Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:05
Secrets Of The Old Master's Revealed
Skill building is, in most cases an entirely different practice than conditioning, particularly with an internal martial art like I Liq Chuan where a chief goal is effortless, or nearly effortless action.
Throughout most of our lives we develop a habit of getting attached to the feeling of effort, or you might say "bio-feedback".
"I feel like I am doing something, ergo, I must be doing something right." We're addicted to it.
"Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house." ~Ezekiel 12:2 (New American Standard Bible)
Mistakes are part of the training process. Stumbling a bit while exploring beyond your comfort zone is par for the course. Recognizing the mistakes and correcting them is essential to make progress. I didn’t see my mistakes at the time (hindsight is 20/20). Looking back on my training, I’ve made plenty of mistakes that were obstacles to my progress. Here are a few of the bigger ones.
Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 14:51
Many people mistakenly believe that I Liq Chuan's spinning hands training is only practiced stationary. Here instructor Miro Kovacik and I demonstrate spinning hands with range, section, stepping and kicking and a few qin na applications.
Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 00:18
After I got some work done in the office I stepped out on the mats to get a little training in. Over the last year or two I've really noticed a drop in my mobility, so I've prioritized it in my training now.
There's a nice big, fat yellow moon out there and even though it's still hot out there right now, I still love having my private mat space right outside my door.
Hit three or four easy sets of swings with the 32kg, windmills with the 16kg, deck squats and a few other easy mobility drills.