All Movement Must Reference The Center

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This lecture series called “Listening To The Point” is from the opening talk delivered by GM Sam Chin to students in Arizona as part of the 2019 Spring Training.

I Liq Chuan (literally translated as Mental-Physical Martial Art) is an art of cultivating consciousness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness and the present moment.

By understanding the harmony (yin and yang) of the body, recognizing the limits of the structure, the movement in each of the three dimensional planes of cycles, the student transforms this internal energy into internal power, accumulating Chi which propels the appropriate natural body movements. I Liq Chuan makes you aware of your strength, its limits, and the best use of your strength for self-defense.

As a system of Kung Fu, I Liq Chuan emphasizes the development of internal power through mental attitude and awareness. The training develops stic king and merging abilities, circular spiral energy, Chin Na, F’a Jing, Chi Kung, and most importantly, integration of the mind’s complete awareness in the present moment –be it in daily life or any situation. The “inner feel” is cultivated first, and then the appropriate external movement is merely an expression of the developed “inner feel”.

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CCTV Kung Fu Abroad 2016 – I Liq Chuan Documentary

I Liq Chuan is the fastest growing Chinese internal martial arts system in the world with certified instructors in over 20 countries.  It’s unique comprehensive grading system; a hallmark of I Liq Chuan – has proven to ensure a high level of quality control with the transmission of the art to future generations. 

 Once an art reserved only for ‘Masters’; today this same grading system has expanded the scope of the I Liq Chuan’s invaluable teachings, enhancing the lives of people living with blindness, physical handicaps, and the elderly.

I Liq Chuan is featured now in this documentary film which has now been viewed by hundred of millions of people worldwide. Watching this will give you a special glimpse into Master Sam Chin’s private life and his inspiring fortitude with his own health challenges.

After looking worldwide for over a year, CCTV decided to feature I Liq Chuan and the Chin family for this exploration of Chinese Martial Art Systems practiced outside of mainland China with comments by

  • New York Times Reporter and Pulitzer Prize Nominee – Alan Schwarz  at 14 min 36 sec
  • Dean & Professor of NYU Silver School of Social Work – Dr. Lynn Videka PhD at 14 min 54 sec
  • Stanford University Medical Center Program Director – Dr. Beverley Kane MD at 1 hour 5 min and 49 sec