Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Martial Arts: Chi Kung,Wing Chun and Kung Fu


Cautionary Note to Reader



Chapter 1


What is Kung Fu

What it takes to Master internal Kung Fu

Wing Chun with or without Chi Energy?

A Principle Centered System

Chapter 2

Learning about your chi

Teacher as a guide: An invitation to learn

Energy - Learn by doing


Two Keys: Attending and Intending

Hard and Soft Chi-kung



Four Levels of Relaxation

Chapter 3

Wing Chun an Energy System

Assumptions of energy skills

Wing Chun: An advanced energy system

Chapter 4

Beginning with the Root

Four Standing Exercise

8 Pieces of Brocade


Standing meditation from Shaolin

Dissolving and Marrow Washing

Normal and Reverse Breathing Techniques

Beginning the Standing Meditation

Advanced Standing Meditation: Bone Marrow Washing

The Advanced Standing Chi-kung Exercise of Sil Num Tao

Four keys: Relax, Root, Breathe, and Focus

The Tan Sau

The Wu Sau

The Fook Sau

Chapter 5

Learning to Move with Chi



Wing Chun Kicking

1. Kicking Seeds

2. Kicking Principles

3. Soft, Internal Kicking Power

4. Kicking Targets

5. Kicking as Stepping

The Different Energy Expressions of the Three Boxing Forms

Chapter 6

Using Chi as a Weapon

The slap or sinking palm

Thrusting palm

Releasing energy through the fingers and toes (Biu Tze)

The short punch

The Yin and Yang manifestations of energy

Chapter 7

Chi Sau Purpose and Attitude

Learning a language or competing

Putting the Chi back into Chi Sau

Single Chi Sau the most important

Developing Deep Connectivity Through Chi Sau


1) POSITIONING: To occupy a strategic advantage

2) BALANCING: To maintain continuity and integrity

3) STICKING: To stay with what is

4) SPRINGING: To awaken and enliven the connection

5) DIRECTION: To close your shield and open his

6) WEIGHTING: To presence energy into the weapons

7) KU: To control the bridge

Cool LISTENING: To Know what is

9) EXTENDING: To connect with what is

10) FOLLOWING: To stay with what is

11) JOINING: To interact with what is

12) LEADING: To influence what is

Double chi sau a conversational exchange

Freeing technique through principles

Chapter 8

Advanced Wing Chun Energy Training With the Wooden Dummy, Long Pole, & Butterfly Swords

Unlocking the secrets of the Dummy

Stages of dummy skills

Energy in the WC weapons

The 6 ½ point long pole

The 8 Slash swords of Wing Chun

Chapter 9

Wing Chun and Dim Mak

Dim Mak within the whole of Wing Chun

More than a touch?

Moving beyond the dummy

Principles that Unlock Dim Mak within the Dummy Form

Angle and Direction

Attack a Single Meridian

Yin and Yang

The 24 Hour Energy Cycle & the "Inner" Reverse Flow

Special Points

Fa-jing Energy Release-- Releasing energy to block energy

Refining to a touch (Uncle David)

Combining point Sequences from the Dummy Form.

Which motions do what?

First Sequence:

Second Sequence:

Third Sequence:

Fourth Sequence:

Fifth Sequence:

Sixth Sequence:

Seventh Sequence:

Eighth Sequence:

Ninth Sequence:

Tenth Sequence:


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