Mr. Casey is the main contributor through James
Cravens in particular the Chinese Boxing Synthesis philosophy. This
relates a good part to the martial studies in CBII. Mr. Casey taught a
focus on boxing principles while respecting the individual arts as
taught to him by several teachers primarily in Taiwan. The mind
technique of Mr. Casey was his strength as his art was very practical.
If ever there is such a thing as "smart boxing", Mr. Casey
would certainly be a contributor. He died early and his thinking is
surely missed by all of us at CBII.
Chen Xiaoxing is the brother of Chen Xiaowang and
CBII hosted him for the first time in the US this year (2007). We list
him as a contributor as he continued the teaching and message that his
brother does twice a year for CBII. He continues to run the school in
Tao Ping Siang
Dr. Tao Ping Siang taught Mr. Casey for many
years. Mr. Casey died in 1986 and Mr. Cravens was able to begin hosting
Master Tao in FL and at other spots starting in 1990. Joe Rea Phillips,
a CBII instructor was also able to host Master Tao in Nashville for
several years. CBII was also able to derive many things about Master
Tao's technique through Nathan Menaged who was Master Tao's senior
student of Water Boxing and Taiji. Nathan gave of himself to come with
Master Tao and help us in the seminars on several occasions.
Chen Quanzhong and Yan Gaofei
Yan Gaofei began teaching Mr. Cravens Chen Taiji
in 1995. He brought his master Chen Quanzhong from Xian, China over to
the states on three occasions. He would stay for a month and teach
privately and teach seminars as well. Master Chen is 19th generation
master of Chen Taiji. Master Chen is known for his older method of Large
Frame Chen Taiji.
Chen Xiaowang is a 19th generation Master of Chen
Taiji and is probably the best well know Chen Master who spreads the art
internationally. Mr. Cravens began hosting him in 2003. In 2006 Master
Chen took Mr. Cravens as an indoor student along with others at a
ceremony in Chen Village.