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Buddha Kung Fu eNEWS Newsletter


November 2011

Buddha Zhen to Learn Lion Dance in Las Vegas

Buddha Kung Fu, "The school for making Buddhas™,"
was founded in 2008 by Buddha Zhen, using the Northern Shaoiin and Yang Tai Chi curriculums of
his Shaolin Chi Mantis traditional Buddhist Gongfu school.

BKF_eNEWS November 2011
Official newsletter of Buddha Kung Fu.

Financial Problems Motivate Buddha Zhen to Learn Lion Dancing

Buddha Zhen's Tai Mantis school brother, Reverend Steve Baugh, has offered to supply Buddha Zhen with room and board for the next year while teaching BZ the art of Chinese Lion Dancing. His Shaolin Lohan School makes over $150,000 per year at this. He's been trying to get BZ to learn this for a decade.

With the financial collapse of our school and Buddha Zhen's family being evicted from their Montrose home, it appears the wisest decision to make.

Current students will be taught up until Christmas when BZ leaves for Las Vegas.

L.A. Parks & Recreeation is aware of Buddha Zhen's Las Vegas journey and will keep several classes open if the students will continue to attend them. Disciples Shawn and Jessica can lead these classes.

Unsure of whether he'll be establishing a permanent school in Las Vegas, Buddha Zhen is keeping the door open to return to his students on a monthly basis, and return permanently in the next year after learning the Chinese Lion Dance routines.

YMCA classes will be suspended at Christmas also, with no one booked to keep these classes ongoing.


1. -- Buddha Kung Fu EVENTS --

SCM, BKF, TCY Annual Chinese Tournament Cancelled

Due to a lack of attendance and lack of promotion, we will cancel next month's tournament.

Perhaps, next year, with Buddha Zhen's new lion dancing abilitities... this will be the best event ever.

Buddha Kung Fu Tournaments:

Buddha Kung Fu Push Hands Tournaments:

Buddha Kung Fu Push Hands Seminars:

Shaolin Chi Mantis Push Hands Rules:

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2. -- HOMEPAGE of Buddha Kung Fu --

Online Lessons From Las Vegas?

We've trying to offer these online classes for several years. Now, perhaps the current students will be motivated to get these going for their own self-interests.

The Superintendant of CV Park has offered their computer system and monitors to aid in Buddha Zhen conducting these web classes in the park auditorium. Another martial arts instructor taught his students in this manner for many months when he moved to Hawaii.

This will be an interesting testing ground for our online classes.

ONLINE CLASSES:      (Choose GONGFU or TAIJIQUAN classes.)

HOMEPAGE of Buddha Kung Fu:

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3. -- Online Kung Fu and Tai Chi --

Seminars of Buddha Zhen

With Buddha Zhen residing in Las Vegas, his returns each month to Los Angeles should be special events for his existing students and offered to other martial artists and other students who can be registered for these Kung Fu and Tai Chi seminars.

Plan to attend each and every one of these seminars, as they will be the only time Buddha Zhen can teach you personally.

Hopefully the web classes will keep classes running and students advancing.

Online GONGFU PRIVATE Lessons:


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4. -- Buddha Kung Fu DEMO TEAM --

BKF Demo Team Ready for Action

Although Buddha Zhen supplies the final performances and MC's the shows, the BKF Demo Team should practice without Buddha Zhen so that the school can perform in his absence.

Submit your ideas for adding a couple routines to replace Buddha Zhen's performances.

YouTube Video of SCM Bagua Staff Drill:

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5. -- BOOKS of Buddha Kung Fu --

History of Zen from A to Z book

This is an amusing book by Richard Del Connor / Buddha Zhen.

Every student should read it. Especially before their friends read it.

Bring your comments, compliments, and questions to Buddha Zhen. He'll answer them during class so that all students can have a better understanding of this controversial book.

Currently, only the PDF book is available from Shaolin Communications. Next year, the ebook version will be available.

