Inner Dharma once hosted a series of essays on martial arts and culture. After fifteen years, it has largely served its purpose. I want to thank my readers for their interest and feedback.

I am a lineal student of Chinese internal martial arts under Zhang Yun laoshi, who leads North American Yin Cheng Gong Fa (YCGF). This includes a practice of northern Wu style Taijiquan, Yin style Baguazhang and Hebei style Xingyiquan. Zhang Yun is a lineal disciple of the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng.

I also hold a Hobyōkan chuden menjo associated to my practice of Kashima-shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu kenjutsu issued by Dr. David Hall, who learned that art under the late Namiki Yasushi while living in Japan.

I reside in the Pacific Northwest and do my best to continue my practice as a form of mindful austerity called shugyo (修行). I may be reached at the email address below.

Mark Raugas
mark [at] innerdharma [dot] org