Tsun Nan system
The Tsun Nan Mountains in Shanxi Province are recognized in Chinese mythology and history as the place where many martial arts were born. Monks and religious wise men used to go to these mountains for solitary meditation. Sometimes they stayed there for many years, developing both their individual skills as martial artists and their personal worldview and philosophy of life.
The great masters were very modest, avoiding exposure, in part to avoid unwanted challengers and enemies who would be attracted by unnecessary publicity. Nevertheless the names of some of these famous mountain hermits spread far and wide, as did their special abilities in the various martial arts.
The pursuit of good health and long life was an important element in the worldview of these monks and wise men. They included in their practice regimes elements of healing and meditation that turned their martial arts into a full and encompassing way of life, resting on deep philosophical premises and improving both physical and mental health.
There are stories about some of these masters who, even at the age of one hundred or more, were as supple, strong and full of energy as young boys. To this day, when the Chinese want to bless someone close to them, they say: "May you live as long and be as strong as the Mountains of Tsun Nan" - meaning not the mountains themselves but their legendary inhabitants of bygone days.
The system developed by Grand Master Wang Shu-chin is also named after these famous mountains. The "Tsun Nan-Tai Chi- Hsing Yi-Pa Kua-Man Pei" system combines three internal martial arts, based on traditional knowledge hundreds of years old.
The Israeli Tai Chi Center continues the tradition of Grand Master Wang Shu-chin and his disciple Master Wang Fu-lai, teaching the three martial arts according to the way of Grand Master Wang Shu-chin and the great masters who preceded him.