Dr. Gregory Malszecki, Ph.D
Senior Scholar, School of Kinesiology & Health Science
Faculty of Health
Master Simon Hu, also trained in the lineage of Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping and Prof. Wang Ju Rong, is a superb teacher of Tai-Chi, Qi Gong, and Kung Fu. His teachers also include the eminent Chinese Tai-Chi Grandmaster Liu-Xin Gu and Grandmaster Bin-Quan He. I have been for many years one of his numerous fortunate students who are introduced not only to the effective techniques but as well to the sublimely meditative aspects of these arts
Master Hu began his training in China in 1968. While attracted to and adept in the techniques and martial aspects of Kung Fu and Tai-Chi, he also identifies strongly with these practices as a path towards spiritual awakening, signified by personal energy and health that can be extended to others. For two years he travelled the countryside as a “barefoot doctor” for rural residents, treating them with not only basic medicines but also techniques of recovery from his growing expertise. He then worked in a factory in Anhui Province while continuing to practice martial arts. He returned to his instruction as an outstanding student under Wang Ju Rong in Shanghai.
Master Hu immigrated to Canada in 1990. He has been active in the overseas Chinese martial arts community as judge in both Canada and the USA. In the intimacy of his classes and private sessions, he reveals his superior focus on the philosophy of tai chi theory for meditation and health. He shows the Way through his teaching of balance for optimal health and his perfect performance of form. He still studies the “Tao Te Ching” as a sourcebook that examines the subtler undercurrents of flowing energy ranging from quantum mechanics to whirling galaxies. His disciplined meditations connect martial arts practise with healing techniques like Qi Gong and daily self-cultivation following the Tao. The recognition of the human meridian system that forms the energy-body uncovers the singular essence of energy as unified. The more you can feel it, the more you sense the spiritual in the physical moves so that path to enlightenment opens one’s capacity for the highest quality of life. Health means wholeness as integration of body/mind/spirit.
As Master Simon Hu trains his students in Tai Chi theory, martial arts forms, and Qi Gong practices, his students see in his form the truth of the words he expresses to instruct on how to access the prime energy that is the Way. To see his beautiful stillness in motion is to understand there is much, much more than meets the eye. Once seen, never forgotten.
Master Simon Hu offers his students and clients increased energy, enhanced balance, relief from stress, heightened confidence, and methods of daily self-cultivation together with progressive ability in Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
Master Simon Hu shows in his splendid skill and knowledge a compelling example of how we all can achieve abundant health through these sublime arts that he shares with all who desire to learn, practice, and achieve.