What Huc Chung is All About

Several months ago I was contacted by a young man 33 years of age, 6'2", 200 pounds, who looked very formidable physically. He asked me some questions about my correspondence course. After I finished describing the program to him he stated that he wanted to meet me personally and see for himself. He came to my studio here in Kirtland and brought his father who was in pain with him. I moved physically for him and worked on his father's pain. He went back to Florida and bought my correspondence course. Subsequently he moved up here to train with me (many of you want to visit here or want to know more of what I teach, how fast I show what there is to show, and so on). Here is his account of his training so far.

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Patrick Toohey. I am a student of Huc Chung Kun Tao and am currently enrolled in a private training program with Master Guy L. Savelli. The purpose behind this writing is to reveal some of Huc Chung Kun Tao's truly unique components, and to attempt to provide some comparisons between it and other internal styles. To begin with, we need to establish some frame of reference. Let us examine the author's martial arts background briefly. After high school, I began my martial arts training in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Feeling unsatisfied, I drifted into and out of a number of systems. Nothing from the classical to the eclectic provided the substance I was searching for. Then I discovered Pentjak Silat. That was seven years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday. The doors to a new world had been blown wide open and I loved it. Now finally it seemed I was learning some "real" martial arts. I hired a well-qualified teacher and began to take private lessons. Within several years I became respectable. After a few more I became virtually untouchable. I learned multiple silat styles and a few styles that I thought were Kun Tao. Full contact was heavily emphasized, as was realism in general (including simultaneous, multiple opponents). Additionally, I began to study Chinese medicine under a state-certified teacher and to apply what I had learned to combat. I had been training daily in the Chinese Chi Kung (internal energy development) arts since before my silat training started. I had even personally experienced the sensation of energy manipulation at a distance on multiple occasions. In other words, I thought I was good. Then I met Master Savelli. I will never forget the first time he moved against me. First he stepped right up to me and said, "Hit Me." So I did, as hard as I could, right over his heart. I did everything in my power to hurt him. He never even flinched. He simply absorbed the blows (twice) with zero movement. The third time he moved. Within 1/2 of 1 second he was behind me and he had hit me with six perfect hits. Most of them were unmistakable kill shots. I never saw any of them coming.

This brings up a point of supreme importance. The deadly blows and even some of the body's movements are totally invisible. The presentation is akin to that of an expert theatrical magician's sleight of hand. Everything is designed to escape the perception of the opponent(s) on any level that perception may occur. You may practice deception in your own movements but I seriously doubt it is to this degree. Another area that the students and especially the Master excel in is raw speed. Some of the students are actually so fast that they are able to announce a blow in advance, place it, and return to the start position before I could even begin to move. As far as Master Savelli goes, I have actually stood right next to him and seen him launch strikes that I could not even see a trace of the movements. The only evidence of the blows were the marks left on the person's skin. Additionally, Master Savelli has designed countless tests to gauge exactly how fast a person really is versus his live opponents. These tests eliminate guesswork and speculation about "who would have gotten who". Master Savelli's students enjoy the benefits of training with original exercises which turn natural reflexes into combat effective movements. These movements occur at speeds so great that they are literally done before you knew you started. Please bear in mind that what has been written about speed and invisibility also applies to kicks and movement in general. We all know that speed is critical. But speed alone is not enough. Every fighter/martial artist has seen someone who can make a lightening fast tag which does virtually nothing, even when they want it to. In order to ensure proper delivery of power sufficient to cause medical crisis, again we have unique original tests designed by Master Savelli. I am not at liberty to disclose the particulars at this time to those who are not in our system. However, I can tell you that these tests have been a collaboration between Master Savelli and qualified medical professionals. The tests eliminate any uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the techniques. Wouldn't you like to know exactly how fast you are against highly trained and motivated opponents and exactly how damaging you are? The preceding information has just been a glimpse into the physical aspects of the training. It is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. To me the physical training was totally superior to anything I had previously seen, especially the actual combat techniques. I personally feel that just the physical training made me a vastly superior fighter compared to what I was before. However, it is the use of the mind in combat that impressed me even more. I was training with one of the students one Sunday afternoon. We were working on a reflex drill. We faced each other and basically he burst forward at me and I turned to get out of the way. We were at a distance of 3-4 feet. We did this a number of times. The whole time my gaze was fixed on his hip region, unblinking. Then something very strange happened. I was looking right at my partner and then he was right next to me! It was as if he had skipped traveling through the space in between us. He did this three times in a row. The strangest thing about it was the subtlety and ease with which he did it. It was so subtle that I almost did not catch it. I remember thinking, "Whoa, that is the fastest guy I have ever seen in my life." Here I was, looking directly at his central body mass, and I did not even see a blur. Nothing. Then I started thinking, "Wait a minute, nobody can move that fast. It is impossible." What happened? He stopped my mind! He did it with no detectable preparation or effort. He had me totally. There was nothing I could do to stop him. If it had been a real fight I would have been finished. I am sure any real fighter will immediately realize the implications of this. I have watched Master Savelli use the same maneuver. His control over this phenomenon is so exact that he can actually select within a group of individuals who can see him move and who will not. The use of the mind in combat has many applications has many applications that have not been touched on here. Before concluding, there is one more area that needs to be examined and by far is the most important. It is the spiritual. According to Master Savelli, the spiritual is the life force, that which keeps you alive. This force and our relationship to it is the core of what this training is really all about. Although I have personally experienced dramatic results because of spiritual training, they are highly personal and I prefer not to share them. However, I can share this. I have personally witnessed Master Savelli's healing sessions and I have seen him provide dramatic and near instantaneous relief to some critically ill people. Two of these people were literally dying. I even arranged to have him work on my own father to great effect. In conclusion, I would like to say the following. I spent eight years reading everything I could get my hands on about martial arts and mind over matter phenomenon. I trained with and under a number of excellent individuals that I did not list in this paper including several well-known "masters" of oriental disciplines. I can only say beyond any shadow of a doubt Master Guy L. Savelli and his Huc Chung Kun Tao stand towering over the rest. Take this information for what its worth and you'll have a fortune on your hands. I believe you should start your training as I did with the beginning correspondence course and then the intermediate course. And from there study any way you can. The intermediate course is essential to understanding the beginning course...or just jump into the spiritual program and exclude the beginning and intermediate course if all you want is the spiritual.


Patrick Toohey

p.s. If you have any questions at all regarding this letter, please feel free to call me through Master Savelli's personal phone line, 216-554-0201 or email me at savelli@worldkungfu.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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