Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
Subscribe to Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

2014 I Liq Chuan Mountain Retreat Highlights

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:00
Ashe Higgs's picture

All in all the Sumer 2014 seven day retreat at the Mountain Retreat Center in Slovakia was pretty awesome.  I got to really work out some things I had been struggling with personally with the art (a great benefit of being on retreat).  Here's a highlights clip of this years retreat.  Enjoy!

Keep an eye on our workshop listings to see when the next seven day mountain retreat is happening or get notified directly by signing up for our newsletter!

Intro To I Liq Chuan Mountain Retreat In Slovakia

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 00:00
Ashe Higgs's picture

Keep an eye on our workshop listings to see when the next seven day mountain retreat is happening or get notfied directly by signing up for our newsletter!

Ashe Higgs's picture

Keep an eye on our workshop listings to see when the next seven day mountain retreat is happening or get notfied directly by signing up for our newsletter!

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)

A good portion of learning I-Liq Chuan is learning to recognize what you are seeing. It is not that the advanced practitioner has achieved some mysterious power or superhuman senses. Rather it is something much more mundane: they have better control of how they perceive reality. Sifu uses the analogy of learning to be like a receiver, specifically an FM radio. The information (radiofrequency waves) is already out there and the antennas are up, but information from the radio waves is not clear until the frequencies are tuned in. Everybody receives information through the same senses, but not everyone tunes in as effectively to perceive what they are actually sensing.

Voodoo Flossing Band Review

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 16:12
Ashe Higgs's picture
 
London I Liq Chuan member Eric Ling turned me on to some more in depth stuff by Kelley Starrett of mobility|WOD fame.
 

Suchness...

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:22
Ashe Higgs's picture
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.
Huángbò Xīyùn (simplified Chinese: 黄檗希运; traditional Chinese: 黄檗希運; Wade–Giles: Huang-po Hsi-yün; literally "Xiyun of Mt. Huangbo", Japanese: Ōbaku Kiun) (died 850) was an influential Chinese master of Zen Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangbo_Xiyun

Balanced Athleticism

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:23
Ashe Higgs's picture

The weather is finally cooling off a bit around here so I hit the mats to get my gymnastics fundamentals in.

At this point, I'm really convinced that gymnastic / calisthenics style strength training is the most appropriate for martial artists, with just a little of bit heavy lifting here and there.
I was doing some reading over at T-Nation on balanced athletic development and saw this
 short clip from Max Shank which is so cool I had to share it. Watch to the end. The casual back flip puts it over the top!

Pages