Huai Hsiang Wang / 王懷湘, English alias Howard, teaches Prana Dynamics / 動態般若, literally life energy in animation, which is his lifelong summary of the essence of the internal Chinese Kung Fu system of reverse self-engineering.
Huai Hsiang Wang is the son of the late Grand Master Wang Chieh / 王傑 and has been exploring the theory and practice of Tradition Chinese Kung Fu through multiple disciplines since he was 14 years of age. Huai Hsiang Wang first learned the Eight Step Praying Mantis / 八步螳螂拳 system from his father, Grand Master Wang Chieh, who had learned the system from Grand Master Wei Hsiao Tang. To him, his father was the last paradigm of Tradition, a real Master to the title.
Afterwards he culminated his traditional martial skill by implementation through the Eight Step Praying Mantis to assimilate ‘hard core’ application skills from different martial arts systems, including but not limited to Tai Chi, Hsin Yi, Aikido, Judo, etc.
Huai Hsiang Wang delivered his first English lecture entitled “Tao-The Way of Chinese Kung Fu” at the First International Martial Arts Camp in Beijing organized by his Kung Fu brother, Michael Martello in 2007.
At the camp, Grand Master Wang Chieh and Grand Master Feng Tze Chiang / 馮自強 from Cheng Style Tai Chi met for the first time, and Grand Master Zhu Tzuen Hsuan / 朱春煊 from Wong Yong Chuan lineage Yang Style Tai Chi / 汪脈楊氏太極拳 came to pay his respects to Grand Master Wang Chieh. He had the luxury of touching hands with each of those Masters in person and assimilated what they shared.
Huai Hsiang Wang began to teach internationally after his Kung Fu brother, Michael Martello passed away in 2009. He choose to teach the art without refraining to maintain the living essence of the art to those who were interested internationally.
He has conducted seminars in North America, Europe, and Asia. Huai Hsiang Wang experienced his internal martial arts transformation during the period from 2001 to 2007 after forsaking the orientation to fight. He reverted his mental energy from dispersion to harmonization – thus the dimension of internal energy was revealed. Through diligent practice and evolution, he can intuitively see the answer to all questions regarding the essence of the art, both martially and spiritually from within himself.
Huai Hsiang Wang has been studying Traditional Chinese Martial Arts as well as both Eastern and Western spiritual contexts extensively. He has been empathizing with Lao-tzu, Taoism, Buddhism, and Nisargadatta Maharj. He has been putting the puzzle pieces together, digesting the acquired knowledge one at a time from within himself – an internalization process he calls “Self-Validation”.
Combining the theory and practice of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and spiritual insights through the touch of an epiphany, he has summarized the essence of Chinese Kung Fu into “Prana Dynamics”, literally life energy in animation, and has been teaching Prana Dynamics internationally in workshops ever since.