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Saturday, March 31, 2018

中關村進波士頓設創新中心 北京市招國際人才


北京市市委常委魏小東。(周菊子攝)
                   (Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導) 中國大陸在波士頓設立據點的企業、機構,330日又正式添加一個,北京中關村波士頓創新中心。
                      北京市市委常委暨組織部部長兼市人才工作領導小組組長魏小東,北京市人才工作領導小組辦公室主任李世新,海定區常委周志軍等人,330日率團來到麻州劍橋市君悅酒店(Hyatt Regincy)舉辦北京市北美科技創新峰會,並在會議舉辦前,為中關村發展集團在麻州大道1000號投資建設中關村波士頓創新中心項目,舉行了奠基啟動儀式。
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30日下午舉行的峰會,除了介紹北京市近年的經濟社會發展,重點說明海淀,懷柔科學城,及科技創新中心建設情況,還發佈了北京市海外創新合作項目,首都國際人才社區項目,與美國哈佛醫學院放射學教授,也是麻省總醫院Athinoula A. Martinos生醫影像中心主任,功能神經影像國際知名專家的Bruce Rosen,以及麻省理工學院能源教授邵陽這兩位專家,簽署合作協議。
麻州企業發展署助理署長范文南。(周菊子攝)
麻州企業發展署助理署長范文南(Nam Pham),中國駐紐約總領事館科技參贊邢繼俊都應邀致詞。
范文南侃談麻州優點,闡述麻州所以成為創新之州的種種原因,提到InTeaHouse之類機構的參與麻州創新行列。
邢繼俊指出,今年是中國改革開放的40週年,中國正在加強建設現代化經濟體系,要達成2020年時成為世界上的創新國家之一的目標,並期望到2030年時,能在創新國家行列中擠進前五名,然後到2050年時,成為社會主義科技強國。
魏小東指中關村已成為中國創新主戰場,現在更將面向全球引進高薪人才,要針對三城一區,發展成為北京的創新走廊。北京市從20163月起為徵才開放的永久居民資格,已有1200多人申辦。20175月起還對外籍人士也開放了這一申請。他說北京歡迎你,請有理想的人才都過去。






中領館紐約科技參贊邢繼俊。(周菊子攝)



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李世新。(周菊子攝)






周志軍。(周菊子攝)

波士頓經文處惜別會播"麻州"歌 祝福賴銘琪榮調

駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處為處長賴銘琪即將榮調返台舉辦惜別餐會。
經文處同仁請賴銘琪處長致詞。
                       (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導) “表裏如一胸襟寬擴。駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處330日中午為處長賴銘琪即將榮調返台舉辦惜別餐會。副處長陳銘俊神圈點賴處長特色。
                      陳銘俊為餐會開場時表示,外交官的人生充滿相逢,離別,該館同仁特地以這場餐會,期許賴處長返台之後,會常常懷念麻州,懷念以前的同事。
              陳銘俊形容賴銘琪是一個不論去到哪兒,都會讓人非常懷念的人。他很少看到像賴處長這樣,EQ這麼高,又胸襟大,對人寬容,總是竭力指導同仁的長官,而且完全的表裏一致,講話最實在。
副處長陳銘俊(右)代表全館同仁送上祝福卡,給處長賴銘琪,
雲雯蓁夫婦。(周菊子攝)
              陳銘俊也透露,他和賴處長很有淵源,當年他會進外交部,也是大學畢業後在朋友鼓勵,介紹下,得到賴處長指點,竟然只準備了三個月就以第一名成績考進外交部,現在又有幸來到波士頓,跟隨左右。
             賴銘琪笑著表示,從去年九月開始,他就已經昭告天下,如今半年過去,才終於要離任,大家等這天,一定等了很久。
波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉(右)代表該中心全體同仁送出紅襪隊
紀念球,給經文處長賴銘琪,雲雯蓁夫婦。(周菊子攝)
             賴銘琪偕夫人雲雯蓁曾前後兩度派駐波士頓,在麻州待了九年半,和經文處的趙維新,黃美晴,羅嘯天(Steven)二度共事。他指出,這幾人在經文處內都經驗豐富,尤其羅嘯天曾擔任多位處長的秘書,嫻熟館務,新進同仁應該向他們多多請益。兩度派駐波士頓的僑教中心主任歐宏偉,也和賴處長兩度結緣。
             賴銘琪還在餐會中一一點名該處同仁,詼諧描述相處經驗,提及林美呈開車趕路的英勇,洪麗玲抵任後,只帶一個訪問團,就把別人帶團五年的各種改行程,掉行李等狀況,全都經歷一遍等等,讓惜別餐會笑聲不斷。
             經文處同仁對賴處長很貼心,不但有經文處副處長陳銘俊代表該館全體同仁送出一張卡片,祝福賴處長榮調返台大展鴻圖。副組長林美呈也特地準備麻州這首歌,在餐會中播放,期許賴處長懷念麻州,記得以前的同事。波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉則代表該中心,送出一顆紅襪隊紀念球。他說,希望賴處長記得曾經在芬威球場的例行賽中主持過開球儀式,去年首創了波士頓「臺灣盃」壘球賽。
             賴銘琪預定45日搭機返台,接任外交部非政府組織國際事務會執行長。波士頓經文處新處長徐佑典也預定45日傍晚才抵達。那天之前,他還將出席兩場波士頓僑社春宴,以及42日的僑社歡送宴。

