Master Guy Savelli trained in Shotokan, Tai Chi, Kun Tao, and Goshin Jitsu Kyo Jujo with Master Willem Reeders, one-time President and Chief Instructor of the World Kung-Fu Federation (advised by Sammy Wong of Toronto, Canada). Reeders received his training from Chinese Master Lieu Siong (Master of Huc Chung Kun Tao) who had moved to Jakarta and combined his talents with other Kun Tao and Silat Masters. Reeders was Lieu Siong's nephew and received his training along with such other notables as Ernest and John deVries. However, because Reeders was Lieu Siong's nephew, he trained privately which made his training more deadly and pure. Savelli trained with Master Reeders privately in Huc Chung in Reeders home in Panama Rocks, NY (1964). He earned the coveted rank of Orange Sash in 1965 by defeating 2 other Kun Tao Orange Sashs. (In the Kun Tao system, Orange Sash ranks higher than black belt; Savelli also holds a advanced degree in Shotokan Karate.) Master Savelli trained with world famous mystic, Hazel Ford, of Celeron, New York for fifteen years. Mrs. Ford's expertise was in contacting other people's minds and "knowing." Mrs. Ford was instrumental in interpreting Master Reeders's intentions for Master Savelli. Master Savelli was Hazel Ford's only student.
From his first experience in the 1965 Open Canadian Karate Championship Free-fighting Contact Competition to his present instruction of the U.S. Special Forces internationally, Master Savelli has sought to integrate ancient philosophies and exercises with his vast amount of practical experience for maximum effect in military combat situations as well as everyday street-fighting forms. Master Savelli has been concentrating on formulating and testing specific exercises to teach the spiritual and mental aspects of martial arts, as well as refining physical exercises to improve reflex-reaction, touch sensitivity, concepts of power and invisibility, and mind-striking (huc chung)* techniques. These techniques have previously been known only among the secret fighting societies of Indonesia and Asia. Master Savelli is uniquely gifted in his ability to translate these skills to work within the American way of life, and in that end has broken away from traditional masters because of what they will not teach. In a 1975 challenge by Master Reeders' highest students as well as Master Reeders himself, Savelli successfully defended his system of Huc Chung, to achieve his Master status. In the tradition of ancient grand masters, Savelli has continued his professional growth by developing healing techniques for which he has documented results. This has led to his on-going relationship with the U.S. Military. The late Col. James N. Rowe, former P.O.W. in Vietnam and author of Five Years to Freedom (Ballantine Books) calls Savelli "a true master of the art."
In order to be a Master of Huc Chung Kun Tao, Master Savelli feels one must show concrete results of that training. Thus Savelli has been a research subject at Duke University, the Psychical Research Institute, the Syracuse University Department of Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Results of his work are published in Research in Parapsychology, 1985, Scarecrow Press, the Journal of Parapsychology, 1986 and 1987, as well as the Parapsychology Department of JFK University. Master Savelli has also authored an introductory text on the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Teachings of Chinese Kung-Fu. There are many documents and films of his healing ability as well as his student's fighting and healing abilities.
Fusion of ancient fighting and healing techniques with tangible mind-control exercises is what makes Master Savelli's seminars unique and valuable for every kind of martial artist.
*Huc Chung is the highest form of Kun Tao. Huc Chung is the secret way, without Huc Chung there is no Kun Tao!
EXCERPTED FROM "FATE MAGAZINE", SEPTEMBER 1975
By Bruce C. Benson
Hazel Ford discovered her "gift" for automatic writing almost 80 years ago and immediately began using it to help people. Now, at the age of 89, she looks back over those decades of "writing the future." It started one night in 1895 when 10-year-old Hazel (then Hazel Mease) had gathered with her family and their friends and someone suggested they bring out the Ouija Board. Strangely, when the child placed her hands on the planchette it spelled out, "Get a pencil." Totally surprised by the message, the group sat watching as Hazel found paper and pencil, then sat down with the pencil in her hand. Nothing happened for several minutes, then suddenly her hand began to move over the paper, out of control, making unintelligible scribbles at first, then a few legible words. That night Hazel began a lifetime of automatic writing.
