Showing posts from May, 2011

Tradition and Research

My return to America has been wonderful in all parts of my life especially my training. Instead of letting jet-lag get the best of me I decided to begin my training at 5 in the morning to get more Qi out of the air, as many other masters have suggested. It is definitely a challenge to get up so early to begin a tiring workout but the benefits have been so rewarding that I can not return to my previous routine. I feel that I am unlocking something that I had only heard about it legends. It may still be years before I fully understand what it is but just having a taste of the new possibilities fills me with vigor for the rest of my day. Being done with my workout at eight in the morning gives me true clarity for the rest of the chores and tasks that lie ahead. Recently I have run into a divide in my training. I have the many traditional forms and movements that I have learned from my master. The thousands of techniques that I must plan out carefully in order to make sure that they are al

How's your form?

It is true in the system of Bagua, the training of the movements is essential. The exact details of why the structure of the body is a certain way is important for unlocking your internal power. However in many Chinese styles the looking at ideas in terms of actual combat can be questionable. Not all of the arts remember the importance of continual combat training. All of the arts are useful for your life in many different ways but the core and birth of every art has been from combat. You must be prepared to fight when it comes time to fight. Your own personal training and research is important for you to find the answers that you are seeking for your quest. Fights will come at you in many forms. Be it physical, mental or spiritual all levels of combat must be met accordingly. The fight for confidence in a world of insecure thoughts can make it feel natural to want to quit. But be assured you are the son of the creator of the universe. At all times and hours of the day your potential