Wang Chueh-Jen (also
known as Wang Jyue-Jen, and before that Wang San Jer) came from a rich
family. His father, Wang Ting Yuen, was a well known kung fu master in
Szechuan province. Wang Chueh-Jen first studied from his father before his
father hired a master to teach him and his brothers at home. Wang Cheh-Jen
is the person credited with bringing the Chinese martial art system known as
“Tien Shan Pai”to the public.
Stresses rhythm, the
demonstration of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands, the
emitting of power from the entire body, the coordination of the hands and
feet as well as blocks and strikes, high kicks and low sweeps, as well as
locking and throwing techniques. At the same time it also contains graceful
empty-hand and weapons forms. Tien Shan Pai self-defense is characterized by
angular attacks coupled with multiple blocks. If one block fails, the second
can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering attacks. Tien Shan
Pai focuses on low and steady steps to the side, along with swift "hidden"
steps to trick the opponent. Paired boxing forms and exercises are
emphasized for timing and accurate evaluation of distance in reference to a
moving, responsive adversary.