Temple Underground Internal Boxing Gym (TUIBG), now Temple Underground Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is the evolution of Angel's Gym (Fayetteville, NC) founded in 1985 by Master Angel Rivera. It is also part of the the Temple Underground Association, LLC. We offer healing energetics to competitive and combatives practitioners. We offer traditional martial artists processes that help them apply Tai Chi and bagua principles in an effective and combative way. The Book, Western Long Boxing: Tao of Ten Gated Changes is the current literary guide to the martial energetic program taught at this facility. The TUIBG concept began in Angel's Gym in Fayetteville N.C.. The health aspects of these concepts are vetted by members of the YMCA in Ankeny, Iowa. Internal Boxing is the current focus of the training, and that program was vetted by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. Students were taught stilling and moving meditation to improve and enhance modal behavior. Advanced Training in Internal Boxing and Meditation will be offered for Adepts (Practitioners on the path to Martial Art Mastery) in Martial Arts.
Students will be accepted after application and interview. Head Instructor is Professor G. Singh. Angel Rivera, the founder of the original Angel's Gym, was a regional Champion in the 1980's, and the gym was a Pro/Am Boxing and Kickboxing facility. The Founder of Illusive Pugilism, G. Singh, expanded that reputation into grappling and MMA through establishing form (codified shadowboxing) to the Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA competitors training. As such, the novice competitors had a faster learning curve than their peers. The system of Illusive Pugilism produced and trained over 25 Pro/Am Champions at the city, state, regional levels (2007-2010). Professor Singh is published in articles and books on Martial Arts and is recognized as a professional Internal Martial Artist & Pugilistic Trainer by the USAABA, IKF, NAGA, EFC, CPF, GAMENESS, WMAC, USGMC and NC. VA. Combat Sport Licensing Authorities. He is the inventor of the Minotaur Rigpa, 1st Internal Boxing Wooden Dummy in the World.
The Book The Art of Western Tai Chi Ch'uan is the guidebook for the gym's Illusive Pugilism style recognized by the USAABA, IKF, NAGA, CFP and EFC & Gameness MMA promotions. Martial Energetic curriculum of the Temple Underground Internal Boxing Gym is found in the book, Western Long Boxing.
Book Review and Video links can be found on:
1. http://www.jadedragon.com/articles/illusive3.html - Jade Dragon sample