|Having had the chance to learn directly from some of the most legendary masters of the 20th century, most importantly the highly respected and mysterious Grandmaster Chiao, Master Kao represents the true spirit of the ancient Chinese arts during these modern times.|
With his decades of travel around the world and
his exposure to a wide variety of different cultures, Master Kao has an uncanny
ability to transmit the wisdom of the ancients to the mind of the modern
practitioners. Not only is his martial ability and technique without parallel
in today's world, it is his ability to take the often complicated matters of
internal development and translate them into something understandable to his
student that makes Master Kao truly unique. Not to mention his compassion,
tirelessly helping anyone with a sincere wish to learn the secrets of Chinese Internal Arts.
One of Master Kao's students, Steve Cotter, the global strong man and fitness phenomena, a lifelong martial arts practitioner and a coach to black belt BJJs and UFC Champions said about Master Kao:
"I have recently had the great fortune to be accepted as a student to a most incredible qigong and gong fu master. Master Kao can throw me around the room like a rag doll with effortless motion. His level of power and knowledge of qigong is without peer."
"the most important thing is to just do it, to practice. And to help others." - Master Kao.
It was never within the young Master Kao's plan to start teaching martial arts. Yet only two years into practicing, under his then Master's request, he was already teaching. To the great benefit of his students and future generations to come, according to his own words, "it just happened".
Master Kao is a lineage holder in some of the most significant lineages for all three important internal martial arts; Hsing-I, Bagua Chang, and Tai Chi.
In the late 70s, Master Kao started to teach Xi Sui Gong to selected students in
Malaysia and Singapore, including top government officials and leading business
figures. Some of which remain his loyal students up until to date. In 1988 Master
Kao moved to the US where he later started teaching a number of senior students
the martial arts systems, practice and studying of which he had dedicated much
of his life to.
Master Kao has stayed true to the traditional style of teaching martial arts privately in a one-to-one setting and has never organized a seminar or other group teaching for the public. Master Kao passes on his teaching in accordance with old Chinese saying "if there are 6 ears, don't teach".
"One is practice, and do you know what is the other? Help others." - Master Kao
Xi Sui Gong is a powerful method of Taoist Qi Gong. The name means the washing of the bone marrow. Bone marrow is found in the spine and is responsible for the generation of stem cells, out of which blood and other vital cells are created from.
Bone marrow plays a central role in our body, with everything from the immune system to brain function depending on it. Actually, without bone marrow, the systems of the body will seize to operate. So not only is bone marrow generation essential to longevity and well-being, we can not live without it.
In Chinese, there is the saying that man can live a few months without food, a few days without water, a few minutes without breathing, but not a single moment without Chi. In such a way we can see how bone marrow is very much connected with the concept of Chi at a physical level. At the level of our blood and the function of our organs, including the brain, it is healthy bone marrow function that runs the show.
When we are young and our body's natural generative systems function well, the bone marrow found in our spine is of white color. As we age and the generative aspect of our body weakens, our bone marrow becomes stagnant and dirty and changes its physical color to yellow. With a regular practice of Xi Sui Gong, the practitioner can "wash" his own bone marrow and return it to its original clean state and white color. This is an actual physical change in our bone marrow, one we can get as a result from dedicated Xi Sui Gong practice.
In his seminal book about the Xi Sui Gong, Grandmaster Chiao stated that bone marrow is also connected to the way our brain functions. Only a few years after his passing in 2003, Western scientist found proof that suggests also brain cell renewal being directly connected with the healthy function of the bone marrow.
The advantages of Xi Sui Gong practice include that it is easy to learn, the effects are easily observed, and the practice has no adverse effects. The training process is easy and safe and can be undertaken alone based on the instructions received from the Master. This is exceptional within the ancient Taoist practices, which often require long periods of training in seclusion before the results can be seen. This makes Xi Sui Gong ideal form of internal practice for anyone with the sincere wish for longevity and well-being.
Xi Sui Gong is a form of internal practice referred to as Nei Gong. It is an exercise that focuses on the internal aspect as opposed to the external spect. Internal practices are performed mainly with the inner body. Conversely, Wai Gong (external art) are those types of Qi Gong which are based on the external movements of the body and muscles.
Nei Gong practices are often more complex than their external counterparts, involving the focus on internal organs, individual parts of the body, circulatory and other systems of the body. While this is true, it is also true that by practicing diligently, these seemingly complicated techniques become natural and easy for the practitioner to execute in any given situation.
Each school of the Chinese martial arts possesses its own secrets regarding the training of Nei Gong, which varies in ease of training and the speed and extent of accomplishment. Traditional schools of martial arts always balance the training of Nei and Wai Gong. A good foundation of the Nei Gong is essential to ensure a lasting (with respect to age) source of fitness, strength, and energy.
The before highly secretive Xi Sui Gong practice consists of 3 sets of main practices and 12 supplemental techniques. Generally, Taoist Qi Gong is practiced first to generate body chemicals that collectively contain our vital energy, mainly in form of measurable changes in our hormonal production and balance. The practice is also focused on improving the circulation of those vital energies throughout our body. As the initial result, the practitioner will experience a feeling of rejuvenation and tangible changes in the way the body's key systems, such as metabolism, work effectively and harmoniously.
A more advanced level of Xi Sui Gong involves a significant improvement in cognitive function and a general clarification of the practitioner's mental processes. By this time, the practitioner has developed a strong command of his external and internal body, together with a clear mental awareness accompanied by a sharp intellect. The final stage of the practice is connected with spiritual enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings and marks the true meaning and purpose of Xi Sui Gong.
Master Kao is the Chief Instructor of Xi Sui Gong, and one of the few disciples of the legendary Chiao Chang Hung who was the first to make the previously secretive system available to the public through his disciples.
Master Kao continues to teach his students in the US, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore and still occasionally accepts new students on the basis of their sincere wish to improve their lives through Chinese internal arts. Master Kao only teaches in a private one-to-one setting and warns against the danger of practicing Xi Sui Gong through books, seminars, or teachers that do not come from the qualified lineage. Xi Sui Gong is a very powerful internal practice, and as much as it can heal and clear the mind, it can take the practitioner without proper guidance rapidly to the opposite direction as well.
Master Kao currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his family and travels regularly to Taiwan and Malaysia to teach his many students. To contact Master Kao, please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org