The origin of Daoyin

Take a deep breath and sink it to dantien. Hold the breath there for a while and then exhale it like the sprouting off grass until the it goes to the top of your head. In this way, the yang vital energy go up and the yin down. Those whose yang or yin energy goes Read More

Zimenquan

  Rare footage of traditional old style Zimenquan. Taiping Wuguan The rare art of Zimenquan is known as an internal martial and is practiced in the little known Jiangxi province which is tucked away in the south central plains of China. Founded around 300 years ago by Master Yu Kerang, who was a native of Read More

Nothing Gained

“I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.” Gotama Buddha

Chuang Tzu’s Waterfall

Confucius and his students went on a hike out in the countryside. He was thinking of using the opportunity to engage the students in a discussion about the Tao when one of them approached and asked: “Master, have you ever been to Liu Liang? It is not far from here.” Confucius said: “I have heard Read More

Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly

Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Chuang Chou. But he didn’t know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he Read More

The Celestial Mind

How can you find purity in the mind? It is just a matter of seeking out purity in the midst of impurity. Then when you discover signs of impurity in the midst of purity, you know you have found purity. The true mind has no form: what has form is ultimately illusory. Reference: The Secret Read More

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Sung

Cheng Man Ch’ing I have been practicing Tai-Chi Chuan for over fifty years. Only two years ago that I started to understand the word “relax”. I remember my Tai-Chi Chuan teacher Yang Cheng-Fu who did not like to talk much and he used to sit all day without saying a word if no one asked Read More

Equal Strength All Over

Make your strength equal all over the body. Your muscles must be agile. They must be able to contract, stretch, relax and become firm in harmony with each other. Your strength must come from inside you and the radiate out. When moving, slowness excels over speed. Be relaxed rather than impatient. Your movement should be Read More

Chang San-feng on Chi

Its said that when you breathe out you contact the Root of Heaven and experience a sense of openness, and when you breathe in you contact the Root of Earth and experience a sense of solidity. Breathing out is associated with the fluidity of a dragon, breathing in is associated with strength of a tiger. Read More

Two Scholars

Once upon a time in Xinye County, Hunan Province, China, there was a temple known as the Jade Emperor Temple. It was quite far away from town, but many people still liked to visit it. The temple was very popu- lar as it made a lot of people’s wishes come true. One day, two young Read More

The Secret Method of Release

The Four Characters: Support, Lead, Relax, and Release Support the opponent’s power and borrow his force. This involves agility. Lead the opponents power to the front of your body, then begin to store your force. This involves concentration. I relax my force without bending. This involves stillness. I release my force from the waist and Read More