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Greg Hayes

Greg H.

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47 years of experience.
The lineage of my instruction goes back hundreds of years, to the burning of Shaolin Temple, through the late Grandmaster Wong Jack Man.

Master Hayes studied side 1971: Qigong, Tai Chi, Chi Sao and Shaolin Buddhist meditation a Northern Shaolin based style, from Grandmaster Joseph Greenstein, called the Wide Circle of Kung Fu.  Grandmaster Joseph Greenstein was also known as the Mighty Atom, and had many strength records documented in Ripley's Believe it or Not five times and  in the 1976 Guinness Book of World Records.

Sifu Greg Hayes trained under Grandmaster Wong Jack Man of San Francisco Jing Mo; studying Tai Chi, Shaolin, Xingyi and other Internal Martial Arts. The recent film Birth of a Dragon, is about Grandmaster Wong Jack Man beating Bruce Lee in a match.

I have written a book on the subject: Axe Hand; Hsing-i and Internal Energy Workout.

I also made the recent Xingyi Kung Fu, Praying Mantis and Tai Chi Video DVD.

Training in Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong and Shaolin since 1971 and started teaching at the Free University in Berkeley 1972-73. Sifu Hayes has taught at: the Yoga Den in Juneau (now Rainforest Yoga), from 1991-1998; Bartlett's Rainforest Recovery 2011, Juneau Public School's Community Schools, 1991-2005, 2017 to present and private lessons in Juneau, since 1995.

Xingyi is based on the same Five Element Theory as acupuncture.

The DVD has Tai Chi Chuan, the Xingyi 5 Elements, Xingyi Animals, Xingyi Linking sets, Xingyi 5 Elements Metal with Saber & Iron Pole (Spear), 7-Star Praying Mantis Bong Po, Jade Dragon, short staff (Bo), 2 Section Staff (nunchakus), 5 move short Tai Chi Form, 101 Tai Chi Form and 32 Move Tai Chi Sword and Qigong.

I have studied Internal Iron Palm, Internal Iron Shirt and
Marshmallow Gut through the lineage of Guangzhou (Kuo Yu Chan).

SHAOLIN SCHOOL LINEAGE
Monk Chi Yuan,
• Feng Shao Ch'en,
• Hsu Wei San,
• Yim Po,
• Yim Chi Wen,
• Kuo Yu Chang,
• Yim Shan Wu,
• Wong Jack

HSING YI SCHOOL LINEAGE
• Ji Long Feng
• Cao Ji Wu
• Dai Ling Bang
• Li Nen Ran
• Kuo Yun Shen & Li Kui Yuan
• Sun Lu Tang
• Kuo Yu Chang
• Yim Shan Wu
• Wong Jack Man

There are three basic branches of Hsing Yi: Honan, Hupei and Shanxi. Sun Lu Tang learned Hupei

(Hubei) branch then added his theories and modified the sets so it is like a sub-branch of Hupei.

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Tai Chi Chuan

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

47 years of experience.
Greg Hayes is a Master of Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin and Xingyi.
5 move short Tai Chi Chuan Form, 101 Tai Chi Form and 32 Move Tai Chi Sword are in the Xingyi Kung Fu Video DVD with menus.

Tai Chi: Qi Sao and a Martial Tai Chi Form.
1) The up and down beginning move can be used for deepening your root or unrooting an opponent grabbing you.

2) The turning inside-to-outside block on top of the extended arm, is done with the outside-to-inside lower block.

3) and (4 are the Reeling Silk move, the martial focus is to grab or stick to the opponent's extended arm blocking, while the other arm is using a ridge hand to the Heart point in the armpits.

The martial drill that is not often practiced involves the sensitivity to the incoming opponent's power, balance and grounding.

If the opponent has a lot of forward momentum: the blocking hand would deflect quickly. When the opponent is stationary and firmly rooted: the blocking hand would pull you closer to the opponent's flank.

These exercise are Northern Shaolin Buddhist Qi Sao (Sau) or Chi Sao. Some of the Wing Chun Chi Sao are similiar.

Detailed in the book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout.

Tai Chi power drills, insight into internal focusing of Qi and the associated feelings.

Hayes has trained in Qigong and Internal Martial Arts since 1971, and started teaching at the Free University in Berkeley 1972-73.  Sifu Hayes has taught at: the Yoga Den in Juneau (now Rainforest Yoga), from 1991-1998; Bartlett's Rainforest Recovery 2011, Juneau Public School's Community Schools, from 2017 to present, 1991-2005,  and private lessons in Juneau, since 1995.

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Experience

Qigong Master, Tai Chi Chuan Master, Xingyi Master Sifu
Sep 1991 - Present

Juneau Public Schools, Community Schools

Teach adults 19 years and older Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan.

Master Sifu of Tai Chi, Qigong, Xingyi and Northern Shaolin (BeiShaolin)
Jun 1991 - Present

Juneau Community Schools

Greg is a Master of Qigong, Tai Chi, Shaolin and Xingyi. Master Greg has trained in Qigong and Internal Martial Arts since 1971, and started teaching in 1972 and wrote the book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout and the XingYi & Tai Chi DVD Video. Some of the subjects to choose from are listed in order; Qigong, Tai Chi, Xingyi, 7-STAR PRAYING MANTIS, NUNCHAKUS: 2 section Staff, 3 Section Staff; SHORT STAFF/BO and LONG STAFF/SPEAR/IRON POLE. Many objective martial tests of progress are used as well as herbs for nurturing Qi. I have studied Internal Iron Palm, Internal Iron Shirt and Marshmallow Gut through the lineage of Guangzhou (Kuo Yu Chan). Studied the Wide Circle of Kung Fu School in New York City and Berkeley, California. This is a primarily Northern Shaolin based style, under Grandmaster Joseph Greenstein, also known as the Mighty Atom, who had many strength records documented in Ripley's "Believe it or Not'"five times and in the 1976 Guinness Book of World Records. Studied under Grandmaster Wong Jack (Chia) Man of San Francisco Jing Mo; studying Xingyi, Praying Mantis, Tai Chi, Lui Ho, Lohan, push hands and Northern Shaolin. The recent film Birth of a Dragon, is about Grandmaster Wong Jack Man beating Bruce Lee in a match.

Kung Fu Master, Qigong Master, Tai Chi Chuan Master
Apr 1991 - Sep 1998

Yoga Den in Juneau (now Rainforest Yoga),

Taught Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Xingyi, and Shaolin Kung Fu: front thrust kicks (internal) roudhouse kicks, side thrust kicks (internal) , back kicks, knee kicks, step kicks, cloud stepping. White Crane, Jade Dragon, Pa Kua (Ba Gua), eagle beak, all blocks and strikes, willow leaf palm. dynamic striking blocks (covers). Northern Shaolin Buddhist Qi Sao (Sau) or Chi Sao. Some of the Wing Chun Chi Sao are similiar.

Hapkido Teacher (Boosabum)
Jun 1973 - Oct 1974

Mr. Minh's University of California Hapkido Club Berkeley

Full leg roundhouse kicks, turn back side kicks, spin kicks, cresent kicks, sweeps,kicking combinations. Wrist, forearm and shoulder locks throws and Qigong.

Women's Self Defence Instructor
May 1973 - Oct 1974

Berkeley Women's Collective with the Little Red School Bus

Taught basic arm strike, kicks, throws, wrist locks, Qigong and escapes, Strangle and hold escapes. Attack points (Dim Mak).

Sifu
May 1972 - Aug 1973

Free University in Berkeley

Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin, Qigong


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German

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