- Internal Power is Not Mysterious.
- It Does Not Take Years to Develop Internal Power.
- It Should Not Be A Secret Only For A Chosen Few!
Internal Power is the buzz word in the Martial Arts community these days. The problem is that everyone talks about it, but few can demonstrate it, and even fewer can actually teach it.
Internal Power and Connection is something that can easily be trained and developed. You just need to find the correct teaching.
This program provides a structured and progressive training regimen
designed to help the student gain real skill in the internal arts.
The goal of formulating this program was not to supplant the traditional internal systems or to create a “new” system. Instead this program is designed to remedy some of the problems with the traditional teaching structure. Usually the progression of training is not laid out for the students in the traditional teaching structure and sometimes in traditional teaching the Nei Kung (or Internal Power) is not taught until the student has “proven” themselves for many years. This can leave many students practicing “empty” forms. This would be like a car without an engine if we used the previous analogy. The car might look good but functionally it is not very useful.
Benefits of Studying the Internal Power Program
This program teaches aspects of all three of the internal arts of Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, and Taiji Quan. These arts are integrated into the program in that the core Nei Kung, Principles, and movement patterns are taught for each of the arts. They are each individual and separate arts and are not combined. Each art should retain its’ individual “flavor”, principles, and method of movement. The benefit of integrating all three arts into the curriculum of this program are:
Each style has its own principles and emphasis in training: Xing Yi can develop power fairly quickly, Bagua emphasizes mobility and coiling, Tai Chi emphasizes unity and transforming power. The experience of training in each of these three arts will deepen the students understanding of the art in which he chooses to focus on and by studying the core aspects of each style a student can take the lessons learned and use them to more fully understand the development of internal power and effective movement. He will gain insight into practicing that would not have been possible if his experience was narrowed by only practicing one art.
The student in the beginning of training does not know much about the difference between these arts. By going through the Nei Kung specific for each style and incorporating it into movement patterns the student gains an understanding of the similarities and differences between these three arts. The student can then make a decision based upon experience and preference as to which style to continue learning in depth rather than wasting sometimes years trying an art to find out that it just does not suit the student’s temperament, body structure, goals, etc.