The story of how a Chinese martial arts legend became a hero for people who never got to meet him is a fascinating tale that touches on everything from the origins of martial arts to the history of Chinese culture.
In this video, I’ll explain how an ordinary young man by the name of Xiao Zhang became the symbol of a new generation of karate champions.
He came to the United States to teach martial arts and then got his start in karate as a child in the late 1970s.
The man who later became known as “Xiao Zhang” is the son of an ordinary family.
Xiao Zhang trained in the Karate School in San Francisco for a decade before deciding to open his own karate studio in Los Angeles.
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As a young man, Xiao Zhang grew up in the suburbs of China, a city where the government had outlawed martial arts.
After his father was killed in a car accident in 1979, Xiao and his younger brother left home and joined the karate fighting scene in San Jose, California.
The family had to go through a period of hardship and hardship to survive, so Xiao and the younger brother were forced to learn karate.
They had to spend three years practicing and then they were offered a chance to train by a karate instructor in San Mateo, California, who took them under his wing.
“We started out with very little money, and the instructors were very helpful,” Xiao told New Scientist.
“He taught us karate and taught us how to use his karate technique.
He was a very caring man.”
In 1983, Xiao moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the famed Karate Institute of Los Angeles (KLI LA) where he trained and studied under master and former champion, Yiming.
The two men quickly developed a close bond, which would last until his death in 1996.
“I was still young at the time, so it was hard for me to come to terms with the loss of my father,” Xiao said.
“It was very hard to go to that kind of place.
I felt very sad.”
The next year, Xiao’s father passed away in 1996, and Xiao Zhang began training as an instructor.
At the age of 16, Xiao graduated from KLI LA and was invited to join the legendary Yimin Karate Academy in Long Beach, California for his first year of training.
“Yimin’s a very special place,” Xiao recalled.
“I was so proud of him.”
The experience with Yimins instructor, Xiao Zu, was a memorable one.
The young man was immediately drawn to the teachings of Yimina and became one of his students.
In his words, Xiao “became an expert in kata and was very close to him.
He could do the kata perfectly.
He would teach you techniques from scratch, without even having any training with a teacher.””
When I was at Yimine, I could see that Yimini was very serious about teaching, and that he was very experienced with techniques and the katas,” Xiao added.
“That was the first time I knew how to fight.”
While in Yimines school, Xiao learned from Yimining, who was known as a master of kata.
“When he was teaching, he taught us all about kata, but he did not teach us the actual technique of kataburi, which is the kung fu technique of kicking and punching, which you use when you’re moving forward,” Xiao explained.
“He was teaching a very different kind of kungfu, and he was using a very new karate style called taiketsu-shihan.”
Taiketsu, the term for the “Kung Fu Fighting Technique” or the “Taikenshan”, is the traditional kung toke-style that was first used by the legendary Wu Ting in the 1950s.
Xiao believed that this style would be a much better tool for teaching karate because it would allow a student to apply the same techniques to a wider range of situations.
“In the beginning, I was very shy, so I was always afraid of him.
I tried to teach him the technique but he would just beat me up,” Xiao remembered.”
It took me some time to realize that it was the kakudo style that I was trained in.
It was so fast and it was so simple.
It really was a little bit different than what I had heard before, but that’s why I liked it so much.
It’s a little different from other styles because it doesn’t have any kicks or punches, and it doesn�t involve any of the traditional techniques.”
As Xiao and Yimino trained together, they developed a friendship.
“The two of us started learning karate together,” Xiao wrote in his memoir