A WORD OF INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNAL BOXING SYSTEM
These classes involve an introduction to the serious study in defense of one's physical, mental, and spiritual existence; and one must not consider this a sport in any way until one has considered this not a sport.
The highest form of self-defense attacks or defends against that part of your opponent that keeps him alive-- the very essence of his existence. This is that part of him that knows essentially what is right or wrong in any situation and keeps him alive or dead according to the laws by which all human existence is governed. Call this Divine Law, if you will. This Law ignites your life force to attack the opponent's life force. The knowledge of this begins your understanding of "spiritual" training. This form is called Huc Chung Kun Tao without.
We are teaching a system that is universal in its nature, and it is the core of any martial art, barring none. It transcends any country of origin, build of person, or belief of any kind. It deals with the shortest and most complete means to attain any end any mind, no matter how developed or undeveloped, can grasp this. It actually causes the student to grow almost in an unconscious way. The student cannot help but improve in intellectual knowledge and applied knowledge, and this growth can be tested and recognized by anyone. This process can only be hampered if the student tries too hard to understand the reasons for doing certain exercises before he achieves results. The results themselves provide the reasons.
- Guy Savelli -
To the beginner, Kun-Tao may appear to be identical or at least very similar to what has come to be popularly known as "karate". There are, however, many technical differences between the two arts although it is true that both feature the many ways a man may use his body to dodge or ward off attacks as well as the many ways he may retaliate against an attack by striking or kicking his assailant. To the untrained eye, these will appear to be similar actions, when in fact they are not. With careful and diligent study of the "special" exercises ie. touch sensitivity, the student will soon become aware of these technical differences. Although this knowledge is in itself of value, the distinctions will constitute only separate acquired skills unless they are integrated through a formal study of Kun-Tao. Further, when these techniques are added to a substantial basic knowledge of karate, they form a source of surprisingly new and useful abilities both in original combat situations and in sport.
Chinese Huc Chung Kun Tao is little known in the West. Those who see or feel it for the first time will stop trying to compare it with other general Kung-Fu or karate styles. It is in fact a specific style concerned with the spiritual and its mental counterparts that rest in true life experiences that become apparent through careful study of its intentions. The primary purpose of Huc Chung Kun Tao is always self-defense. No conscious effort is made to make orthodox Kun-Tao a system of physical education or a sport. Huc Chung Kun Tao's technical fundamentals deal with the sole use of one's entire body as a total weapon as opposed to other system's use of knives, clubs, spears, etc. Kun-Tao only studies such weapons in terms of learning how to combat them. All movements are learned as they would be used against a man with a weapon or an animal attack.
Traditionally, Huc Chung Kun Tao is alert, responsive, and adaptive--ready to neutralize whatever aggression it encounters. It has a peculiar, pulsating tempo. Music frequently accompanies training exercises which heightens the emotional atmosphere of the training. as has already been suggested, Kun-Tao, being a true fighting art, makes no use of warming up or preparatory exercises, for it recognizes that in real fighting situations a man will have neither time nor opportunity to warm up. A Kun-Tao exponent is always exercising and doing movements that are easily adaptable to any situation. The student learns to convert each and every natural, everyday movement into a dual-role fighting movement. In fact, an exponent of Kun-Tao is trained to be ready to ward off an attack at any time. His body, mind, and spirit must be ever vigilant and flexible enough to make an instantaneous use in facing the emergencies of daily life. The costume for training is simply that which is normally worn.
