Welcome To TAI FU DO
u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0What isu00a0Tai Fu Do? It could more appropriately be said u201cwhat isnu2019tu00a0Tai Fu Do?u201d First and foremost, it must be made clear thatu00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0is not a new martial art. The wordu00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0refers to two things: in one context it refers to the self-defence system developed and created by Ajarn (teacher) Chiwin. The second, more encompassing definition is reference to theu00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0Academy, a venue for the consolidation and preservation of knowledge from a wide palette of sources from within the vast martial arts realm.
TAI FU DOu00a0Self-Defenceu00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0
u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0as a self-defence system refers to a curriculum devised by Ajarn Chiwin, and is drawn from his deep knowledge in a broad spectrum of martial arts. The focus is on practicality and applicability in multiple situations. Natural movement and realistic self-defence techniques are utilized to counter dangerous situations commonly encountered in todayu2019s social environment. The techniques were created with both non-life threatening and dire situations in mind. The first stages ofu00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0work on strengthening the body through drills and exercise. Todayu2019s lifestyles, replete with modern conveniences, have weakened the average personu2019s constitution. Once the body has a strong foundation, one is ready to receive more advanced techniques derived from traditional styles of martial arts. This includes locking, striking, throwing, grappling, forms, push-hands, and weapons.
TAI FU DOu00a0Academy
u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0Academyu2019s repertoire includes Chinese arts (Kung Fu and Tai Chi), Thai arts (various styles of traditional Muay Thai), as well as Japanese and Korean arts, all of which employ both unarmed and weapon training. These arts are taught in their traditional forms, with a myriad of applications. In this way,u00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0strives to preserve the roots (forms) of martial arts while growing the branches (techniques), so that the art will neither become outdated nor change its essence, remaining an interesting and practical art in the face of todayu2019s every evolving social circumstances.
u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0Ajarn Chiwin hopes for this Academy to become a u201clibraryu201d to safe-keep martial arts of whatever style or status, as well as a venue for others to share knowledge and experience. As less-commercial martial arts knowledge can be in danger of dying along with the Master, this nucleus of accumulated knowledge will aim to prevent this from occurring. Knowing the mindset and thinking of the original teachers is crucial for proper understanding. In sum, it can be said thatu00a0Tai Fu Dou00a0is not a style, but a martial artu00a0way.