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Martial Art of Awareness - Free Taster
Mon 24 April 2017, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
I Liq Chuan/Zhong Xin Dao is the fastest growing Chinese internal martial arts system in the world with certified instructors in over 20 countries. It's unique comprehensive grading system; a hallmark of I Liq Chuan - has proven to ensure a high level of quality control with the transmission of the art to the future generations.
As a system of Kung Fu, I Liq Chuan emphasizes the development of internal power through mental attitude and awareness. The training develops sticking and merging abilities, circular spiral energy, Chin Na, F’a Jing, Chi Kung, and most importantly, integration of the mind’s complete awareness in the present moment –be it in daily life or any situation. Practitioners of I Liq Chuan integrate this art into their daily lives to maintain their awareness by not hurting themselves or others. The awareness developed reveals the nature of everything. Thus, the student understands cause and effect in life and has the ability to maintain the “right understanding” in all situations. Right mindfulness is the mental state of being neutral, formless, and in the present. It is a state (Wu Chi) of being emotionless and unattached to but being aware of the physical world.
High level of skill is attained through two – person practice. The core of the system is in its spinning/sticky hand drills. This exercise resembles Tai Chi push hands, but is somewhat different. Instead students train by spinning their hands and forearms around each other, while trying to focus their mind and senses, to feel their partner’s energy and also be aware of their own body and its reactions. From there various combat applications are employed. One important prerequisite to learning and applying I Liq Chuan properly and effectively is keeping the body and mind relaxed and balanced. This is developed through the understanding of philosophy, concepts, principles, and training tools. By utilizing spinning force all the body movements become rounded and circular. Power is generated from the ground through the feet and legs, then transmitted through the waist and shoulders, into a unified body movement. Higher levels maintain unity, while splitting the direction of the force at any point of the body (sources: iliqchuan.com)