It is with great sadness that we have to report that Dan Docherty passed away on 9th December 2021. His memory lives on through this website, his articles, videos, podcasts and in the hearts, minds and teaching of his many students and friends throughout the world.

If you are looking for a teacher in this style, then please visit “Where to Learn” “Instructor Listings” page as although this is not being kept up to date it will provide contact details for a number of his main students.

The PTCCI practitioners Facebook page is useful should you have questions.

PTCCI videos

Dan Docherty nei kung and form demonstration c.1995 with Steve Wooster, Godfrey Dornelly and Ray White.


Shot in October, 1976 by some nice French people who had a couple of strange young Americans travelling around SE Asia with them who practiced 'Spontaneous Boxing'. My sifu is featured with my TCC elder brother, Chow Kim-tong and me. Sifu chain-smoked cigarettes, while Chow and I [who'd both fought and won full contact fights the night before] did Nei Kung demos.

The film also shows the tragic death of a Taiwanese Kung Fu Hercules when one of his stunts went horribly wrong. There's also unusual footage of a student undergoing Sunda whereby he is possessed by the spirit of a martial hero of the past such as Guandi or the Monkey King [this last didn't actually exist, but was one of Tripitaka's attendants in the novel 'Journey to the West'. Sunda is a very dangerous practice indeed and if it goes wrong there can be nasty side effects - referred to as 'walk fire enter demon'