Learning is easy, practicing is difficult
The empty hand techniques teach the core principles of the style. They are organized in six levels, starting with basic drills and forms, and then progressing to animal styles and finally the dragon style.. Each level builds on top of the last one and requires a higher level of coordination and skill.
This includes the techniques for throwing and joint locking. The throwing techniques are from the ancient style of Shuai Jiao, more specifically BaoDing ShuaiJiao (also known as ‘Fast Wrestling’), and joint locking is based on different Qin Na techniques that target the main joints of the body.
Weapons are an extension of our body, thus requiring higher coordination and control. All the weapons in our system are classified into four categories: flexible (rope dart, three section staff, ...), hard (staffs, sticks, ...), edged (swords, daggers, ...), and throwing (knives, archery, ...).
A group of exercises and routines aimed at improving our mind body connection, as well as developing our internal energy for the purposes of improving our health and lifestyle, while also enhancing our fighting skills.
The foundation of any martial art is a strong body and a calm mind. Conditioning of the body, mind, and spirit is a fundamental component, and involves building strength, balance, coordination, endurance, power, flexibility, and agility. Exercises can focus on general conditioning, or they can be specific to a technique or skill.
In sparring we find out how well we understand what we know when we try to apply it to an uncooperative opponent. Your efficiency at sparring, the angles of your cuts, your power and alignment when punching a bag, these are the types of assessments that keep us honest about our training,