Mar 16, 2020
Frank Allen is a disciple of Chent Style Baguazhang Grandmaster Liu Jingru and also a disciple of Northern Wu Style Taijiquan Grandmaster Li Bing Ci. Frank began studying martial arts in 1973 and is celebrating the 41st anniversary of his school on the lower east side of New York City, the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association. His website is www.wutangpca.com. He has written books with Tina Zhang, including "The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang" and "Classical Northern Wu Style Taijiquan." In this interview Frank talks about the early days of training in New York City, what it is like to study with Liu Jingru, and he gives a history lesson on the development of Taijiquan. Frank has also studied with B.P. Chan, Bruce Frantzis and others, and he provides colorful stories about them in this interview. Frank Allen, like most of Ken's guests, is truly dedicated to the internal martial arts.