Buddha Kung Fu BOOKS:

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6. -- MUSIC of Buddha Kung Fu --

How to Start the Tai Chi Form with "Night Blue Sky" Song

Unlike the "Tai Chi Magic" song, which has 4 measures, or 4 breaths before the Tai Chi Form starts, the "Night Blue Sky" song has only 3 measures or 3 breaths before starting the Tai Chi Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis.

Let's practice this together before Buddha Z leaves for Vegas. The start is a little tricky.

Tai Chi Magic at

Tai Chi Magic at


Videos of Buddha Zhen:

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7. -- STUFF of Buddha Kung Fu --

Buddha Kung Fu Christmas Presents

Promote our school while promoting Christmas. Give T-shirts and other merchandise of Buddha Kung Fu, Tai Chi Youth, and Shaolin Chi Mantis for Christmas presents.

Order them now so you get them before Christmas.

T-SHIRTS of Buddha Kung Fu:

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8. -- Buddhism NEWS --

Buddha Kung Fu Founded in 2008

Thanks to all the students and disciples who spent 2007 creating our new Buddha Kung Fu school.

Along with the the books by Buddha Zhen, this curriculum was designed to be the best Shaolin Kung Fu program in the world, especially for Americans. "Doable by Americans," was our motto in 2007 and 2008.

It is very disappointing our school did not take off and make a profit in the last few years.

GIve us your suggestions.

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9. -- KUNG FU News --

Graduation Ceremony

Perhaps, when we look at the past of Shaolin Chi Mantis, Tai Chi Youth, and our Buddha Kung Fu school, we can see that all these schools were most successful when the students were most successful in attaining their belt ranks.

On first glance, this appears to be less the credit of Buddha Zhen pushing the students to keep up or accomplish the Belt Test Approvals. It seems that in the past few years, Buddha Zhen has been pushing the students more, but attaining less belt rank advancements.

What appears to affect the numbers graduating was an internal competition and cooperation among the students to keep up with the program.

Perhaps the added difficulty of the bookwork readings of the Buddha Kung Fu Student Manual, slowed things down. But some disciples went out of their way to print up copies of the book for other students.

The purpose and design of the Buddha Kung Fu Student Manual was to motivate and inspire students to achieve more. This was somehow not accomplished as planned.

Bring your suggestions, compliments, comments, and Belt Test Forms for our Annual Membership Meeting this month. Our school has evolved a lot since 1992 when Buddha Zhen first founded Shaolin Chi Mantis.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES of Buddha Kung Fu, Shaolin Chi Mantis, and Tai Chi Youth:

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10. -- TAI CHI News --

Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis

Be proud of our Tai Chi Short Form designed by Buddha Zhen. Intended to be traditional, it has evolved slightly and been altered to accommodate the many lessons intended for students of Shaolin Chi Mantis.

Since 1984, when Buddha Zhen taught this to a student for the first time after graduating Tai Mantis Federation in Torrance, Buddha Zhen has developed his teaching style and proven the benefits and effectiveness of this Kung Fu form by teaching hundreds of students and learning from their experiences and health benefits attained by this Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis.

As Buddha Zhen prepares for his Las Vegas departure he is also anxious to seek new Tai Chi knowledge from his Daoist Master, Reverend Baugh, who also is a Bagua and Hsing-I master.

Disciples Shawn and Jessica are capable of teaching the first semester of Buddha Kung Fu, and with their future advancements will be capable of teaching students higher belt rank levels.

As your older brother and older sister of Buddha Kung Fu, they are to be respected as your Assistant Instructors, and trusted as you'd trust your Shifu. They represent Buddha Zhen, and all students represent their Buddha Kung Fu school.

Be good and do good. That's what good people do.


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11. -- Podcasts, Radio Shows, and Television Interviews of BUDDHA ZHEN --

"BUDDHISM BASICS" of Shaolin Zen

Study the "Buddhism Basics" at your Shaolin Zen CyberTemple.

Some students possess these podcasts and should share them with their fellow students.

All students of Buddha Kung Fu are expected to be familiar with the Buddhist basic lessons of Shaolin Zen.

As these spiritual lessons point out, you can be of any faith or religion and be a Buddhist also.

WEB BLOG of the Zen Buddhist Podcast of Shaolin Zehn:

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