Treatment and Recovery Community Members Join Governor Baker’s Call to Bolster Public Health Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Treatment and Recovery Community Members Join Governor Baker’s Call to Bolster Public Health Response to the Opioid Epidemic
An additional $333,000 in available federal funding announced to support individuals with substance use disorder

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today joined members from the addiction treatment and recovery community at the Gavin Foundation’s Devine Recovery Center to call on the Legislature to take up the administration’s second significant package to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, known as the CARE Act. The Governor also announced $333,000 in newly available federal funding to support programs that help individuals with substance use disorder who are involved in the criminal justice system, and increase the number of people trained to use the life-saving overdose reversal drug, naloxone.

“Our Administration is committed to aggressively combatting the opioid epidemic and proposed these reforms to take even stronger, more targeted approaches to expand treatment and intervene earlier in substance use disorder situations,” said Governor Baker. “With the help of programs like Access to Recovery, we have been able to make significant progress combatting the epidemic but understand significant work remains, particularly as fentanyl plays a larger role in overdose deaths. We urge the Legislature to pass the CARE Act so we can continue to effectively address one of the greatest public health crises of our time.”

“Recovery coach programs like the one run by the Gavin Center are major tools in the fight against the opioid epidemic and have proven to significantly help guide an individual’s path to treatment and recovery,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito.“Passing the CARE Act will allow the Commonwealth to continue investing in programs that work and resources that can lead to long-term recovery patients.”

The CARE Act, which is currently under consideration by the Legislature, calls for increasing access to treatment and recovery services; addressing gaps in care by ensuring three clear pathways to treatment through emergency rooms; and strengthening education and prevention efforts.

“Crises of addiction occur 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the CARE Act will open an additional pathway to treatment for those who need immediate help,” said Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders. “It is essential that we continue to invest in successful prevention, treatment and recovery programs throughout the state.”

While opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined by 8% percent in 2017 compared to 2016, and opioid prescriptions have decreased by 30 percent since 2015 according to the state’s latest quarterly report, the rate of fentanyl present in opioid-related deaths continues to trend upward, reaching 83 percent in 2017.

“While we have made some progress, there is still much work to be done,” said DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We must continue to invest in evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies and this additional funding helps support our comprehensive public health approach to the opioid epidemic.”

Massachusetts was one of three states selected to receive $333,000 in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support programs that help individuals with substance use disorder who are involved in the criminal justice system, and increase the number of people trained to use the life-saving overdose reversal drug, naloxone. The funding is overseen by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and supplements a $12 million Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grant originally awarded to DPH by SAMHSA in April 2017.

