Ben Luo

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Ben Luo

Postby taiwandeutscher on Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:08 am

As I have read on several FB sites, Luo Bangzhen, Benjamin Luo, the 1st disciple of ZMQ in TW has passed on.
Met him once shortly, after his transplant, unable to get involved, but a nice guy!
May he rest in peace.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby windwalker on Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:17 am

use to train with him and his group a long time ago
Very skilled, nice guy


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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Ron Panunto on Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:40 am

Took a few workshops with him. He was a skilled practitioner and made you work hard. Even when he was lecturing he would make the audience stand in zhang zhuan.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Steve James on Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:33 am

R.I.P.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Tom on Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:38 am

Ben Lo was a man of great character and dedication whose gongfu ran deep.

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Re: Ben Luo

Postby everything on Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:12 pm

He was a great tai chi practitioner and teacher. My dad sent me to his camps a couple of times. Even got to stay at his house (and failed to try to learn more tai chi, unfortunately).
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby RickMatz on Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:58 am

An article by Scott Meredith on training with Ben Lo.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby wayne hansen on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:21 pm

What did he have transplanted
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Rhen on Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Liver transplant. He seemed to have did well with it last 20 years or so.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby wayne hansen on Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:08 pm

He did pretty well if he lived 20 years after that
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Tom on Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Rhen wrote:Liver transplant. He seemed to have did well with it last 20 years or so.


Ben Lo received the liver transplant in 1999, so yeah, almost 20 years.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby nicklinjm on Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 am

R.I.P. Never had a chance to meet him or his students, but from the article seems like he had real skill.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Bao on Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:45 am

R.I.P.

Don't know much about him at all, he has been more or less just a name. But recently there has been a few discussions where his name has come up, so I tried to do a bit of research. I've only heard good things about him as a teacher and practitioner.

RickMatz wrote:An article by Scott Meredith on training with Ben Lo.


I read this article just for a few weeks ago. I like it, it's a very nice portrait of the man that gives a sense about his philosophy and how he taught. 8-)

It's hard to find video clips with this gent. This "Tai Chi with Ben Lo 2004" vid has an old documentary style which makes it look more like something recorded in the early 1980s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12K2fxfuvvQ
From 1.25 to 2.35 there are short glimpses of Ben teaching. He looks very relaxed and seem to have good following skill.
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Re: Ben Luo

Postby Martin on Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 am

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