about Philippe Munn

Philippe Munn has practiced martial arts and Japanese and Chinese health exercises for more then 40 years.

Philippe Munn practicing jiji zhuang at Beihai Park in Beijing, 2014

He has intensively practiced several styles of karate-do which he graduated with varying degrees of black belts. Karate-do constitutes the base of his research and his practice in his early training.

He studies dachengquan (yiquan), taiji quan as well as other styles of wu shu (Chinese martial arts), disciplines which he has taught for several years.

He is the disciple of grand master Guo Guizhi (郭贵志) of the dachengquan (yiquan) school of Chinese martial arts and the initiator of the dachengquan Canada group. Master Guo Guizhi was the disciple of Master Yu Yongnian and master Yao Zongxun for many years. He also studied briefly directly under grand Master Wang Xiangzhai, the founder of dachengquan (yiquan).

Master Guo Guizhi with Philippe Munn in Datong, 2010

Master Guo Guizhi teaching Philippe Munn in Datong, 2014

He started a renewed study of the fundamental principles of chen style taijiquan practical method under master Chen Zhonghua. Master Chen Zhonghua was the disciple of Master Hong junsheng, himself one the major disciple of grand Master Chen Fake. Master Chen Zhonghua was also the disciple of Master Feng Zhiqiang.

Master Chen Zhonghua and Philippe Munn at the Great Wall of China, 2010

Master Chen Zhonghua teaching Philippe Munn in Daqingshan, 2010

He was also the student of master Tokitsu Kenji founder of the jiseido tokitsu-ryu school whom Philippe calls one of his greatest influence in his practice of the budo. Master Tokitsu Kenji  is a very renowned martial artist and author who has studied various methods such as: karate-do, ken-jutsu, yiquan, taijiquan, xingyiquan, baguazhang, yayama kiko (qigong) method, nishino juku, taikiken and others before creating his own school of martial arts.

Master Tokitsu Kenji teaching Philippe Munn in Canada, 1998

Philippe Munn in jiji zhuang, 1991

Moved by the desire to share and communicate his experience and knowledge, Philippe Munn teaches the martial arts as well as the Japanese and Chinese health techniques via specialized training courses and seminars. He took part in several television programs, including « Deux filles le matin » and « Josée Gaston et compagnie », in order to popularize this type of practice. He is the author of an important and popular series of video cassettes and bilingual DVD collections on « Martial arts and health exercises », and DVDs devoted to the exclusive practice of the tai chi chuan.

Master Chitose Yasuhiro and Philippe Munn in Kumamoto, 1985

Philippe Munn and Mr Higushi at Master Musashi Miyamoto tomb, Japan 1985

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