- May 22, 2016
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The thing about lineages in Chinese martial arts is a lot of people claim them based on the fact they trained with the guy a couple times. And in CMA that is not how it works. If it was I would have a lineage to the Chen Family from Chen Zhenglei, 2 lineages to Yip Man, a couple to different Bagua families and at least 3 in Xingyiquan, Heck While I'm at it I might as well claim a Chen family lineage to Chen Xiawang too because I once had a rather long, and interesting, phone conversation with Ren Guangyi about Chen Taijiquan. But the reality of lineage in the CMA world is I have none of those. So be careful when asking about lineages in CMA.
What I do have
Chen Changxing > Yang Luchan > Yang Jianhou > Yang Chengfu > Tung Ying Chieh > My Shifu > Me
Chen Chingping > Wu Yuxiang > Li Yiyu > Hao Weizhang > Li Hsiang Yuan > Tung Ying Chieh > My Shifu > Me
Agreed. I am also not big on Lineage, you can learn from the creator of a system but that doesn't mean squat about how well you perform. That said for the two arts I currently study... (Using only 20th century personages, I think the first in each is well known enough to be a fair starting point, especially the Kali that is second since it is Guro Dan's system)
Yip Man>William Cheung>Keith Mazza>My Sifu/Guro>me
Dan Inosanto>Paul Vunak>James Keating>My Sifu/Guro>Me.