George Ling Hu was born in 1942 in Chung King, China. He is the son of physicians of Western medicine and moved to Taipei, Taiwan in the late 1940’s. At age eleven Master Hu became a student of Master Han Ching Tang, studying Shaolin Temple boxing and Taijiquan. At age 15 he began to teach these martial art forms himself. Later under Master Wang Yen Nien he studied the secret Yang family form of Taijiquan. In addition, he has studied Character System with Master Shoung Chen Shun, Qi Kung with Master Kun Shen-teh from Shanghai, Taijiquan with Master Shih Ming in Beijing’s Purple Bamboo Park, Shan Shie style of Hsing I with Master Wu Chao-shug, Sun style of Bagua and Hsing I with General Stewart Ho, as well as Shuai Jiao (Chinese judo), Chin Na (joint twisting and locking techniques, Nei Gong, Yoga and therapeutic massage.
Master Hu is a member of the Chinese Taijiquan Association, a select society. It is a rare honor and privilege to be elected to join this society. He has served on its Research Committee, which is devoted to the scientific evaluation of Taijiquan, the study of its history, investigation of special training programs, and the study of the physiology of the exercise. He has also served on its Teaching Committee which is devoted to designing programs for Taijiquan instruction. In addition, Master Hu is a member of the National Kuo Shu (martial arts) Association of Taiwan, and of the Taiwan Yoga Association.
Since coming the the U.S. in 1969, Master Hu has taught Taijiquan and Kung Fu in classes and clubs at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, Governor’s State University and the College of Dupage. At Roosevelt University he taught Taijiquan in the Physical Education Department while completing a course of cultural studies in Chinese Philosophy and Taijiquan in the Anthropology Department. Each year, for more than thirty years, he has given over ten demonstrations and workshop of Kung fu and Taijiquan in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Washington D.C. and Texas During his martial arts career he has participated in over twenty-five Martial Arts tournaments, placing first in most competitions.
In addition to his martial arts distinctions, Master Hu holds graduate degrees in Geology and Mineralogy from both the University of Chicago and the National Taiwan University. He is a member of the Texas Acupuncture Association. He currently maintains a Qi Kung and Internal Style Martial Arts school in Houston, Tx where he also maintains an active practice of Traditional Chinese Healing (acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, etc.). Master Hu also teaches Taijiquan and Qi Kung for health at several institutions in Houston: The C. J. Jung Education Center, Methodist Hospital (as part of their employee wellness system) and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where Qi Kung is used to help cancer patients mitigate the effects of chemo and radiation.
Restricted Step Push Hands
Sunday 8:30 – 9:50 am