Your Form Doesn’t Look Like My Form?

I think if you have been in martial arts long enough the question of who is doing the right form comes up. This is true for every single martial art on planet earth.  I watched a video today that got me thinking about this very question.

Before going further in this article check out the video I watched..

 

Yang, Sau Chung (1910-1985), was the eldest son of Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu. He started learning his family style when he was 8 years old under the strict supervision of his father. At 14, he started to assist his father in teaching Tai chi chuan. [Read more...]

Kung Fu – World Tai Chi Day

world tai chi day The crew from Enter Shaolin participated at a local World Tai Chi Day event yesterday. It’s nice to see the Tai Chi community coming together for a day to promote Tai Chi.

Like many when I first learned about Tai Chi I wasn’t very interested in it.

It seemed slow and pretty pointless. That was when I was looking at Tai Chi through the eyes of a person who didn’t understand exactly what it was.

The first 4 years of my training with Sifu Phu he kept suggesting that I start training in Tai Chi Chuan. I tried but I kept loosing interest in doing it.

Finally, after several years of training I hit a plateau in my training. It seemed like no matter what I did, I wasn’t able to stop using force in my martial art training. This really frustrated me because I was practicing all the time. Though, it was like the harder I trained the more difficult it was to soften up. [Read more...]

Understanding Chi Better

What is Chi?

Chi

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I know most of you at one time or another pondered this question.  I have thought about this for years myself.  We all possess the ability to call on our chi, but most folks don’t really realize they have it.

I found my chi so to speak by applying the concept of the “mind moves the chi.”  I first imagined that I had it, before I actually felt it. Overtime What I imagined I was able to feel.

Discovering My Chi Through Martial Arts

I have read tons on this subject of Chi, so from what I have read and experienced I believe, (DON”T QUOTE ME LOLS THIS IS JUST MY OPINION)

People who train there breathing in conjuction with their movements, like in the practice of Chi Gung, Tai Chi, Nei Kung etc.  Develop the ability to control the flow of their blood.

Taoist call it (Life Force) I just call it blood flow! I also noticed that being able to control your blood flow you are also able to control the pressure in your body. Chi is great for martial artist that use pressure control in their fighting.

Interpreting Chi Around The World

What Is Chi? | Chinese Philosphy, Qi (Ki) Energy, Yin and Yang

Chi is the central idea of Chinese medicine, and of the Eastern understanding of the world. Discover why it is so important to master this principle.

Publish Date: 09/23/2010 22:40

http://www.learntaichinow.com/what-is-chi

The 3 Hidden Pillars of Chi Kung | Qigong15.com | Qigong Exercises

Learn more about the 3 pillars or components that form the foundation of chi kung.

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 9:23

http://qigong15.com/blog/chi-kung/the-3-hidden-pillars-of-chi-kung/

Jing Energy

What is Jing Energy? Jing Energy is Chi that is directed by mind intent so that it takes on a specific shape, form or expression. There are approximately 36 basic types of Jing Energy and many more methods, combinations and.

Publish Date: 08/13/2009 10:00

http://209.68.60.15/chi-power/jing-energy-503

Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century

10 minute overview of the PBS documentary “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century” by Francesco Garri Garripoli www.kahunavalley.org . Visit the Qigong Institute www.qigonginstitute.org for more information on Qigong and Tai Chi and ho…

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