Shifu Donaidh Allen华资政
Grand Master Allen is a sixth generation direct disciple of Hua Dao Zhen Ren, as well as the chosen lineage holder to the Hua Dao family style and the Nine Palaces sect of Daoism. He has been training in martial arts for over thirty years and has trained formally in Wing Chun, Hung Ga, Yang taiji, Wah Lum, and Wudang. He is a sixteenth generation disciple in the Wudang San Feng sect and was the first foreign disciple; was taken in 2004. He has competed in many tournaments, performed in master's exhibitions, and has published articles.
In 2009, he moved to China to attend med school, and formally study TCM in Chinese. Grandmaster Allen is a graduate of the Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and travels domestically and internationally to lecture and teach on the many aspects of Chinese medicine, Daoism, kung fu, Chinese language and calligraphy. He currently resides in New York where he teaches ongoing classes.
On February 11th 2015, Hua Dao Zhen Ren ascended from the mortal realm. He started his kung fu training when he was five years old. He learned the system from his father and grandfather. At the young age of eleven, he took up arms and fought against the Japanese in World War II. He became part of the famous Eighth Road Army and by fourteen was awarded many medals and promotions for efforts.
After the war, he continued his military career while still maintaining his training and education. He taught in Taiyuan park for over fifty years. He has authored many books regarding the system, has been recognized by the Chinese government, and was well-respected in the martial arts community as an authority on martial arts and Daoism.