Confucius | Motion Picture In Full HD [updated June 01, 2013]

The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

Confucius chinese name is Kung Tze and he should be known as Kung Tze from now on. The man himself is a truly gifted intellectual in the art of governing a state. He taught the Emperors in ancient China how to nurture and develope a country resources for the betterment of the citizens and the emperors. Anyone who’s interested to learn the teachings of Kung Tze is welcome to write to asap. You may be selected to fly into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with full local sponsorship to embrace it. Many thanks.

Grandmaster B.S. Huan – ‘He fought death all the way’

Father of Singapore taekwon-do dies, aged 72. -TNP
Benson Ang

Sat, Mar 31, 2012
The New Paper

The man known as the father of Singapore taekwon-do lost his final battle on Wednesday morning.

But the 72-year-old had fought his illness with all the dignity and tenacity that his beloved martial art had imbued him with.

Grandmaster B S Huan, whose full name is Huan Beng Seng, died from urosepsis, an infection of the urine tract.

His health had deteriorated after he suffered a stroke in 2010, said his daughter, Ms Anjanette Huan, 38.

After that, he had difficulty walking and was wheelchair-bound.

He developed the infection last year and also had diabetes and high blood pressure.

Every month, he spent a week in hospital undergoing treatment for this condition.

Ms Huan, also a taekwon-do instructor, said: “He was in and out of hospital for two years.

“There were times when the doctors said he wouldn’t make it. But he fought death all the way and won every time.”

After his stroke, Mr Huan had lived with his daughter’s family in a four-room flat in Pasir Ris.

On Monday morning, he had developed a fever and Ms Huan called an ambulance.

He was taken to Changi General Hospital (CGH), where doctors attended to him.

On Tuesday evening, Ms Huan received a call from the hospital saying that the infection had spread to the rest of his body.

She said: “His oxygen levels were low and he was not responding to treatment. The doctors told us to prepare for the worst.”

Mr Huan’s wife, four children and seven grandchildren went to CGH to say a final farewell.

Said his youngest son, Aaron, 33: “He clenched his fists and he kept breathing deeply, still fighting for his life.

Ms Huan added: “At first, I told him that I wanted to be able to take him home. But after seeing his condition, I decided that I had to let him go in peace.

“I told him that I didn’t want him to suffer. It was then that his muscles slackened and he left us.”

Mr Huan died at about 3.30am yesterday.

His wake is now at the bottom of Block 476, Pasir Ris Drive 6, and his funeral will be held on Saturday.

His family remembers him as a family man who loved animals. He was also a devout Catholic.

‘I’m proud of him’

Said his wife, retired teacher Elsie Ee, 69: “I’m proud of him. He lived a full life and had a huge heart.”

Added his son: “My father was sociable and well-liked. He befriended everyone he met.”

Not surprisingly, Grandmaster Huan was proudest of his taekwon-do.

He brought the martial art to Singapore from Korea in 1963, when he and a few other Singaporeans wrote to the taekwon-do movement in South Korea and requested that some experts introduce the art to Singapore.

Grandmaster Huan and eight others gained their black belts.

While the others eventually dropped out, he remained devoted to the martial art.

He was determined to initiate a taekwon-do movement in Singapore and set up his own training school in Jurong.

He also trained his first batch of students, a group of officers from the Police Security Branch.

In 1971, Grandmaster Huan set up the Singapore Taekwon-do Academy (STA) in Serangoon Road.

To date, he has trained more than 50,000 students, including National Kidney Foundation chairman Gerard Ee.

Mr Ee, who learnt taekwon-do from Grandmaster Huan in the 1970s, told The New Paper (TNP): “His passing is a big loss to the area of martial arts. He was very dedicated and passionate about the sport.”

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong also received an honorary black belt from him in 1986.

Grandmaster Huan, who had also written two books on the subject, even franchised his teaching methods in other countries.

STA’s chief instructor, Master Henry Low, said Grandmaster Huan never retired from taekwon-do.

Said the 64-year-old: “Even in a wheelchair, he would attend the central grading every three months.”

But Grandmaster Huan shunned violence.

In a 1994 interview with TNP, he said: “It takes two to fight.

“If you are not aggressive, I don’t think the other person will attack you.”

This article was first published in The New Paper.

2012 The Chinese Year Of The Dragon

Year 2012  is the chinese year of the dragon. Disclosure of the reptilian race during this dragon year would be interesting. I feel there is hope in the dark recesses for all races.

This is a reflection of the times in synchronicity with all alien disclosure, astrology,and the reptilian element. I would say to go look beyond the histories of alien and earth wars,but there are those who will never accept change and hold fear in their hearts,but, who could ever want to live forever in a world such as it is right now?

Is it ‘normal’ to inflict pain and torture on another human being?
Hope is for changes in the hearts of governments and a united humanity. Kitaro,the song,’Dholavira.’

2012: The Year of Freedom, Courage, & Change!

