OVERVIEW OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SERIES
July to December 2012

July August September October November December

July 2012

July 2012 (Part 1)

Wudang Taijiquan

The force from Wudang Taijiquan is soft and flowing. One feels graceful and agile.

The force from Iron-Wire is hard and consolidated. One feels powerful and solid.

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July 2012 (Part 2)

Wudang Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

But today more than 90% of people who practice Tai Chi Chuan, which they usually shortened to Tai Chi, not as an internal martial art but as an external dance-like exercise.

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July 2012 (Part 3)

Eighteen-Lohan Art

The Eighteen-Lohan Art is a wonderful set of chi kung exercises. It is almost lost now. We are very fortunate to be able to preserve it. Due to its long historhy, there are at present a few different versions of the Eighteen-Lohan Art.

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August 2012

August 2012 (Part 1)

sitting meditation

Kungfu masters in the past normally did not talk about Cosmic Reality. Kungfu practitioners did not normally practice spiritual cultivation.

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August 2012 (Part 2)

one-finger shooting zen

While zhan zhuang or stance training is the most important exercise for training internal force, not many people practice it correctly, and therefore do not develop any internal force even when they have practiced for a long time.

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August 2012 (Part 3)

Drunken Eight Immortals

Kungfu classics are rare nowadays, but even when one has access to it he may not really understand what is written.

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September 2012

September 2012 (Part 1)

horse-riding stance

This secret is called "yew foong pai lau" (Cantonese pronunciation), which means "flowing breeze swaying willows". If you practice "flowing breeze swaying willows" for a short while after your stance training, you will get more than three times the benefit!

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September 2012 (Part 2)

dan tian

You have a problem which conventional medicine is not clear about and which can lead to very serious consequences. Yet, without any proper training or medical background, you try to heal yourself blindly.

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September 2012 (Part 3)

chi kung in Venezuela

While we use the same three techniques or just the mind to massaging internal organs, develop internal force and expand into the Cosmos in an Intensive Chi Kung Course, in the respective regional courses we may use other techniques.

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October 2012

October 2012 (Part 1)

wuzuquan

What I remember most about my learning Wuzuquan was my siheng often telling me "mm meng yong lak", which is the Hokkian dialect of saying, "Don't use strength".

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October 2012 (Part 2)

Jesus Christ

God the Holy Spirit is everything there is. He is omnipotent and omnipresent, eternal and infinite. Buddhists call this the Spiritual Body of the Buddha. Returning to God the Holy Spirit or attaining Enlightenment is the highest achievement any being can attain. It is called by different terms in different cultures and religions, like union with God and attaining the Tao.

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October 2012 (Part 3)

triple stretch

It was more than 15 years since I started learning kungfu before I had internal force. Even if I count the day I started to learn internal force, it was after 3 years of training before I could develop internal force. Before that I only practice kungfu at a physical level, like what most people do.

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November 2012

November 2012 (Part 1)

Sitting Meditation

The countless benefits of Buddhist meditation can be classified into three levels. At the basic level, practitioners are peaceful and relaxed. At the intermediate level, their mind is fresh and sharp, enabling them to attain peak performance. At the highest level, they experience expanding into the Cosmos and eventually Enlightenment.

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November 2012 (Part 2)

spiritual expansion into the Cosmos

Spiritual cultivation is self-explanatory. It is cultivating the spirit, making the spirit healthier, more peaceful, stronger and happier.

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November 2012 (Part 3)

free sparring

To be injury-free in sparring is our norm. It was also the norm in the past. It should also be the norm now, but is actually not. A main reason why anybody practices any martial art is not to be hurt at all in sparring and in real fighting. .

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December 2012

December 2012 (Part 1)

Pushing Mountain

It is not a co-incident that the wisdom of the ancient Indians, Chinese and Romans was the same -- a healthy spirit in a healthy body.

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December 2012 (Part 2)

Seven Stars

Many people do not realize that it is the skills not the techniques that are crucial in giving the benefits of the practice. In other words even if you practice the techniques correctly, but you lack the required skills, you will not get the benefits the practice is meant to give.

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December 2012 (Part 3)

kungfu sparring

It is never easy to learn good genuine kungfu, though debased kungfu which is more of gymnastics or dance is plentiful. But if you are really serious, it can be done. Students nowadays are luckier than people in the past when learning kungfu was a rare opportunity.

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