Category Archives: Testing

Yi Chuan methods to test integrated strength.

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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The Way of Yi Chuan

Yi Chuan can be called an ancient method in a modern package.  While Yi Chuan (also know a Da Cheng Chuan or great achievement fist) was systematized in the early 1900’s by Grandmaster Wang it is based on a method that … Continue reading

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Torque

An interesting aspect of integrated strength is the internalization of momentum, which in our lineage is referred to as martial velocity or torque.  The presence of torque within a gesture is one of the reasons integrated strength can be applied … Continue reading

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Ride the Wave

Integrated strength exhibits characteristics that differentiate it from ordinary strength.  In Yi Chuan the procedures for testing integrated strength are designed to help the practitioner recognize these differences.  In many cases the practitioner will fail the test if he or she is … Continue reading

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Testing Strength

Testing Strength is Yi Chuan’s way of helping transform the results of solo training into functional skill.  Consider this video clip of my teacher testing his strength on me. My role in this scenario is to provide a committed attack to my … Continue reading

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