The funding will expand the Commonwealth’s prevention and treatment efforts through:
·       Continued support of the Access to Recovery (ATR) program. ATR provides recovery support services for individuals in early recovery who are in need of assistance with re-entry into the community. Over a six month period, ATR provides support with basic needs, such as transportation, as well as access to job training and recovery coaching. ATR, which is implemented by the Gavin Foundation and other providers, began in Massachusetts in 2010 in partnership with DPH through funding from SAMHSA.  Since inception, ATR has helped nearly 18,000 individuals with substance use disorder.  According to the Gavin Foundation, participants in the program have seen a 188% improvement in employment and a 152% increase in stable housing.
·       Overdose education and Naloxone training programs to individuals employed by DPH’s sister state agencies including the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Training will cover the fundamentals of substance use disorder and addiction, overdose education and referrals to treatment.

“I am pleased with the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts in combatting the opioid epidemic,” said John P. McGahan, President/CEO of the Gavin Foundation, Inc. “We look forward to working with the Administration on increasing access to programs like Recovery Coaches and ATR in conjunction with traditional approaches to treatment.”

“While the latest data shows the number of overdoses resulting in deaths decreasing,” said Vic DiGravio, president of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, a trade group for addiction treatment providers. “We don’t see the demand for treatment diminishing therefore we urge the Legislature to quickly pass the CARE Act.”

Other behavioral health leaders joining the Governor today include Kurt Isaacson, CEO, Spectrum Health Care; Emily Stewart, Executive Director, Casa Esperanza; Daurice Cox, President and CEO, Bay State Community Services; Katie O’Leary Recovery Coach Supervisor, North Shore Mental Health Association; and Jackie Moore, President and CEO, North Suffolk Mental Health Association. For more information on the Commonwealth’s response to the opioid epidemic as well as links to the latest data, visit www.mass.gov/opioidresponseTo get help for a substance use disorder, visit www.helplinema.orgor call the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at (800) 327-5050.

Friday, March 30, 2018

HOME HEALTH AGENCY OWNER INVOLVED IN $2.7 MILLION MEDICAID FRAUD SCHEME CHARGED WITH PROVIDING FORGED DOCUMENT TO COURT

HOME HEALTH AGENCY OWNER INVOLVED IN $2.7 MILLION MEDICAID FRAUD SCHEME CHARGED WITH PROVIDING FORGED DOCUMENT TO COURT
Defendant Allegedly Provided False Court Judgment to Suffolk Clerk and Probation Offices Claiming Her Case Had Been Dismissed

BOSTON – The owner of a Boston-based home health agency accused of orchestrating a $2.7 million Medicaid fraud scheme has been indicted for allegedly providing a false court document that claimed the case against her had been dismissed, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Elena Kurbatzky, age 44, of Boston was indicted on Thursday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the additional charge of Uttering False or Forged Records. She will be arraigned on that charge in Suffolk Superior Court on April 5. Kurbatzky was the owner of Harmony Home Health Care, LLC located on Albany Street in Boston. 

Kurbatzky was previously indicted on charges of Medicaid False Claims, Larceny over $250 by False Pretenses, and Medicaid Member Eligibility Fraud in connection with allegedly stealing nearly $2.7 million from the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) by routinely billing for services that were never provided to patients and/or not authorized by physicians.

After Kurbatzky’s arraignment on those charges in July 2017, the court imposed several conditions of release, including that Kurbatzky submit to GPS monitoring and cease working as a health care provider. Kurbatzky filed several petitions with the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) appealing the conditions, as well as seeking to dismiss the indictments. 

The AG’s Office alleges that in March 2018, Kurbatzky presented a record she knew was false to the Suffolk County Superior Court Criminal Clerk’s Office and Suffolk County Superior Court Probation Office claiming that the fraud indictments against her and her co-defendants had been dismissed by the SJC. The AG’s Office alleges that Kurbatzky did so in order to get her GPS monitoring device removed.

The SJC’s clerks verified that this document was forged and that no such order had been issued. Upon learning of the submission of the forged document, the AG’s Office requested an immediate bail hearing after which Kurbatzky’s conditions of release were revised to include 24-hour home confinement. 

