Author Archives: steveehrenreich

About steveehrenreich

I am a long time practitioner of martial arts and Yi Chuan student of Master Cheuk Fung.

The Unexpected Journey

If you are like me martial arts have been a keen interest for you since childhood.  Perhaps you went looking around, bought a few books ordered a few VHS tapes, made your own nun-chucks and eventually found a teacher. Maybe for a … Continue reading

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The BS Dectector

The Method’s BS Detector is Testing Strength. Before I met Master Fung I did a lot of things.  Grappling, sparring,  waza, bench press, kata, squats,  waza,  push ups,  waza, meditation, kata, full contact, kata, wooden dummy, heavy bag, etc., etc. None of it … Continue reading

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The Opportunity

Consider the video clip below, it was shot some years ago while Master Fung was teaching a group of us at the park.   Before studying with Master Fung I spent many years studying other styles, including Karate, Kung Fu … Continue reading

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Relax vs. Collapse

I often meet with people who have been practicing standing for some time.  When I ask them to show me what they are doing I see the same problem over and over. Their focus on relaxing has resulted in a … Continue reading

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Under Armor

How does the method enhance resistance to injury? Continue reading

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Explosive Strength

Yi Chuan explosive strength is where you work to condense the procedure learned in other aspect of training in time and space.  The process serves to concentrate integrated strength and increase its effectiveness. For practitioners seeking to gain self defense … Continue reading

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Please Keep the ‘Martial’ in the ‘Martial Art’

Often I hear from people who practice Yi Chuan for health purposes.  They really have no interest in developing their self-defense capacity, rather they would like to benefit from the energy and health benefits associated with the art. There is nothing … Continue reading

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Is Standing Like a Tree Making You Board?

They tell you to stand there, like a tree, hold still, eventually you will understand…. Perhaps a fairy will come along and sprinkle some magic dust on your head after 1, 2, 3,…5,..10 years of obedient practice..?!!? Maybe not. I’m … Continue reading

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Ideas on Storing Strength

The cultivation of integrated strength requires developing the ability to store strength or energy for use when its needed.  This is counter intuitive  when coming from activities that use muscular strength directly.  Learning to store strength and use it at … Continue reading

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