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Kicking Exercise - Be Loose!

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
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Clip from Ft. Collins, CO workshop in Sept 2014.

One of the biggest issues many students face is using the hips correctly, both in footwork and also especially in kicking. I prefer to approach kicking in the basic exercises as a simple movement drill first, as opposed to thinking of it as "kicking" per se, more like simple leg swings, to help people get a sense of using and propelling the movement from the hip joint rather from the knee as is so common.

Once the correct movement pattern is under control, you can work on power with a bag or pads and partner.

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.
 
 

2014 I Liq Chuan Mountain Retreat Highlights

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:00
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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!

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Intro To I Liq Chuan Mountain Retreat In Slovakia

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