Free Sparring

Participants in Andorra using kungfu techniques in free sparring


I would like to start off by saying thank you for all the information you have provided me in your books and in your question section on your website. I hope I can one day be as great a master as you.

— Cesar, Spain


Thank you for your kind words.

It may be motivating for aspiring students to know that not only anyone can attain what I have attained if they have the right methods and train diligently, my students would attain my level in less than one-third the time I took. In some cases they may attain the same result in less than one-tenth of the time. It is incredible but true.

For example, it took me more than a year to be able to generate an internal chi flow, and that was a remarkable achievement, considering that chi flow is essential in chi kung and that many other practitioners cannot generate a chi flow even after many years. Students at my Intensive Chi Kung Course are able to generate their chi flow on the first day of the course!

It took me a few years before I could use kungfu to spar effectively. This was a remarkable achievement, considering that today most kungfu practitioners cannot use their kungfu to spar at all even after practicing for many years. But students who learn Shaolin Kungfu and Wahnam Taijiquan from me or from our certified instructors can use Shaolin Kungfu or Taijiquan to spar reasonably well after a year.

At my recent regional Shaolin Kungfu courses in Andorra, Switzerland and Finland in August and September 2006, students including fresh beginners without prior martial art experience could use kungfu skills and techniques in free sparring after just three days of training! You can view some video clips of their free sparring here.

Understandably the beginners could not spar well, they would be easily beaten by Karate or Taekwondo black-belts. But this is not the issue; the issue is that they could use kungfu techniques in their free sparring. If they continue training for a year, they should be able to handle the black-belts quite comfortably.

Today, many martial art practitioners, including masters, would be very happy if they could develop internal force after a few years of daily training. Hence, when I experienced some internal force after a few months of training, it was a considerable achievement. Yet, most students who learn Shaolin Kungfu or Wahnam Taijiquan from me or our certified instructors today experience internal force after only a few days, and some after the first day, of stance training.

The above is taken from Question 5 of January 2007 Part 1 of the Selection of Questions and Answers.


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