All of these charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being handled by Assistant Attorneys General Jennifer Goldstein and Kevin Lownds and Investigator Christine Baker, all of AG Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Division, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, Victim Witness Advocate Amber Anderson of the AG’s Victim Services Division, and the Office of the Inspector General. MassHealth provided invaluable assistance during the fraud investigation.  

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF APPLICATION FOR COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT PILOT PROGRAM

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF APPLICATION 
 
FOR COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT PILOT PROGRAM
BOSTON - Friday, March 30, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston's Community Preservation Committee (CPC) today announced the release of applications for a spring pilot program for CPA funding. The application calls for CPA supported projects to begin construction by Fall 2018, bringing new investments in housing, parks and open space and preservation of historic sites to Boston's neighborhoods. 

"This pilot program will help us begin funding critical projects in neighborhoods across the city, while providing an opportunity to evaluate and improve the CPA process for future funding rounds," said Mayor Walsh. "I want to thank the Community Preservation Committee, the Boston City Council and our community partners for their support. I look forward to investing in affordable housing and our parks, and preserving Boston's history through an open and inclusive process."

The pilot program application seeks "shovel-ready" projects that require $500,000 or less in funding, where construction can begin soon after funds are received. Organizations with affordable housing, historic preservation, and parks and open space proposals may apply for funding. The CPC is committed to a program that will have broad community participation, accessible and visible projects that have a positive impact on neighborhoods and residents, and oversight strategies to ensure timely, effective use of funds.

"We felt it was important to start funding projects. Homeowners have been paying the CPA surcharge since last summer. We want them to see transformational improvements in their neighborhoods and witness the power of this new fund," said Felicia Jacques, newly elected chair of the Community Preservation Committee.

CPA staff will hold public information sessions on Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Winter Chamber at 26 Court Street, Boston. Residents and organizations who wish to learn more about eligibility requirements as well as the application and review processes for the CPA Pilot Program are encouraged to attend.

The CPC will meet in June to review applications, and recommended projects will be submitted to the Mayor and City Council for approval.

In anticipation of CPA Pilot funding decisions for the pilot program this summer, the CPC will also hold a Public Hearing Monday, April 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Winter Chamber, 26 Court Street, Boston to hear from Boston residents about needs and ideas for CPA projects in  their neighborhoods. At the meeting, the CPC will review the Community Preservation Plan. Applications can be found here, and all responses must be submitted by April 27.

Aligning with Imagine Boston 2030and the City's agencies and departments, Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds will contribute to building strong neighborhoods through strategic investments that support affordable housing, open space and historic preservation.

About the Community Preservation Act (CPA)
By adopting the CPA in November 2016, the City has created a Community Preservation Fund. This fund is capitalized primarily by a one percent property tax-based surcharge on residential and business property tax bills that began in July 2017. The City will use this revenue to fund initiatives consistent with CPA guidelines: affordable housing, historic preservation, open space and public recreation.

As part of the City's plan to oversee the investments made through the adoption of the CPA, Mayor Walsh worked in partnership with the Boston City Council to form a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) that will study community preservation needs and make recommendations on how CPA funds should be allocated. The CPC is made up of nine members, five of whom are representative of the City's boards and commissions and four of whom are appointed by the City Council. The funding of any project requires a recommendation from the committee and appropriation by the City.

For more information about the Community Preservation Act, the Public Hearing and eligibility to apply for funding, please visit here.

遡源公所慶新春(圖片)

遡源公所主席雷展灝(中左一),鄺炎彬(中左三)幹部與住經文處處長賴銘琪(中排右五),波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉(後排左三)等人合影。(遡源公所提供)
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波士頓市議員艾德華費林(Ed Flynn, 右二)頒發表揚狀給遡源公所。主席
雷展灝(右一),鄺炎彬(左二)等人代表接受。(遡源公所提供)
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波士頓市議員艾德華費林(Ed Flynn, 左)
和遡源公所元老雷國輝夫婦合影。
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

