Tag: Energy

  • The Heat of Movement the coldness of stillness

    by Liu I-Ming Generally speaking, when people are active, this gives rise to heat; when people sit quietly, this gives rise to cold. When one is cold, if one moves about this will again produce heat. When one is hot, if one sits still this will again produce coldness. In other words, cold and heat…

  • Huang Xingxiang Five Loosening Exercises

    Master Huang Xingxian (Huang sheng Shuan) performing the 5 Loosening Exercises. Book reference: Relax, Deep Mind Taiji Basics Patrick Kelly ISBN 047600425x p.37 – 45 Links: Huang Sheng Shyan wikipedia.org

  • Martial aspects of yiquan and its fighting application

    Internal “Intention” for Health and Self-Defense By Fukui Yang as told to Bob Feldman A Short History of Yiquan and My Family’s Relationship to this Martial Art Yiquan is a relatively new Chinese martial art created by the great master Wang Xiangzhai. Master Wang was the last and favorite student of the Xingyiquan master Guo…

  • The sixteen steeps of transferring power

    1. Root and twist the foot, allowing power to travel up the leg. 2. Let the power spring upward at the knee. 3. Allow the power to move freely in any direction at the waist. 4. Drive the power upward through the back. 5. Let the power penetrate to the crown point at the top…

  • Four Character Secret Transmission

    Spread. To spread means that we mobilize our chi spread it over our opponents energy and prevent him from moving. Cover. To cover means that we use our chi to cover our opponents thrust. Check. To check means that we use chi to check our opponents thrust, ascertain his aim and evade it. Swallow. To…

  • Grasp Sparrows’s Tail is like two men sawing

    This is the push-hands sequence of Wardoff, Rollback, Press and Push. The action is that of sawing. When you saw, the force at both sides should be equal; then the action is smooth. If one side tries to change the force, the saw’s teeth will bind. If my partner binds the saw, then even if…