Has anyone heard of Sifu Bob Boyd?
Recently in what little free time I have to myself these days, I found myself doing a quick search for any new Taijiquan material that may have made itself available online. Never one to disappoint, Comrade Amazon.com brought up this on first page:
Now, my question is this: has anyone heard of Bob Boyd or trained with him? The reason I ask, is that any information directly related to his "Snake Style Tai Chi" can only be found on his webstie, or websites affiliated with him.
Mr. Boy'd lineage claim is as follows:
On the flip side, I saw some convincing arguements for why this gentleman's claims may not be legitimate:
Originally Posted by http://www.ipfamilytaichi.org/
Now normally, if this was a mere matter of someone combining Snake Fist and Taijiquan, I wouldnt bat an eye. But Mr. Boyd is claiming this as the authentic and "secret" style of the Yang Family Taijiquan, the one they kept secret until recently, so naturally I'm curious.
Thoughts? Personal experience? Anyone read the book?