A Note From Master Ten Ton Tiger

Ascending Dragon Style Tai Chi


I created Ascending Dragon Style Tai Chi in a time of crisis for myself.  I had been a head bouncer at a Samoan night club in Seatac, for 5 years.  I found myself in the cemetery on the top of Capitol Hill in Downtown Seattle.  I had long been a student of Bruce Lee‘s martial philosophy, though never a student specifically of his martial art style.  I had been trained by Michael Cairnes who had studied under Frank Dux, but was also a competitive martial artist that had competed against Benny the Jet Urquidez 3 times in his career I believe it was.






Michael was very talented and knowledgeable not just about Dux Ryu, he taught Pankration the Greco-roman version of Aikido and judo or joint manipulation.  His main discipline was Muay Thai kick boxing.  One month he trained me just on my punches and I got so fast and accurate that…

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