It shows how effortless and natural movements could easily deflect and control stronger force. It also carries a subliminal message of how tremendous the Qi energy could possibly be.
In short, physical size does not matter.
“Stances are designed to transmit force through the body.”
For Qigong, the only force you need to consider is the weight of the body itself. Therefore a Qigong stance has to transmit the weight of the body down into the ground.
However, for Martial Arts and Kung Fu the stance means to transmit force from the ground, through the body, into the opponent.
Therefore, there are several mistakes we often make during the training. (more…)
Fok Bo Chuen and Leung Jan both learned Wing Chun from Wong Wah Bo. When Leung Jan took sheltered in Foshan, he began teaching WingChun to Chan Wah Shun who later one became first master of Yip Man before his passing.
Meanwhile, Yuen Chai Wan traveled South to Vietnam to spread the sophisticated arts, and that was how the lineage in the video below was started.
I wish I could tell of secret skills but I can’t.
It is also not to say that there are no advanced techniques in Taiji Chen, there most certainly are and they are very effective, but I still say that they are largely irrelevant.
Very few people persevere long enough to learn intermediate skills let alone advanced ones. There is no point teaching an advanced skill until the basic skills have been mastered.
Learning Taiji is like climbing a ladder.
Some people may be able to take two steps at a time or even jump from the ground to the third or fourth step, but very few people could jump straight to the top of the ladder.
If they could they would not need the ladder anyway. The most important things that you need to know about Chen Taiji will almost always have been taught to you on your first ever lesson.
In fact it seems to take most people several years to take on board what they should have learned in their first lesson.
From my own belief as well as what was found in the trace of history, the Eight Treasures Fist was created by the Abbot of the Southern Shaolin Temple, whose name was Zhi Shan (or Gee Sin).
It happened during the Qing Dynasty when the newly established Government took fear from the high standing status of the Shaolin Temple, they executed a war against the monks and destroyed everything that was…
As the Shaolin Temple is imagined through many Kungfu movie, most likely in the knowledge of a typical moviegoer it is the Shaolin Temple located on Five Peaks Mountain, Songshan, Henan Province.
Nevertheless, did you know that during the Yuan Dynasty the abbot of this Shaolin Temple, Fo Yu, also built five other Shaolin Temples in five different provinces : He Lin, Lou Yang, Xi An, Tai Yuan and Ji Xian. (more…)