Bio

Jean-Philippe Ranger
21st generation tudi of Chen Taiji
Head Instructor of the Stonelion Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association
jpranger@e-stonelion.com

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Here with my teacher Kee Hong (right) and his teacher Chen Zhonghua (middle)

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I have been practicing Chinese martial arts since the age of 18. Recenlty (In November 2007), I finished a PhD in Greek Philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and the University of Ottawa.

1999 – present: Focus on Internal Martial Arts

  • Since 2004: I have decided to focus primarily on and dedicate my efforts to Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Practical System and Push-Hands. 
  • 2003: Spent several months in Paris, France, where I met and trained with a “Taiji great-aunt,” Master Lac Lemy (Hunyuan Taiji).
  • 2002: Became a 21st generation tudi (official student and representative) of Chen style Taiji under Kee Hong.
  • 1999-2004: Focused primarily, although not exclusively on Grandmaster Feng’s Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong. Attended several of Chen Zhonghua’s workshops.
  • 1999: Met my current teacher, Kee Hong (tudi of Chen Zhonghua), and was introduced to Hunyuan Taiji and Hong Junsheng’s Chen style Pratical Method. 

1991-1999: Focus on External Martial Arts

  • 2002: Appointed as the head-instructor of the Stonelion Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association (which includes three branches: St-John’s, Newfoundland; Ottawa, Ontario and Montréal, Québec).
  • 1998: During travels in Asia and Australia, I had the opportunity to meet and train with various teachers.
    • Studied Tibetan White Crane with the Pak Hok Kung Fu International Association in Australia
    • Met and trained in Meihuaquan and Wujia Taijiquan with Chen Shaoying in Bangkok.
  • 1996-1997: Learned the Wu Style Taiji form at the Club de Judo de la Vielle Capitale (Quebec City).
  • 1991: Co-founded the Stonelion Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association at the University of Ottawa, with my teacher Mathieu Ravignat (acted as assistant instructor until 2002).
  • 1991-2002: Studied Gu Ruzhang’s Beishaolin system with  Mathieu Ravignat.
  • 1991-1998: Studied Shaolin Wuxingmen (and Modern Arnis) at the Young Forest Kung Fu Club in Ottawa.
  • 1991: Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts.
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Responses

  1. Cool!

    J’aime notamment la photo de la baie!

    Charles


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