Internal Arts fighting is very rare here in the U.S. Tai Chi is often thought to be slow, only meditative and for elderly people. Internal Arts movements are sometimes slow for deeper understandings, but also are sometimes very fast and quick. The martial aspect has always been a part of Internal Arts historically, but often are not included nowadays.
The Dao Principles apply everywhere in all realms of life, and so also to fighting. How can your fighting or self defense improve with Internal Arts? As you begin to move with more “whole body, integrated movements”, you can discover more power and speed with less effort. Many people with “external” martial arts experience realize that they are sacrificing their bodies for winning. As they age, they lose their ability to rely on muscle, speed , and external force. Internal Arts offer more efficient motion, “smarter fighting”, physics vs. brute force, and the extreme
sensitivity to changes that comes from inside out throughout all body systems. Also the clarity and calmness of mind lets you see opportunities otherwise clouded by anxiety or fear. No matter what age, you can become more agile, quick, strong, efficient, and insightful through our Internal Arts Programs. If you are practicing external forms and fighting, our programs will help you improve any style by “putting the insides into it” for
more power and sensitivity. Internal blockages in the circulation, nervous system, and mind sets can inhibit your progress in the martial arts. Internal arts clears these blockages for optimal performance.
studying applications. “In the west, two people fight, one wins, the other loses. In the east, two people fight, for the one, heaven is victorious, for the other, heaven has yielded.” Really we fight to study Nature and handle more stressful situations with less force and violence.
Many people benefit from starting with our Tai Chi program as an essential core to all other movements. The Tai Chi two-element balancing is “inside” the Bagua eight-element balancing. The Tai Chi program provides clear, simple access to the Bagua. Of course, motivated students can do both together for maximum benefit.