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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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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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What is Unity?

When studying the biomechanics of internal Kung Fu we are confronted with a myriad of systems.  Bones, ligaments, tendons, facia, circulatory, nervous and our various senses to name a few. Each, of course, plays a critical role in creating the … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Yi Chuan Practice Session

No fixed forms, no fixed rules. You hear that over and over again when studying Yi Chuan.  While enlightening to someone who has been repeating the same forms or moves over and over again for years that phrase can be … Continue reading

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