Training in Japan

When in Osaka or Kyoto, public transport is excellent, but I ride a bicycle most places. If you are coming with me on the 88 temple pilgrimage to Shikoku you will need to rent a scooter. You can rent a 50cc scooter with an international car license at http://www.asit.co.jp/rent/English/English.htm

The best price hotels around are in Shin Imamiya. http://www.chuogroup.jp/chuo/english/index.html

There are hotels as low as 1000 yen a night in this area. Meals start as low as 500 yen.

In Osaka I teach most my courses in the forested area of Osaka Castle Park near the lake. On the first day we meet at Morinomiya Station at 7.45am. Training goes from 8am till 12 midday Monday to Friday

In Kyoto we train at Arashiyama, there is a beautiful river and bamboo forest there. We meet at Arashiyama train station at 7.30 am on the first day of training. Other days we train at Makato Sensei’s dojo near Matsuo station or in the nearby Bamboo forest.


Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Chiang Mai University has many lovely park areas that are perfect for training. We also train at my home at Srisuwan Mansion. Renting a scooter gives you allot more freedom. Pop scooter rental has been very good in the past. There is a large range of nice hotels from 500 – 1000 baht a night. When the classes are small we will also shoot off to the mountains to practice for a few days. Food ranges from 30 baht a meal up.


Training with Mark Rasmus

Classes are very small, usually 1 – 6 people, Mark demonstrates every drill on every students when practical. Most classes are held in forests where the energy is strong. Students are encouraged to video all the drills being taught and to record the theory and meditation sessions. The information being taught is open for development, there are no secrets or copyrights, everyone who shares and develops the system is asked to do so with an open heart.

You can view some of Marks Classes here www.youtube.com/sifumarkrasmus



In the 70s, Mark began his journey in Japanese martial arts. Within a few years, the family moved to a new country and his opportunity to taste many different styles arose.

After spending years exploring a range of arts including Tae Kwon Do, Silat, Kali, Escrima, Karate, Tai Chi and a range of Kung Fu systems, he finally settled into Wing Chun Kung Fu. In 1986, his instructor, John Dugan encouraged him to enter into the teaching profession.

While still a teenager, he opened his first Wing Chun school in Brisbane Australia. Mark then cross trained between Muay Thai and Wing Chun for the next decade. In 1988 he was introduced to William Cook Edwards, a metaphysics teacher who taught Franz Bardons system.

Within a short number of years studying with William, Mark was working as a psychic and healer. Before long the Hermetic and Martial sciences began to meld together.

In 1995, Mark began training in Tai Chi (Huang Shyan Sheng lineage) with Chris Heness, a Tong Long and Tai Chi master living in Queensland, Australia. This opened a huge range of understanding in internal martial arts principles further enhancing his teaching system.


Mark RasmusĀ teachings include the following fields of Expertise.
  • The Science of Elastic force
  • Tai Chi
  • Qi Gong
  • The Hermetic System of Franz Bardon

If you wish to attend a course, emailĀ  rasmustaichi at gmail dot com

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