Author Archives: steveehrenreich

About steveehrenreich

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

Building a Great Pyramid

The Method is about change. We change our structure, we change our tissues, we change our relationship with gravity, our relationship with our opponent and, perhaps most importantly, our energy flow. We change not at points in time but as … Continue reading

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The Inside Out of It

  The Method is often misunderstood. Intellectually one wants to grasp It as a series of exercises to be repetitiously practiced until some result has been achieved.  In practice this misunderstanding means hour after hour devoted to reaching some conceived goal … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Works

Over the past couple of years I have been helping people develop their practice by meeting with them through Skype or similar video conferencing service. At first I was skeptical, my prospective on-line student had to talk me into giving … Continue reading

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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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