Sensei Subramanyan is a master of Chinese internal art of Tai-Chi Chuan. Having practiced this art for almost three decades, Sensei Subramanyan is the senior most Tai-Chi master in the country. As a well traveled person around the world including China, the birth place of Tai-Chi Chuan, he came across many internal art masters who appeared very soft outside, but were incredibly strong internally, exhibiting fearlessness at the same time and above all perfectly healthy. According to Sensei Subramanyan, his Master Mr. Toyo Kobayashi, who lives in Germany, is a perfect embodiment of Tai-Chi Chuan.
Sensei Subramanyan advises that everyone should practice Tai-Chi Chuan and experience the magic of this incredible art. Nevertheless, he feels a master must have undergone the magical journey himself, before he can share it with others. Practice of Tai-Chi will give one the glimpses of higher consciousness. For this reason, it is better to learn Tai-Chi from someone who has not only mastered it physically, but who also is spiritually advanced. Besides being a master in Tai-Chi Chuan, Master Subramanyan is also a master of Pranayama (the art of yogic breathing) and Kundalini Yoga. Born in Sri Lanka to Indian Parents, Master Subramanyan presently resides in Bangalore with his family and travels extensively teaching this unique art.
Sensei Subramanyan began his Karate training in the year 1969 . Having started in Judo and Karate together, but more fascinated by the dynamic art of karate, he continued to train in this art of Karate to this day. Born in Srilanka for Indian parents, he came to India in the year 1968. According to him, since the time he set foot in this land of mystics, he has been always drawn to many mystics who thought him the true meaning of life . Along with Karate and the higher form of Yoga, Sensei Subramanyan, after his journey to Japan, was lucky enough to come across many internal arts masters. He still remembers that day… while he was attending a Gashku (Intensive Training Camp) near Mount Fujiyama, after the morning workout and while he was running along with others, he saw Kancho Kanazawa practicing Tai Chi; it looked as if he was floating in the air. This made him to enter into the Chinese internal art of Tai Chi & Qi Gong in 1982. Sensei Subramanyan feels that past karma brought him to this land of spiritual wisdom; to make him realize that he is just not this physical body. One day in the year 1987, at Rameshwaram, while he was having a dip in the Agni Thirtham, it happened to him – The whole world turned in to One , One entity, One indivisible certainty. He was everything. He was the sea, he was the sky… even though this was only for a fraction of a minute perhaps. Sensei Subramanyan is a Nana-Dan and the senior most Tai Chi Master in India, he teaches everyday and also trains everyday. He feels that you also learn by teaching; the reason for his gratefulness towards his students. Less wonder that some of them have been with him for more than 30 years. He recollects a mystic asking him whether by practicing these arts, can he heal a sick person or help an alcoholic let go of his habit. Sensei Subramanyan says, keeping this in mind, he is training everyday to develop this unseen energy which the Japanese call ‘K1’; the Chinese, “Qi,” and “Prana” in India.
As a thought, Tai-Chi Chuan emerged from a search for unified philosophy of life where the human mind was conceived to be of an unlimited dimension. Tai-Chi means ï¿½the ultimateï¿½; it means improving and progressing towards the unlimited. Tai-Chi is guided by the theory of opposites: the Yin & the Yang. According to Tai-Chi theory, the abilities of the human body can be developed beyond their commonly conceived potential. One reaches the ultimate level or progresses towards that direction by means of the balanced ladder and its natural motions, Yin - the negative power (yielding) and Yang - the positive power (action). Thus, it is the interplay of constructive and destructive forces that causes the essence of life to materialize, the material to manifest. And the spiraling movement of the forces seems endless.
Chinese call it 'Chi' & in Sanskrit it's called 'Prana', this intrinsic energy flows in & around us throughout our life. As long as this subtle energy is not stagnant and flowing through proper channels, we will remain healthy. To ensure this balanced flow of energy in the body, there are many methods. One of the most effective methods is Tai-Chi. This can be considered the Chinese way of Indian Kayakalpa - the age old secret of youthfulness & healthy long life. It is cultivating Chi in the human body, along with Yin and Yang that makes the art of Tai- Chi such a unique mental and physical system of discipline.