高雄美國學校弦樂團訪問紐英崙中華公所

高雄美國學校拜會中華公所。前排左起,陳台榮,鄺坤珍,阮鴻燦,雷國輝,高雄美國學校校長卜傑明。經文處教育組長陳幗珍,僑教中心主任歐宏偉,高美前校長Thomas Farrell,學生代表,高美前入學總監Parker J. Beverage。(僑教中心提供)

中華公所中文書記雷國輝介紹中華公所歷史。(僑教中心提供)
(Boston Orange) 高雄美國學校弦樂團一行30人由總校長卜傑明(Dr. Ben Ploeger)帶領,訪問波士頓,預定330日在緬因州柯爾比學院及緬因州大學等校演出,328日在教育組及僑教中心安排下,先到波士頓參訪紐英崙中華公所,了解海外華人生活情境。
紐英崙中華公所中文秘書雷國輝,前主席阮鴻燦,董事陳台榮,工作人員鄺坤珍等人專程接待這特殊的訪問團,為他們介紹了華埠的各個僑團,以及中華公所的歷史,未來展望。
高雄美國學校學生訪問中華公所。(僑教中心提供)
僑教中心主任歐宏偉表示,這參訪活動,應有助於台灣師生更了解海外僑胞、鄉親對國家的支持。波士頓傳統僑社的長期支持中華民國政府,支持民主法治臺灣,積極協助僑務工作,參與雙十國慶等活動的愛國表現,都令人敬佩。他希望波士頓地區的青年僑團、臺灣留學生以及從臺灣前來參訪或進修的學人及訪問團,都有機會拜訪中華公所,到華埠懸掛中華民國國旗的各僑團拜會,更進一步的瞭解傳統僑社對國家政府的支持與協助,進而更認同僑務政策與工作。
經文處教育組在香滿園設宴,接待高雄美國學校訪問團。
左起,高雄美國學校校長卜傑明,經文處副處長陳銘俊,高美前校長
夫人,教育組組長陳幗珍,高美前校長Thomas Farrell,高美錢入學
總監Parker J. Berverage,陳台榮。(周菊子攝)
              接任高雄美國學校校長一職甫年餘的卜傑明說,這是該校每年一度的第10次出訪,預定在大波士頓地區停留一週,打算參訪哈佛、東北、愛默森及波士頓等大學院校,預定29日再啟程前往緬因州柯爾比學院及緬因大學等校演出,週末期間也將赴緬因州南部及新罕布夏什爾州旅遊,讓旅程更加多元豐富。
              卜傑明表示,美國在臺協會(AIT)在台灣承認並資助的美國學校只有兩所,一所在台北,有學生大約2400人,另一所就是在高雄的該校,約有學生800多人。入讀學生都是持有美國護照者。每年的畢業生,90%會到美國繼續深造。這次的出訪團員大都15歲上下。
(文稿部分資料由波士頓僑教中心提供)



經文處副組長趙昌倫(前左),廖文安(前右)和高雄美國學校學生們。
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中華武術遭遇挑戰?

主持人岳林(左起),講者陳笑儀,郭威賢。
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                          (Boston Orange 整理報導) 綜合武術(Mixed Martial Arts, 簡稱MMA)、太極、咏春拳,這些搏擊,功夫需要分高下嗎? 中國一綜合武術手在去年4月,今年3月,先後挑戰太極,咏春好手,都在極短時間內得勝引發的熱議,327日晚也在哈佛大學的講座中延燒。
            哈佛大學中國學生學者聯合會的學術組,為這話題,請來兩名武術專家從健身,防身,美學,甚至文學等層面做討論。
                      應邀講談的兩名武術專家,一個是曾多次在國際武術大賽中取得多項金牌,有著國家一級武術運動員和一級武術裁判員頭銜,目前住大波士頓,在衛斯理學院擔任武術教練的陳笑儀,一個是實用永春拳創始人溫鑑良的入室弟子,曾應香港浸會大學、科技大學邀請,講授武術,開辦了紐約Gotham Martial Arts武術學院的郭威賢。
                     陳笑儀指出,太極是一種比較柔和的功夫,從不以與人格鬥為目標,練習時也多半強調依照套路,個人自修,更重視強身健體的作用,拿格鬥來挑戰太極,其實不很恰當。再者,那兩場引起爭議的挑戰,格鬥者的體型,遠比太極或咏春師傅來得壯碩,以格鬥比賽必須由同等體型者對決的要求來看,引起爭議的那比賽也不公平。
                        郭威賢及主持人岳林也分別發表了看法。當晚的出席者有許多武術界人,討論得十分熱烈。
                      網路上有一位平時寫軍事專欄的朱江明,也以咏春丁浩敗給徐曉東冤枉嗎?”為題,詳細評論了這場比賽,在網上眾多頗為偏激的談論中,算比較中肯。他認為丁浩沒有格鬥的抱纏摔打概念,然後體力不濟,輸得不算難看。他也指出,在歐洲,許多練咏春拳的人,也在摸索參加格鬥(MMA)比賽的可能,英國的咏春拳手Josh Kaldani就曾多次在MMA比賽中擊倒對方。