This is a video highlighting what to expect in 2012 due to Chinese Astrology and Numerology Influences.

Clearing Away Clouds: Nine Lessons for Life from the Martial Arts By Stephen Fabian

As a practitioner of the Martial Arts for the best part of my life, I am still amazed at the influence the art has on the spiritual lives of people and most commonly the young. It is in many instances their first point of contact with the personal face of spirituality.

Far removed from Sunday sermons, it is immediately a spirituality they can feel in their bones and understand innately. In the flight of motion one can feel their own energy mixing with that around them. They can learn to harness fears and problems through understanding the role of emotion in decision-making, and learn to keep their mind still in the midst of dismay.

While these lessons are best related in the context of battle, they are easily translated to life, and are accessible to anyone who embarks along the martial way.

Clearing Away Clouds relates the personal journey of Stephen Fabian, a Senior Advisor to the Shudokan Martial Arts Association, and one of the highest-ranking members of the SMAA Jujutsu Division.

With over 20 years training under the top teachers in Japan, his qualifications as an educator and martial artist lends this book great credibility. His ideas about Martial Arts are the result of pure experience. From the outset it is clear the writer understands his artform and is a generous source of knowledge.

The premise of the book is to illustrate the way nine key lessons contained in Martial Arts practice can bring about self-mastery in daily life. The writer takes the reader from his initial exposure and introduction to the Martial Arts, through his development to a point when the student then becomes the teacher.

Fabian traces his journey from a young college student first grappling with life away from home, to his standing as a professional working in a foreign country. The book illustrates how these lessons shaped his own life, whether in the United States, Brazil, or Japan, when he was both with and without a master under whom to study.

Part of the tale rests on this concept of taking authority over one’s life. As Fabian travels across various continents, he frees himself of reliance on a teacher figure and lets the world take its role. The main concern Fabian stresses throughout the book is that while the nine lessons are the basis for life inside the dojo, they should also become the basis for life outside the dojo.

He illustrates the lessons one must learn in order to attain mastery, regardless of whether it is the study of Martial Arts, tea pouring, flower arranging or painting. The lessons are presented as life lessons in nine chapters:

1. Embrace a Way

2. Accept Responsibility for Your Actions

3. Control the Breath

4. Focus

5. Develop Self-discipline

6. Train Hard, Seeking Aesthetic Refinement

7. Be Patient and Flow

8. Persevere

9. Cultivate the Mind of No Mind

While these lessons are certainly not new to many readers of the genre, what sets Fabian apart from other writers is his openness in using his own past experiences as illustration. Few writers of Martial Arts texts choose to elaborate on their own life experiences. Generally they will exercise traditional modesty and control of the ego (a battle that all experienced martial artists encounter at one time or another), but fewer still will bare themselves openly by retelling their own personal discoveries of important life lessons.

In Fabian’s candid account, some lessons came easy and some came very hard. He relates his pitfalls, successes and heartbreaks throughout the learning process, providing a more human vehicle for a reader’s understanding. This tact also lends Fabian the ability to deal with abstract Eastern concepts with a more practical approach far removed from the usual esoteric ponderings. He cleverly demystifies the mind/body connection within Eastern thought without losing the powerful qualities that focused attention in this area can bring.

Overall the book does great service in providing a comprehensive picture of the martial spirit and what the over-used term martial artist really means. The art in the practice revolves around the way that individuals use the lessons found in training to express their true spirit. They learn to view the world in a different way. They will see clearer and further, and recognise that the same beauty flowing through nature also flows through them.

Fabian quickly differentiates between the fast-food type of Martial Art school whose primary objective is the development of commercial “martial athletes” and the more traditional dojo’s or training schools that cultivate the true “martial artist.” Clearing Away Clouds does well to realistically present the personal metamorphosis occurring throughout martial training and relates the subtle shifts in awareness, in a way those new to the subject would understand easily.

It will certainly be enjoyable reading for anyone who has already started martial training as it seems the pitfalls encountered by a Westerner commencing a purely Eastern artform are quite universal, and I personally found it relieving to see that Fabian had experiences not unlike my own.

Clearing Away Clouds provides real life experiences of someone that has used the Martial Arts to help shape their life, and become a better person for it.

Reviewed by Robert Buratti

TKD Black Belt (with white hair).

Mr. LeGrant performing Kwang Gae Hyung

His name is Mr. Randy LeGrant, a late bloomer at 62 years now just got promoted to 2nd Dan Black Belt  from Master Harris Bonfiglo’s class in Connecticut.

This is an ‘ endangered species ‘ of the human kind displaying enormous  indomitable spirit  that is rarely found in the Taekwon-Do dojang in this present era. I met Mr. LeGrant some years ago in New Jersey and Toronto during the TKD championships organized by Master Chris Gantner and Master Palella respectively . Check out his website as listed below:

Randy LeGrant performing jumping twin snap kick
Twisting Kick for his 2nd Dan power test