For over five decades now, Sifu George Husek has devoted himself to Chinese martial arts, practicing that country’s ancient way of life. He set out on this path in 1971 under the direction of Sifu Tom Rainwater in Los Angeles (Sun Sau style). From 1973,  he studied under Sifu Paul Eng, until the latter’s death in 2015. In 1984 he founded the extremely successful martial arts conservatory, Green Forest Temple, in Santa Cruz, California, handing over its directorship to Sifu Scott Ripke in 1998. From 2010 to the present, as well as running schools in both Prague and Písek, he teaches Tai Chi at the Palestra College of Physical Education and Sports.

Sifu Teachers – the school’s lineage

Sifu George Husek is the disciple of eminent Chinese masters from the USA, Hong Kong and Peking – among others, Paul Eng, from whom he learned the following styles: Tai Chi Tong Long Kuen, Chat Sing Tong Long Kuen (Praying Mantis styles), Hung Gar Kuen (Hung Family styles), Bak Siu Lum, Pa Kwa, Hsing-I, Sun Tai Chi and others. In 1985 he met the respected master, Wu Ta Yeh, from whom he learned Yang Style Tai Chi. Others who influenced him on his journey of discovery are the following masters: Wai Hong, Ng Tak Wah (Fu Jow Pai style), Wing Lam (Hung Gar Kuen style), Sun You Yun (Tai Chi style), Brendan Lai (Chat Sing Tong Long style) and Keith Duran (Fu Jow Pai).


How to get to us

The school is a short distance from Anděl bus station, between Na Knížecí and Plzeňka tram stops.

Na Valentince 13, Praha 5 Smíchov

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Training Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10.00 – 12.0010.00 – 12.00
Tai Chi
Mantis Kung fu
Fu Jow
Tai Chi
Mantis Kung fu
Fu Jow
17.00 – 21.0017.00 – 21.0018.00 – 19.3017.00 – 20.3017.00 – 18.30 *
Tai Chi
Mantis Kung fu
Fu Jow
Tai Chi
Mantis Kung fu
Fu Jow
San Shou/San Da
Entire body development
Cardio, stretching, strength

+ Individual training
for Tai Chi Mantis students
Tai Chi
Mantis Kung fu
Fu Jow
San Shou/San Da
Entire body development
Cardio, stretching, strength

+ Individual training
for Tai Chi Mantis students
18.00 – 20.30
Box

Styles

Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is an internal Chinese martial art which is practiced today for both its hard and soft techniques, competitions and demonstrations, as well as for general health and longevity. In our school we concentrate on both the martial arts applications and their meditative aspects, including its effects on general health and well-being. We teach the 88 moves of Yang style. Seven Star Praying Mantis.

Northern Praying Mantis

Northern Praying Mantis is known for its speed and continuous attack. Above all it emphasizes fist and forearm techniques, as well as knee and elbow strikes. A further characteristic of this style is its legwork borrowed from Monkey Style.

Fu Jow

Fu Jow, originally known as Hak Fu Jow (Black Tiger Claw), in both its manner and fighting strategies is modelled after an attacking tiger. The strikes are lightning quick, agile and forceful. Techniques unique to this style are its ripping, tearing and grasping directed to pressure points.


For Beginners:

Slow Tai Chi – you will learn the complete set over six months, as well as how to intuit and channel your body’s energy. You will always be under the personal tuition of the master.

For Advanced Students:

Advanced methods of relaxation, coordination of soft and rotative forces, integration of complete muscle system, with the waist leading all movements in a continuous, uninterrupted flow of energy, meditation, chi-kung, self-defence applications of positions.

For Tai Chi Instructors:

Consultation, supervision, advanced tuition.