My name is Dennis and I am the guy behind XingyiMax.com, a blog on the core of the martial art named Xingyiquan (also known as Hsing-I-Chuan) and the heart of traditional Chinese internal martial arts in general.
I was born in 1968, in Wellington, New Zealand. I resided to Sabah, Malaysia in 1969 with my parents, as my father has completed his tertiary education and returned to his home country.
I got into martial arts training in 1981 with my uncles in Taekwondo, Hongquan (Hung Gar) and also hard Qigong, when I was constantly bullied by others in school. I officially started my martial arts training under shifu Yong Kai in Taijiquan and Xingyiquan in 1982.
I went to Australia to further my studies in 1986 and moved to New Zealand in 1990. During the Australasia years, I have trained in various martial arts that I could found, such as, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Wrestling, etc. I have attended almost all the seminars held by the big names who went down under. I have started sharing my arts to friends and mates in 1992.
I returned to Malaysia in 1996 due to my father illness, where I live until today.
In 2005, I have packed up my backpack and went China in search of a higher level of martial arts. I met my Xingyiquan shifu, Zheng Mingxing, in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. I am also studying the basic of Ye Style Taijiquan under Jiang Lan in order to gain a better understanding of the overall Internal Martial Arts.
Zheng has granted me to share the art of Xingyiquan to others during his trip to Malaysia in 2006.
I am currently running an oil palm plantation business, training in Xingyiquan twice a day, sharing my Xingyiquan to others for free during my free time, and go to China to continue my studies in Xingyiquan and Taijiquan every now and then.