Mind-Body Awareness: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu Philosophy and Practice with Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin
|Presenter:||Sam F. S. Chin, Kung Fu Grandmaster|
|Date:||Sunday, November 5, 2017|
|Time:||12 – 2 PM|
|Location:||Pendleton Room, Michigan Union (map)|
Grandmaster Sam Chin will share with you his experience and how practicing the path of I Liq Chuan could help with daily activities such as your work and studies, as well as person living with physical disabilities specifically cerebral palsy.
Grandmaster Sam Chin was born in Malaysia and trained martial arts since childhood by his father – the founder of I Liq Chuan, Chin Lik Keong. During the 1980’s, GM° Sam Chin won numerous competitions, as well as the state heavy weight kickboxing championships of Malaysia, Selangor in 1978.
After he immigrated to the United States with his family in the early 1990’s, he then spent the next ten years working and teaching martial arts at the famous Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York. There, Master Sam F.S. Chin was exposed to numerous dharma and meditation masters. A breakthrough came about when he attended a dynamic mindfulness and awareness retreat taught by a well known Thailand monk – Ven. Achan Tong. Master Sam Chin developed the ability to observe the vicissitudes of the mind and physical body, realizing back to simplicity and the base of origin. This started his inquiry into the neutral path, which later became The Path of I Liq Chuan (pronounced Yi Leek Chi-uan), and eventually lead to the founding of Zhong Xin Dao in early 2016. With this penetrating clarity, he introduced Zen philosophy into his family art. Master Sam F.S. Chin began to distill unifying principles, further clarifying the essential body mechanics and sensory experiences, and their relationship to mental awareness.
In August 2009, at the age of 55 Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin is officially named the Gate Keeper / Lineage Holder of the art by his father, founder of I Liq Chuan, Chin Lik Keong.
He was also recognized by the USA Wushu Kung-Fu Federation, an official member of the International Olympic Committee, as a Hall of Fame Outstanding Master.
In January 2016, China’s largest national television network CCTV aired a near 90 minutes documentary on Master Sam F.S. Chin and his family art. The documentary shows the scope of the I Liq Chuan’s invaluable teachings through Zhong Xin Dao philosophies of the neutral path, enhancing the lives of people living with blindness, physical handicaps, and the elderly.
Master Sam F.S. Chin passion shows through his teachings as he shares his family art selflessly for those seeking self-improvement. He created the grading system to ensure the art is transmitted transparently for years to come. There are now certified instructors and authorized group leaders in over 20 countries and credited courses in universities helping students learn how to learn.