This book calls for teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to question their motives and goals and to go beyond the kwn - the ultimate goal of the martial arts. Echoing the teachings and traits of two of the greatest masters, Morihei Ueshiba and Chiu Chuk-Kai, BEYOND THE KNOWN is an inspirational parable that is applicable to all practitioners in all the various martial arts.
Tri Thong Dang was born in Vietnam and studied under the revered Chiu Chuk-Kai, eighth-generation grandmaster of the Chinese t'ai mantis system. In addition, he was a practitioner of pa kua chang, hsing i ch'uan, qigong, and Yang style t'ai chi ch'uan. He studied and taught martial arts worldwide and was the author of Toward the Unknown and Beginning T'ai Chi, both from Tuttle Publishing. He was the founder and director, until his death of California's Budo Educational Center.