陳笑儀(右二)和郭威賢(中)與出席的師傅合影,(陳笑儀提供)
            朱江明的文章還提到2004年時李小龍被UFC主席Dana White尊為西方MMA之父,言下之意,無論是太極,咏春,都是已揉合進MMA的武術。(初稿)

陳笑儀發言稿:

捍衛中華武術

捍衛中華武術的名譽和價值
部分出席者合影。(陳笑儀提供)
首先,感謝哈佛大學中國學生學者聯合會,感謝岳林博士的邀請。並且,我要向武術界的一位兄長,尊敬的郭威賢先生,表示特別的敬意! (向郭先行禮!)很榮幸今天能和郭先一起,作為特邀嘉賓來到這個講座。三年前,也是應中國學聯的邀請,我在哈佛大學做過一次講座,題目是,“中華武術的譜系。那次講座中,我以在大學受到的專業教育,和自己這些年不斷學習的知識,試著比較系統地介紹了中華武術的譜系。我想強調的是,這種介紹是很簡略的,因為中華武術是一個龐大的體系 -- 我想,對中華武術,至少可以寫一百篇博士論文,而我的學識實在太有限了。
所以,當我聽到,有人以一兩次對打,就揚要挑戰整個武術界,首先的感覺是,這樣的也許需要好好學習一下武術的基礎知識。同時,聽到這樣的事情,坦率地說,我心裡還是有些不平靜的,覺得有話想說。所以,我今天發的題目就是,“捍衛中華武術的名譽和價值。”武術是中華文化幾千年的一種傳承,今天仍在不斷地發展。在世界各地,都有眾多中華武術的愛好者。我自己在比賽和教學中,結識了不少不同國家的武術家,他們大多數是受過等教育的人。其中也有練MIMA,也就是綜合格鬥的人,卻特別想好好地學一下中華武術。他們對中華武術的知識和體會,他們的格鬥本事,我想不會比那種說大話的人差。所以,我可以用自己在美國親身體驗的事實,來捍衛中華武術的名譽和價值。
中華武術有各種門類,多種門派。不同門類有不同的功用,不同門派有不同的特點。 (我們都知道武術有健身和防身的功能,有的項目強調健身,有的項目強調防身,包括對打和格鬥。那麼現在我們就事論事:有人以綜合格術挑戰了一位太極拳師和兩位詠春拳師。詠春拳有郭先生在這兒,我們一會兒聽他做專家講演。
我試著來講講太極拳。首先,武術中的拳術至少有數十種,我自己就練過幾中。太極拳也許是最有名的,但並不意味著是最好的。不是說它不好—它非常好,但是還有其他拳術也是很好的,只是特點
不同。現在全中國全世界大多數人練太極拳,是以健身為目的的。但這並不意味著,太極拳沒有防身的功能。不過我認為,太極拳不是種以主動攻擊為特點的拳術。對比之下,少林拳的特點是比較主動攻擊的,剛勁勇猛,簡短精悍,這可以從它的套路看出來。現在,我試著為大家做一下少林拳的示範 -- 因為場地的關係,只能像徵性地做幾個動作。我想大家對太極拳都比較熟悉,那麼可以從少林拳來看這種拳的不同。
再說太極--太極是武術的一部分,一個很大的門派,太極拳只是其中一種門類,還有多種其他的,比方說太極棍,太極劍,太極扇,太極拂塵、太極推⼿手等等。那麼現在,我試著大家示範一下太極佛塵剛才我說,太極拳不是一種以主動攻擊為特點的拳術。為什麼呢?因為我認為,太極拳以及所有太極門類的武術,基本概念是以柔克剛。所以我剛才示範了太極佛塵。 大家知道,佛塵並不是武器。但是在太極佛塵的套路中,它是作為武器來使用的,因為它可以“四兩撥千斤” -- 在與對⼿手的交⼿手中,太極門派強調躲閃騰挪,出其不意,借力打力,以故意的被動來實現攻擊。比方說,如果對⼿手伸大臂出拳,一般會身體重心靠前。如果你側身閃過,迅速轉身,以扇子向對⼿手的背側出擊,就有可能能
使他失去重而倒地! 。這就是為什麼說,太極不是以主動攻擊為特點的,但它仍然是一種以攻擊為目的武術。

