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Does Wu Dao Gong belong to the Internal Martial Arts family?

Submitted byseosami onWed, 09/27/2023 - 01:10

The more well-known internal martial arts are xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan.  Wu Dao Gong, more closely related to xingyi, is an internal Chinese martial arts system which develops mind, body and spirit.  This kung fu has been refined and passed down for hundreds of years.  It is inspired by the rich philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism that teach balance and harmony.  

Why do Internal Martial Arts practise Standing Qigong?

Submitted byseosami onTue, 08/29/2023 - 03:16

Static Standing Gong within internal martial arts (xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan) falls under the umbrella of Qigong, that is, the work of energy cultivation using the mind or intention.  These include Holding the Energy Ball in front of the lower abdomen, Holding the Tree or the more demanding Santi Posture for kung fu.   

What is Internal Martial Arts?

Submitted byseosami onFri, 08/04/2023 - 03:42

Chinese internal martial arts have developed over thousands of years.  They went from crude forms of training to more sophisticated and refined methods which develop the mind, body and spirit.  The term “kung fu” means going beyond the surface and involves a high level of skill.