History of Hsiu Lung Tao
Is HSIU LUNG TAO? Well the literal translation is
Little Dragons Way, however it's more than just a name!
Hsiu Lung Tao is a street defence orientated martial art
based on the late (great) Bruce Lees Jeet Kune Do concepts.
The art began its roots in the late seventies founded by
Sifu John Carrigan and John's top student and training partner
Martin Sterling. Martin has now sadly passed away.
As well as holding several other black belts, John is also a fully qualified
JKD instructor under Sifu Richard Bustillo and has nearly 40 years of martial
arts training behind him.
The aim of the HLT Curriculum is to help a person grow as a martial artist by
exposing them to various ideas and training methods, producing a well rounded
knowledgeable practitioner capable of handling themselves in the appropriate
manner should the need arise. HLT is a Jeet Kune Do concept art which adheres
to Bruce Lee's philosophy of combat, but it also draws from John's experiences
throughout the years, not only from martial arts and fighting, but also from,
Philosophy and Psychology, areas John has studied in depth and put to great use
in his every day life and teachings.
Hsiu Lung Tao consists of certain elements and concepts taken from many martial
arts, such as Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Western Boxing,Thai Boxing, Kali-Eskrima,
Pencak Silat, Fencing, Savate Jujitsu, Aikido and several more, but Jun Fan Jeet
Kune Do is the over riding art which all of the other arts play a part in. HLT
training is organised into Phases (five in all), and once you reach phase five
(Black Sash or Black Sash Instructor) you then have enough tools and experience
to live in the moment and create your own Jeet Kune Do.
Adapt like a shadow. Respond like an echo. Reflect like a mirror.
Flow like water
and strike like lightning.