Tag Archives: Standing Post

Manifesting Structure Through Intention (MSTI) Exercise

I developed this training routine to help you learn how to use intention to develop unity in your body’s structure (frame). Background The state of unity or ‘Hunyan’ as we refer to it in Yi Chuan is the dynamic balance … Continue reading

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Yi Chuan Puts Standing First

Most martial arts systems start by teaching new students basic techniques.  Stances, blocks, punches, kicks, break-falls, joint locks and other techniques are practiced and improved through repetition. Yi Chuan is different; in that, the method clearly asserts that it has … 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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Getting ‘Out of the Box”

The box is everywhere, its all around us.  Its how we think, what we see and how we control the world in which we live.  From infancy what is real has been defined by our teachers, ingrained in us, from … 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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Use ‘Hidden’ Practice time

The core Yi Chuan practice of Standing (Jam Jong) can be practices in any position – standing, sitting or lying down.  The purpose is to activate or unite the frame so whole body or Hunyuan strength can be applied from … 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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Establish Clear Goals

In order to develop training habits that your improve your skill you need clear and reachable goals.  Its just common sense that often gets obscured by the excitement of learning something new.  I remember being admonished by my teacher on many occasions for putting … Continue reading

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