taoism

This is the Tao Te Ching. The book of the philosophy called : 'Taoism'.
Based on the concept of : 'Yin Yang'.

I updated it to be more neutral. Based on the best translation, by Stephen Mitchell.
I chose the pronoun: 's/he', which is 'she & he', for both feminine-Yin & masculine-Yang approach. Because Yin Yang means we all have both sides.

I keep working on it as I study the Tao myself, through martial arts and science.

Taoism is a philosophy, a way of life.
The only rule is: Find your own way,
through personal practice.

No amount of money can make you
understand life faster.
It takes time & effort.

'Tao' means : 'The way', of life, nature, humans & the Cosmos.
It can also be interpreted as 'direction', or 'path'.
In Martial Arts, when we do a form, we call it: a tao.
Tao is also the word given to explain what created our Universe.

Taoism is born just before Buddhism, around the 5th century BCE. All of Taoism is contained in this simple book, written by Lao Tzu, which means 'Old Master'.
81 verses to understand life, Yin Yang & the origin of the Universe. The Tao Te Ching is one of the most translated book in the world.

'Tao Te Ching'
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I am

A Kung-fu teacher.
& Kung-fu student.

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Forever learning. Lover of Science, Information, Quantum & Astro-Physics, Martial Arts, Photography, Art & Music.

Initially a degree in Particle Physics.
Now working in Web Programming.

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I'm also a photographer:

Ruben Hart Photography

I also wrote a beginner friendly e-book,
on Science and how the universe works :

A Lighter Theory

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