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The Limits Of Self Defense

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 17:08
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Martial Arts For Personal Development

One Simple Trick To Maximize Your Training Results

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:05
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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.

Tuning In

Submitted by Qiang on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 22:51

"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)


Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:22
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Here it is; right now.  Think about it and you miss it. - Hang Po
This is a great quote from Chinese Zen master Huang Po.

Balanced Athleticism

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:23
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The weather is finally cooling off a bit around here so I hit the mats to get my gymnastics fundamentals in.

Training Mistakes

Submitted by Qiang on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 23:05

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.

I Liq Chuan Spinning With Stepping & Kicking

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 14:51
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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.

The goal of spinning with stepping is to maintain heavy hands with light feet.
©2013 CFILC

Easy Does It

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 00:18
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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.