The emphasis in Huc Chung Kun Tao is spiritual rather than physical. That is to say, the soul or the heart of the fighter is of utmost importance. His purity or lack of it will be reflected in his techniques. Any real master can read the nature of the student's heart just by watching him practice. For this reason, Kun-Tao places tremendous importance on the attainment of self-perfection through the means of one's personally developed system of meditation. Yet in spite of the spirituality needed, Kun-Tao is quite obviously founded on the harsh reality of possible deadly hand-to-hand combat. The students are expected to consider not only the weapons being used, but the climate, time of day or night, and the terrain upon which the combat occurs. These all come to establish the prevailing emotional as well as physical atmosphere of the fight. Everything depends upon the state of mind and spirit and the amount imagination and visualization one can train and use.
The intrinsic purpose of Huc Chung Kun Tao is to help, not hurt one's fellow man and to be able to stand up and defend one's family, friends, or country at any cost should it be necessary.
Without the right physical exercise to go with a particular mental exercise, one cannot coordinate mind and body.
The advancement of chi is in four stages:
Chi has three forms, each gives a specific result. The three forms are:
There are five types of Chi within each of the three forms, each has specific exercises.
These exercises have been a closely guarded secret, and are not taught anywhere
----- Master Guy Savelli -----
"Without Huc Chung there is no Kun Tao"
PRECEPTS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TRAINING
To have paranormal results, one must live a paranormal life.
Everyday, all day, every situation is a training situation.
Through constant meditation THE MIND strikes, stops, heals, protects, knows.
Planting a garden, making love, dancing, fighting - they are all the same.
All forms of chi are emotions we have suppressed.
Stand like a mountain; move like a tornado.
To move correctly, one does not perceive he has moved until he is there.
Moving, with the body locked in as one unit, is the first step to effectiveness.
One's ability to constantly change determines one's success as a martial artist.
To be effective, one must have circular thought, not just linear.
Blocks should be hits; hits should be blocks.
Kicks should be steps; steps should be kicks.
The best strike at the wrong time will not work; the worst strike at the right time will.
When one hits the air, one does not get used to stopping.
The body should become one with its opponent's.
Hand takes out foot.
There is control in no control.
Learn to run and strike without breaking stride.
One starts with the potential to be as fast as a blink of the eye.
Opponents cannot strike what they cannot perceive.
Life and battle end to the mighty ovation of one hand clapping.
- Guy Savelli -
TRAINING THE MIND WITH A CANDLE
1. Start with the mind set used for touch sensitivity; ie. clear-minded sense of anticipation.
2. Say the formula.
3. Shoot with your eyes.
4. Don't blink. Keep jaw clenched.
5. Look at the "meat" of the flame.
6. Line up your eyes as if to look through a gun sight.
7. Your eyes will itch, water, and dilate.
8. The light on the wall may extinguish.
9. The shadow may move upward.
10. The candle flame may flicker and go out.
THE MIND "STOPS"
As soon as the mind "stops" with an object of whatever nature -- be it the opponent's sword in his hands, the mode or the measure of of the move -- you cease to be master of yourself and are sure to fall a victim to the enemy's sword. When you set yourself against him, your mind will be carried away by him. Therefore do not even think of yourself.
". . . . . No doubt you see the sword about to strike you, but do not let your mind `stop' there. Have no intention to counterattack him in response to his threatening move. Cherish no calculating thoughts whatsoever. You simply perceive the opponent's move; you do not allow your mind `stop' with it, you move on just as you are toward the opponent and make use of his attack by turning it on to himself."
USES OF TOUCH SENSITIVITY TRAINING
1. It trains you not to be touched whether sleeping or awake.
2. It leads to a natural state of self-hypnosis.
3. It creates a state of clear-minded anticipation -- one state that is needed for meditation.
4. It trains the left side of the body -- (the right side of the brain).
5. It teaches you to sense sakki -- the air murder.
6. It gives you THE feeling of speed.
7. It is the first attempt to consciously develop chi.
8. It trains your gaze, ie. not to focus.
9. It trains your mind in primary forms of mental telepathy.
10. It activates the sympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system. (The sympathetic portion prepares the body for violent activity.)
11. It activates the parasympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system. (This portion says "Take it easy, conserve your strength.)
Copyright © 1998 by Guy L. Savelli. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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