|The Green Dragon Society & Brotherhood
Chi Tao Ch'uan Gung Fu
A Recent History
1662, prior to this date the Society had been a Taoist Mystical affiliation. But Kang Hsi, 2nd Sovereign Ts?ing Dynasty, issued the infamous Sacred Edict, where-in he ordered drastic measures to be taken against the Buddhists and Taoists.
Especially persecuted were Taoist Societies, which he ordered to be treated as criminals. Specifically mentioned were the ?White Lotus? and ?Hung?. These two Mystic Networks were allied together.
These historical facts explain the transformation from a purely quasi-religious organization or Pure Thought Mystical School of Tao, into an underground Secret Society. Political and revolutionary ideas entered the Brotherhood, whose purpose became the overthrow of the Manchus while continuing to dedicate to the practice of Taoist Alchemy and Immortalist Techniques.
From 1662 onward the Society adopted numerous aliases or name changes. The growth of the Triad Society in it?s many forms and it?s wide ramifications is a striking phenomena. This was the beginning of the modern era of the Green Dragon Society.
Most Masters, Adepts and Disciples of the Chi Tao Ch?uan Gung-Fu Temple and Monastery System are generally not interested in self-glorification and personal promotion. The Art is what is important. The Art dates to antiquity and has continued to exist through the self-less efforts of a long chain of Teachers to Disciples.
Each DVD represents many months to years of regular study. Full depth is not possible with time constraints, yet the knowledge can be immediately gleaned by discerning martial artists. These are not empty moves, but packed with teachings.