Israel pak hok pai

sifu zachy shohat

Sifu zachy shohat Began studying his martial arts in 1982 at the age of 10.
In his early years he studied Japanese martial arts, and as years went by, he began to study a combination of karate and kung fu styles. Later he began studying Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung. At the age of 21, after serving the army, and as a natural step for him, he began to teach. At 24, he realized that his great desire is to learn a traditional complete system of kung fu, even if the path will be long and hard.

In 1996, Zachy got interested with the method of White Crane kung fu system (pak hok pai). He started searching for information about the system, and teachers in which he could learn the art from. After six months of searching, he still could not find a teacher and decided to fly to New-York, hoping to find one there. Indeed, after three days, he happened to find the pak hok pai school of sifu Ton Fai Chan. He enrolled the school, and started learning every thing from start, without a second thought. He joined the regular classes and also studied privately from the master. Not long after, and after he was found worthy, he received the authorization of his sifu, to open a school, and to teach the system in, In 1998 the first Israeli pai hok pai school was opened by him.

In 2002, sifu ton fai chan sent zachy to learn pak hok  from his kung fu brother, Sifu Cheung Kwok Wah in Hong Kong. Sifu cheung kwok wha, is now his official master, which he visit every year with his students, to lean and to be part of a long last tradition.

For zachy shohat, the martial art was a self-discovery tool right from his childhood beginning, and not just as a form of self-defense and martial ability. For him it was then, as today, a way for internal understandings about the nature of man. He always looked at what motivates him to go threw this special way, and doubts about it, were an integral part of his everyday training. These doubts led him to understand that by these training, he has been doing all his life, he fulfills himself and his nature. Martial art for him is a way to know life, to learn, to open the mind, and to get enjoyment. He sees the fighting in the art as a tool in which all internal insights are expressed in acts of extreme situation, so the body and mind should be united to survive.

As an integral part of the art, both as a long extensive tradition of pak hok pai system, and a holistic personal perspective about himself, Zachy is practicing healing methods:.
For two years he studied privately from Anati Tepller, energetic medical Qigong - the internal work of the lotus flower - lien hua nei gong).
from AlfonsTarchel, he learnd the method of an-mo - chinese orthopedic massage and dry needling.
He has a clinic in his home, where he treats people successfully.

Sifu zachy Shohat, Demonstrating Tei Sat Kune, At The Kung Fu Corner Held at Hong Kong Kawloon Park  

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