Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 – Part 19
“Thinking of the past, wearing my armour and my weapons, fighting against the enemy, many times in danger. Heaven blessed me but now this is all no use. Now I am old and not so well, I keep myself busy and only keep Huang Ting Jing as company. In my leisure time I create my Kung Fu. At busy times I work in the fields and in my free time I teach my students, my son and grandchildren. Whether they become good or not, I do not mind…..”
So Huang Ting Jing 黄庭經was a very important book to Chen Wang Ting. He read it constantly when he was older and it helped him to improve his Kung Fu, which would eventually become Taijiquan. He taught students, his children and grandchildren, and he was no longer eager to fight against the Qing Government. He was happy to just be a farmer, an ordinary person and concentrate on creating his Kung Fu. Reading the Huang Ting Jing and teaching his children was all that he did and this helped him understand Dao, Kung Fu and Chinese medicine. His skill eventually became the Taijiquan that we practice today. I am sure he did not expect this. So what is the Huang Ting Jing?