about Philippe Munn

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

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

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), taijiquan, xingyiquan as well as other styles of wushu (Chinese martial arts), disciplines which he has taught for several years.

Tuishou on the Great Wall of China

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, China

Master Guo Guizhi teaching Philippe Munn, China

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

Master Chen Zhonghua teaching Philippe Munn in Daqingshan, China

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

Philippe Munn in jiji zhuang

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, Japan

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

Philippe Munn at the Yungang Grottos, Shanxi China

Philippe on the Great Wall of China

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