Grandmaster Jeffrey J. Guiffre was certified in China as a teacher and disciple "Dan Guang" by Great Master Wang Pei Sheng (Yin Cheng) of Beijing. He is the first American disciple of Great Master Wang, continuing a direct teaching lineage of Great Masters from Yang Yu Ting, Wang Mao Zhai, and Quan You, the founder of the old and original Wu style Tai Ji Quan. In the year 2012 Dan Guang was granted special permission by Yin Cheng's family to certify disciples of his own.
The family name for this generation of disciples is Long (pronounced like the "on" in Dragon).
Each disciple was given a special literary name by the Yin Cheng family which conveys the outstanding characteristics and attributes of that individual.
The disciple names were then auspiciously arranged in poetic format. Although specific to this set of disciples, the words encompassed
within this poem speak to universal truths. The Long disciples will forever carry these words with them as they enter the Yin Cheng family gate and
continue their individual journeys along the path.
|"Perservere in Wisdom! Consider carefully
the means for Development and Expansion!"
|Cultivate Benevolence! Heal!|
Through Sincere Love, Consciousness Arises!"
|Determined long steady progress in our methods, and archive to preserve for the future|
|Transcendent, wise and jovial counsel in worldly affairs|
|Deep consideration of meaning of ideas of Buddha and Tao|
|Grand ideas and endeavors to promote our arts here and around the world|
|Primary teaching assignments in USA, and established Ireland branch|
|Sees and nurtures the interior goodness of people, even when their activities are troublesome|
|Always considerate and sharing of resources and facilities|
|Correlate healing aspects of our arts, physical therapies, and traditional Chinese medicine|
E. William Aylward
|Perserverance and devotion to endless highest-quality training|
|Correlate the spiritual essence and benefits of our arts with other religious traditions|