Why is these website in english?
People maybe wonder why a german guy makes a website in english. At least it’s his native language. But there are many reasons to make these website in english, one of the main reasons is the target group in english is much bigger then in german. Even you want to travel to China, you have to speak at least english, but mostly chinese only speak his native language and maybe Mandarin too.
What is the meaning of “Jianhuren”? And why this name?
Jianhuren is the Pinyin without the tones of the chinese charaters 监护人. This means “guardian” in English. I choose this name cos my name Sascha is from Greek and means “guardian”. So, it is just the best translation of my name into Chinese.
I choose this name cos this website has more than one topic. It’s not only about Wudang Kung Fu or internal martial arts, it is also about Wudangshan, living in China, chinese culture and the language as well. So I decided to use this name which can become a brand and is easier to remember for chinese people.
My name is Sascha Ahlers. I come from Apen which is located in the north-west of Germany. I love martial arts since I’m 9 years old. At this time I get my first training in Judo. Unfortunately I had to take a break for health reasons.
After this I restarted with Judo, later I switched to Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi. While this time I already traveled to China to train Wudang Tai Chi for 5 weeks. Finally I quited my job as an IT specialist to live in Wudangshan (China). There I’m practise Wudang Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Actually I stay in the Wudang Kung Fu Academy (chinese name: 武当师行功夫馆) till the end of August 2015.
Why I’m study Kung Fu
After I have told that I will study Kung Fu in China, the most people asked me if I will open an martial arts studio. My answer in this point was only I don’t know. Actually it is not my plan. At first I just do this for myself.
- I want to keep my health.
- I want to increase my health as well.
- I want to take new expirences. This means to see an another country, cluture and system and to try out new things. To it belongs traditional chinese medicine, other tastes of food and everything else.
- I want to learn the real and imported stuff. This means the real fighting stuff, especially the internal martial arts technics.
- And the most imported thing is, I just like to do it.
Reasons for this blog
One main reason to open this blog was that many of my old colleagues asking me, if I would wrote a blog about my experiences in China. But even many of my family, circle of friends and acquaintances interested in getting information about my activities in China.
At least it is a good possibility to reconsider my knowledge about Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong as well.
My coaches in Kung Fu and Tai Chi
October 2009 till May 2014
- 师父 R.-J. Loewel (9. Toan)
- R. Wichmann (4. Toan)
- J. Poenisch
- H. Pöttcher
September 2012 in China
- Xiang (太极一百八式 – Tai Chi 108 form)
- Li Yuan Fei (meditation: 道教动静气功 – Daojiao Dongjing Qigong)
- 卢健 Lù jiàn (basics of Tai Chi and Qigong)
- 师父陈师行 Chén shīxíng (correction of 太极一百八式)
26th August 2014 till 28th July 2015
- 成家义 Chéng jiāyì (general Couch)
- 谢小红 Xiè xiǎohóng (道教动静气功 – Daojiao Dongjing Qigong)
- ??? (太极三丰剑 – Tai Chi Sanfeng Jian)
- 唐伟 Táng wěi (五行气功 – Wuxing Qigong)
15th October 2015 till 15th November 2015
- 许微含 Xǔwēihán (style: 玄武派 – Xuanwupai) Basic Training for Tai Chi (内功 – internal power，站桩 – standing meditation)