講到那位綜合格⼿手與那位太極拳師的對打,我看了視頻。我不想對那位太極拳師做任何評判,只想說,現在多數練武術的人,是沒有以格鬥作為日常訓練的。現在的武術大師,也不是以誰打架厲害稱之大師,而是對武術的理解有多深,多精。所以那位太極拳師在現場顯得對格鬥沒有任何心理準備,格鬥經驗不夠,與對⼿手第一接觸,倒地和出鼻血後,就似乎理崩潰了。以至於他根本沒有展現出任何太極拳的功夫和技能。我相信,這位拳師如果經過一段時間的太極實戰訓練,和太極的人實戰、和練習其他各自不同拳術的人每天實戰格練習,使自己在心理和技能上適應格鬥,有了鬥的經驗,表現一定會是不同的。因為綜合鬥就是每天練習實戰對打,太極練習一般都是個人套路的演練,練習的側重點不同,並不代表太極沒有實戰作用。另外,如果他真的想找人挑戰對打,他應該去挑戰武術散打的人,練習散打的人就是每天練習兩人之間的格鬥,經驗非常豐富,相信結果會大不相同。
還有一點,舉個例子,比如,現在人們最實用之一通訊工具就是⼿手機,以前⼿手機只是用來打電話,現在的⼿手機可以上網、拍照、導航很全面的作用,它的這些功能不是單獨完成的,需要物理、工程、科技、技術等結合一起的結果,這就是說明好的、實用的東西,都是需要多種結合完成的。太極也是一樣,太極就像是舊款的⼿手機,它的出現就是為了防身,不一定是治敵,(散打治敵更實用)那麼經過時代的變化,現在的太極不僅僅可以防身,又可以修身養性、參加演出、比賽、促進國際文化交流
等等。那麼,我認為,要想太極更加實用,有實戰效果,可以結合武術其他不同拳術、散打、摔跤等等在一起,相信實戰效果一定不同。
另外,作為一名武術裁判,我想指出,這種不同項目之間的交⼿手,如果沒有專家認真研究,制定裁判規則,是不可能公平進行的。這是很顯然的道理,我就沒必要多說了。總之,以這樣一次對打,就說太極拳輸給MIMA,是不會讓人信服的。如果,一位太極拳⼿手確實展示了太極拳的特點,一位綜合⼿手也展示了綜合格鬥的特點,那麼不論勝敗如何,都可以,才可以,對這兩種不同的門類進行比較。
話說回來,這兩次綜合格⼿手的挑戰,對武術界有所震動,未必不是一件好事。如果武術的某些類別,今後加強一些對抗性技能,我覺得,對武術的發展是有積極意義的。好,我先說這些。我很想听下面郭先生講詠春拳,和岳林博士作學術性的評論,更希望聽到在所各位觀眾朋友們的見解謝謝家!