Aims & Objectives of this Section.
This section reproduces published (and unpublished) articles regarding Chinese martial arts, philosophy and history. This is my original work and I assert full Copyright control over its material. The writing presented here is a blend of two distinct and balanced perspectives. They are:
1) An objective academic study.
2) A subjective traditional viewpoint.
These two diverse approaches to the presentation of a perceived reality are in essence of equal validity and are both important for the preservation of the traditional Chinese martial arts as conveyed within family lineages, and the spirituality that has defined and accompanied this practice. The Ch'an Dao school is not modern and can not be limited by an interpretation based upon a purely modernistic framework of reference.
It is a Chinese Classical school, adhering to the teachings and principles of Laozi, Confucius and the Lord Buddha. It has survived into the present age due to the hardwork of the Hakka people, and it is the intention of the author that it is the Hakka traditions that are preserved within a framework of objective academic investigation. These many strands of knowledge and practice have served as the foundation and inspiration for the following articles.
This section will also include the occasional article regarding related subjects, and not so obviously related subjects.
Published Articles - Adrian Chan-Wyles Ph.D:
Buddhist Articles - Shi Da Dao