Making Taiji Work for You,
a book of technique, body
mechanics, drills and much more
as taught by Master Hu
Master George Ling Hu (His site within Eight Directions Publishing website)
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 1940s. At age eleven, Master Hu became a student of Master Han Ching Tang, studying Shaolin Temple Boxing and Tai Chi Chuan. 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 Tai Chi Chuan. In addition, he has studied the Character system with Master Shoung Cheng Shun, Chi Kung with Master Kun Shen-teh from Shanghai, Tai Chi Chuan with Master Shih Ming in Beijing's Purple Bamboo Park, Shan Shie style of Hsing I with Master Wu Chao-shung, Sun Style of Pa Kua and Hsing I with General Stewart Ho, Shuai Chiao (Chinese judo), Chin Na (joint twisting and locking techniques), Nei Kung, Yoga, and therapeutic massage.
Master Hu is a member of the Chinese Tai Chi Chuan Association, a select society which it is a rare honor and privilege to be elected to join. He has served on its Research Committee, which is devoted to the scientific evaluation of Tai Chi Chuan, 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 Tai Chi Chuan 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 to the U.S. in 1969, Master Hu has taught Tai Chi Chuan and Kung Fu classes at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, Governor's State University and the College of Dupage. At Roosevelt University he taught Tai Chi Chuan in the Physical Education Department, while completing a course of cultural studies in Chinese Philosophy and Tai Chi Chuan in the Anthropology Department. Each year, for more than fifteen years, he has given over ten demonstrations and workshops of Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan 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 teaches Chi Kung and Internal Style Martial Arts in Houston, Texas, where he also maintains an active practice of traditional Chinese Healing (acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, etc.). He consults on a regular basis with local hospitals and has been featured on local media shows.