to the homepage of Grandmaster Brian Jones’ Integrated Kun Tao. Grandmaster Brian has been studying and teaching Martial Arts for 60 years, he has been a student of some legendary teachers and is a link back to an earlier age when martial arts were studied and taught for martial purposes, not just for sport or health purposes (although these a very valid reasons for studying a Martial Art).
Grandmaster Brian teaches and combines three Martial Arts Styles Tai Chi, Wing Chun and Escrima]. All three Arts (or styles) are taught separately and are then combined into a single system, Integrated Kun Tao.
The Integrated Kun Tao organisation is like a family, with male and female members all ages, from 8 to 80, and is taught in countries across Europe. Classes are fun and relaxed and are taught in a way that is accessible to all, each Instructor has a wealth of experience and teach because they enjoy teaching not simple because they have a black belt.
If you are interested in trying a class please see the club page you would be most welcome to train.
Integrated Kun Tao - Tai Chi Chuan workshop in Belgium
On a chilly morning at the end October Grand Master Brian Jones left British shores to visit his student Tim Waterschoot in Waasmunster, Belgium, Grand Master Brian was as usual accompanied by Master Ricky Crofts.
The purpose of the visit was for Grand Master Brian to, once again, share his Integrated Kun Tao Tai Chi system with Tim and his students; Tim has been teaching the Integrated Tai Chi system for the last 24 months in Belgium.
Over the course of the weekend Grand Master Brian focussed on the first section of the Tai Chi form breaking down each individual movement of the form showing the correct body position, weight transference and weight distribution.
Once everyone was comfortable with the movement the martial applications were taught, the subtle but effectiveness of the Integrated Kun Tao Tai Chi system quickly became clear to all.
Grand Master Brian explained that although there are numerous health benefits in learning Tai Chi Chuan it is also a very effective martial art, in fact the earliest recorded martial art: Grand Master Brian showed and then taught how with a small amount of body movement, done in the correct away, a strong attack can be easily be redirected with no force! Grand Master Brian referred to this as “investing in loss”.
During the seminar Master Ricky and Tim gave demonstrations of the Tai Chi Broad Sword form and an interpretation of the Tai Chi form with a Samurai sword, respectively. Both showed how beautiful but deadly Tai Chi can be.
Along with members from Tim’s Tai Chi and Escrima Clubs there were also attendees from " die bonner schule" and "SG. Benefeld-Cordingen" in Germany and from the Ju-Jitsu club "Vlaamse Jutsoka Merksem".
Grandmaster Brian Jones visits Sweden
During the first weekend in September Col accompanied Grandmaster Brian Jones and Master Ricky Crofts to Malmo in Sweden where they officiated at the opening of the 'Headquarters School for Kung Fu Sweden'.
Sifu Henrik (www.kung-fu.se) had opened his school to students and the public for a weekend of free training in Wing Chun, Escrima, Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Kids Kung Fu and more!
Joined by his students from all over Sweden, they had a great weekend training and catching up on how their classes are developing.
Grandmaster Brian Jones' Summer Camp
This year will once again see us spending a long weekend training Tai Chi out in the sun at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough with Grandmaster Brian Jones and Master Ricky Crofts. This 4 day event will be attended by Instructors and Students from Belgium, Sweden, Germany and the UK, and is an amazing opportunity to really develop your Tai Chi Chuan - mentally and physically.
Training is open to students of all abilities, and although it will mainly focus on the Tai Chi part of Grandmaster Brian's Integrated Kun Tao system, there will also be opportunities to look at the other parts including Wing Chun, Escrima, Tai Chi Weapons, Chi Kung, and more!
- Friday 17th August - Monday 20th August, 11am-5pm each day
- Ferry Meadows – Peterborough
- £20 per day
Especially made for use in Integrated Kun Tao, Came into being while having a pint in the Botolph Arms with friends and instructors.
The shape of the blade used was sent to us from mainland china by an agricultural firm, to whom we are most indebted. The hilt was then designed by myself (Grand Master Brian Jones), Master Alan Broom and Master Ricky Crofts.
Made of steel, the sword and Kuntaoie knives are being skilfully handmade for sale alongside my book: A Kun Tao Integrated Form of Three Ancient Martial Arts.
We are open for seminars to teach the two forms which the Kuntaoie weapons were designed for.