Iliqchuan Team (23 students from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg from instructors Alex Skalozub, Daria Sergeeva, Sergey Molodyka,Marina Gubnitskaya and Ekaterina Shestakova) participated in 8th TCFE Chines Internal Martial Arts Championship (Saint-Petersburg, 28-30 Oct 2016). Also was Iliqchuan Vologda Team (instructor Alexey Ovodov) wich results will be known later.
Congratulations to all Iliqchuan instructors and students!
Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:32
We were fortunate enough to have GM° Sam Chin back in Tempe over the May 7-8, 2016 weekend. I was especially excited to have Sifu back, as it was his first trip back to the Phoenix area in more than two years.
We spent Friday evening at Ruey's house catching some of Sifu's wisdom on video and listening to Ruey's stories from the early days at the Temple when Sifu first began teaching his family's martial art to the public.
At the point of contact, you want to be able to generate at least two energies: one attacking the structure and one attacking the mass. The why and how of this may not be immediately obvious, but the principle behind this “fork” energy can be understood via simple models.
As a first pass to understanding, we remove complicating factors and reduce our analysis to the essentials needed for examining the underlying principles. Using a “spherical cow” approximation technique, we can do barebones thought experiments to derive the mechanisms of the fork energy.
Sifu has said that he doesn’t teach anything new, rather we just understand things differently each time. I haven’t had any earth-shattering learning experiences with my training lately, so I take this to mean that enough of what Sifu has taught me has sunken in that my head no longer hurts when trying to grasp his lessons. Of course, there is still the possibility that I have completely misunderstood him and am operating with completely flawed model of reality.
Just wanted to share some pics that are posted on the ILC London North East Face book page of our experience during Daria Sergeeva's visit to the UK for the British Tai Chi Unions 25th anniversary. Thanks again to Daria for spending time with us and Special thanks to Dan Docherty for inviting her to the UK.
Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:08
Here are my tweeted notes from the June Master Class, which took place on June 28th, 2015. This time around I decided to leave out my personal tweets altogether and only include Sifu's words.
I also left out any tweets where I missed an auto-correct error that could confuse readers who's native language is not English (there was only one).
The June 2015 Master Class was run more like old school classes that Sifu used to run when he taught regularly at the local level. Class began with refinements of the 15 basics and philosophy, concepts and principles, after which Sifu broke everyone up into smaller groups to work on their next level and assigned a senior student to work with that group on the material.
I Liq Chuan students Dr.Nancy Watterson and Lan Tran used this past semester to launch 2 academic full-credit courses featuring I Liq Chuan as a method of learning about learning. The interdisciplinary seminars (one offered to undergraduates at Cabrini College, the other to graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania) aimed to further ways of thinking about how people learn, about how people move, and about how to be more aware in everyday life.
Congratulations Willa Sio, (10yrs) and Sofia Zigouras (7yrs)!! On May 11th, 2015, they became the first students to successfully pass their Children’s Level 1 test in the U.S.!! We are very proud of all of their hard work to build this skill and wish their continued success in I Liq Chuan!