Aims & Objectives of this Section.
This section reproduces published articles regarding Chinese martial arts, philosophy and history. This is original work and full Copyright control is asserted. The writing presented is a blend of two distinct and balanced perspectives which 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 traditional Chinese martial arts, (as conveyed within family lineages), and the spirituality that has defined and accompanied these practices down through the ages. The Ch'an Dao School did not develop in Modern times and can not be limited to an interpretation based upom the limitations associatied with a Modernistic (materialist) framework of reference.
It is a Chinese Classical School, adhering to the teachings and principles of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. It has survived into the present age due to the hardwork of the Hakka people, and it is the intention of the author to preserve the subjective Hakka traditions within a framework of objective academic study. These many strands of knowledge and practice have served as the foundation and inspiration for many of the following articles. This section will also include occasional articles covering related and unrelated subjects, as well as translations of Chinese texts into English.
Published Articles - Adrian Chan-Wyles Ph.D: