The Bridge Power Training Deeper Strength

The Bridge If you look carefully at the point where the pillars of a bridge bear the structure’s enormous weight, you will often find a small cylinder. This astonishing feature is known as a “bridge bearing.” The purpose of the bearing is to take the weight while giving the entire structure maximum flexibility. Bridge bearings Read More

Yiquan

This introduction to Yi-Chuan was written by Wang Yu-Fong, daughter of the founder, Wang Xiang-Zhai Frequently in this modem era, filled as it is with technologies like computers and space-age travel, we make the mistake of perceiving martial arts in simple “what you see is what you get” terms. In other words, the practice and Read More

Yiquan Academy

Staring Master Yao Chengrong, the son of the late Master Yao Zongxun (the succesor of the founder of the Yiquan 意拳 style Wang Xiangzhai). Links: Yiquan Academy youtube.com Yiquan Martial Arst Academy yq-zywg.com Yiquan wikipedia.org

Yiquan Rumen

Author: Master Yao ChengRong Translator: J. P. Lau Translator’s Note: In English, “Yi” means mind or intent, “Quan” means fist or martial art, “Ru” means enter or cross and “Men” means door or threshold. The literal meaning of the phrase “Yiquan Rumen” is “the learning of the rudiments of Yiquan”. A lot of Yiquan enthusiasts Read More

The Use of Sound and Breath Control in Yiquan

by Master Yao ChengRong Translator: J. P. Lau In Yiquan, the “use of sound” and breath control are employed together in a practice known as Shi Sheng. This practice functions primarily as a mechanism to augment one’s ability to marshal the entire body into action during a release of power. Sound vibration/enunciation coordinated with the Read More

Yiquan Not-So-Straight Straight Punch

Author: Master Yao ChengRong Translator: J. P. Lau Translator’s Note: This article has been edited for English readers. You must learn to effectively deliver the straight punch from your ready stance, from any hand position. There should be no wasted motion and no give-away movement preceding the punch. Upon completing the punch you must immediately Read More

Power discharge in yiquan

By Yao Cheng-rong Translated by Tu-Ky Lam An overview of power discharge People who practice martial arts must have heard of the term “jing” which means strength, or power. When we hit an opponent or throw him away with force, we discharge our power, which is called “Fa li” in Chinese. If we want to Read More

Finer points of yiquan push-hands

By Yao Cheng-rong Translated by Tu-Ky Lam Push-hands, which is a combined application of zhan-zhuang (standing practice), shi-li (testing of energy) zou-bu (stepping) and fa-li (power discharge), is an important part of Yiquan training, aiming to improve the martial arts skill of practitioners and students. Push-hands supplements free sparring very well as it can help Read More

Every hair is fully alert

‘In the fully energized state, “every hair is fully alert.” The state of relaxed arousal is what is meant by the chinese term “sung.” This is not the drowsy torpor before sleep. It is the release of tension that saps our strength – so that we become alert, clearheaded and full of vigor. Your head Read More