THE HISTORY OF TAI TSUNG KUNG FU ASSOCAITION

TAI TSUNG KUNG FU

 

T’ai Tsung Kung Fu Association

The name T'ai Tsung was chosen for the Association to commemorate the support for the Shaolin monks by T'ai Tsung, the first emperor of the T'ang dynasty around 695 AD. Legend maintains that the Shaolin temple at the foot of the Song Shan Mountain was built around 495 AD by the royal decree of the emperor Hsiao-Wen. Two hundred years later the emperor T'ai Tsung appealed to the fighting monks to help him defeat the usurper general Wang-Shih-Ch'ung. The Shaolin monks aided the emperor and together defeated Wang. In recognition of their meritorious deeds the emperor conferred upon Shaolin the title "Number One Monastery Under Heaven".

The History T’ai Tsung Dagenham School

 

 

The Dagenham School was under the Wu Shu Kwan flag (1985 - 1987). And then was under Zhaun Shu Kuan Association (1987 – 1997). We then moved to T’ai Tsung Kung Fu Association. Dagenham T’ai Tsung Kung Fu School was established at the Village Community Hall nearly 10 years ago. Richard Gordon (Sifu 3rd Degree Black Sash Master, Senior Examiner and Coordinator for Qwinda competitions) was the first instructor at the Village Community Hall. Richard  was the founder of the club, since 2007, training many students to a very high standard whatever the students ability.