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by gallenbenson
March 21st, 2007, 2:45 pm
Forum: Philosophies and Concepts in the Arts
Topic: The Flow.
Replies: 1
Views: 3959

Hi, There is a simple explanation for your experience. The energetic alignments within your gung fu movement, in combination with your focus, opened some internal energy channels. Being fully 'present' was key in your experience of this 'flow' as you refer to it. If you would have shifted your focus...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:44 am
Forum: History
Topic: Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 11450

No I didn't. I never doubted his ability, and wasn't interested in being on the receiving end. I recall him talking about, I believe, Artis Simmons in regards to speed. Something about his tournament fighting, and how he would notice his big toe move before he would punch, and that it was a done dea...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:42 am
Forum: History
Topic: Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 11450

GGM Reeders always spoke about the speed of a movement. He would talk about a demo he did when he was teaching in NY. Having a policeman from the audience try to shoot him. He always said a 'good' kung fu movement happened in 1/4000 of a second, and a bullet only travelled at 1200th. So, no contest....
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:40 am
Forum: History
Topic: Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 11450

Stories

Hi, GGM was always willing to demonstrate his skills. I recall a student I met a few times at his house in Albuquerque, who took him up on a claim that he could jump onto the roof of his house. GGM scheduled a time for him to come to his house to demonstrate. This student told me he brought his came...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:38 am
Forum: History
Topic: War Story
Replies: 1
Views: 4143

War Story

Hello- I had one story to share that GGM Reeders told me. It is quite a story, and I had some reluctance to post it because of that. Please keep in mind I heard this story over 30 years ago. GGMR was talking about serving in the Dutch marines, in the islands. He spoke of training his men in kung fu....
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:31 am
Forum: GGM Willem A. Reeders
Topic: Bio - by Sifu George Reyngoudt
Replies: 21
Views: 43394

Hi George, It is my first name. My last name is Benson. That said, you can see what I look like on my website, gallenbenson.com! My wife did a drawing of me that I use in my profile. I included the memory of this Russian wrestling thing, as I wanted to share 'whatever' I recall, be it more or less a...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:29 am
Forum: GGM Willem A. Reeders
Topic: Bio - by Sifu George Reyngoudt
Replies: 21
Views: 43394

Hi Mike, It was his father I was referring to, not his grandfather. I just have a vague recollection about this, that mainly stemmed from a very clear memory of this one story concerning a family discussion in GGM's home about what technique/style is the most powerful , or something like that.. I re...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:23 am
Forum: GGM Willem A. Reeders
Topic: Bio - by Sifu George Reyngoudt
Replies: 21
Views: 43394

Hi Jerry, I am located in Minneapolis, MN. I stopped practicing fighting technique a number of years ago. Most of my background was in Wing Chun, Yuen Kay Shan style. I learned iron shirt qigong at that time, and I still practice that, for health. About 15 years ago I left an active martial arts pra...
by gallenbenson
December 7th, 2006, 11:22 am
Forum: GGM Willem A. Reeders
Topic: Bio - by Sifu George Reyngoudt
Replies: 21
Views: 43394

GGM Willem Reeders

Hello, It was nice to find this forum online dedicated to GGM Reeders. I was fortunate to have studied with GGM Reeders in Albuquerque, NM. The year would have been 1973-74. I took private lessons from Lui Seong five nights a week, for about a year. It has been interesting viewing websites talking a...