Category Archives: Application

Applying Yi Chuan integrated strength for self defense and other purposes.

Misunderstood

This picture was taken a number of years ago. Its a snap shot of my Teacher sending me flying during a Yi Chuan partner practice called ‘bouncing’. I often get reactions from people that this must be fake. I also … Continue reading

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Straighten Up!

Do a quick survey of your posture as you read this.  Are you sitting down in a chair, back slumped and spine hunched?  If so, you are not alone.  Most people, myself included, have a bad habit of collapsing their … Continue reading

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Play With It

It would be quite a shame if the results of Yi Chuan practice were only useful for self defense.  Fortunately they are not. To make use of strength, flexibility, balance, awareness and other gains achieved through Yi Chuan practice you … Continue reading

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Make it Routine

Particularly in Yi Chuan a little bit of practice each day is far better than a bunch of practice once a week.  Building a daily habit to practice your routine (aka take your medicine) is a crucial component of getting results. … Continue reading

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Close Quarters

Before studying Yi Chuan I spent a fair amount of time in Aiki Jutsu.  Joint locks, throws, take downs and grappling practices in Waza format or freestyle was the focus.  Most of that training was self-defense oriented, meaning we would … Continue reading

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