May 12, 2006 at 11:05 pm #14028
I had been wanting to communicate with you for awhile now, but have been just too busy renovating my house.
I noticed that you live in Vancouver, but moving soon. I live in Surrey. If you are interested we should meet.
Also, I think someone else on the board is from the Lower Mainland. Singing Ocean?
It would be neat for us to get together and perhaps share our practices.
My email is: email@example.com
peace and smiles
FarooqMay 13, 2006 at 2:22 pm #14029
Thank you for the offer. I had a talk with Singing Ocean on this before. We could all meet up some time and share our practices, but now is not the right time if you know what I mean.
If you have been reading my posts, I am mostly a martial artist (Wudang, Shaolin, Tibetan) with some nei gong adopted from the Dao path and Tantric practices, as well as Yogic. I am currently studying Michael’s pearl method of the orbit so I can get a shot at his higher practices. So that’s where I stand at. How about you?
It is unfortunate that I am moving this summer for some years but will be back to Vancouver later. Long story, so I won’t explain unless it’s important to you for some reason.
If you’re a martial artist, I wouldn’t mind some pushing hands that I’ve learned at Wudang that I could share with you or Singing Ocean. I’ve read some of you past posts and you seem very nice as does Singing Ocean, I’m sure we could get along.
FajinMay 15, 2006 at 12:04 am #14031
Greetings Farooq and Fajin,
We could hang out if you all want to do some push hands (I haven’t practiced this in a while but would be interested to get your take on it) or qigong. Saturdays are good for me, I live near fraser and kingsway in vancouver. QE park is close by, depending on where you all live.May 15, 2006 at 12:47 am #14033
Hi Singing Ocean,
I think it would be great to hang out with you guys, but unfortunately I can’t. I’m leaving for China in two weeks and will be gone for some years and I’m pretty busty until then if ya get the picture. It’ll have to wait until I get back which could be awhile. I’ll still be on the forum though. That doesn’t stop you two from getting together, though.
FajinMay 15, 2006 at 2:38 am #14035
This is actually the busiest time of year for me as well, and I will be taking off to NY in a few weeks. Say hello to the immortals at Wudang Shan for us. Enjoy your cultivation! Maybe you can find a nei dan teacher while you are working with the Gong Fu association. I am hoping to return to China in a few years to enjoy the qi also.May 15, 2006 at 3:38 am #14037
Thank you for the kind farewell, Singing Ocean. I will say hello to the immortals from the One Cloud lineage with Michael and everyone here in mind. Well, that wraps it up.
Smiles!May 16, 2006 at 12:12 am #14039
Just to clarify, the One Cloud lineage comes from Chang Bai Shan, and the Wujigong lineage from Zhang San Feng comes from Wudang.May 16, 2006 at 1:26 am #14041
What’s interesting is that on Wudang Shan, it is believed that there were 2 Zhang San Feng’s. One was the amazing acupuncturist, healer, and martial artist, who, with a group of Daoists refined the Shaolin martial art into Long Har Quan, which is Dragon Prawn Fist.
Then the other Zhang, San Feng, who was the alchemist that met the Daoist named, “Dragon Fire” (Michael’s name to me, hehe) taught San Feng inner alchemy when San Feng was 64 years old and then, with his great knowledge of inner alchemy based it on Dragon Prawn Boxing and it became known as Taijiquan or Supreme Ultimate Fist.
He was the immortal who is famous on Wudang Shan and who must have created Wujigong, but I believe that he was also seen on Omei Shan too, as an immortal.
His alchemy is taught where I am going but I refuse to learn it, I prefer Michael’s refinement of One Cloud’s, it’s more appealing to me from what I know about it. It’s interesting too, that ancestor Lu cultivated himself on Wudang Shan! Have you ever been there? 🙂May 16, 2006 at 1:26 pm #14043
Thanks for getting back to me. My time is being consumed by my renovation project, but I still thought I should at least make my presence known.
It’s too bad that you both are leaving soon, but now that we are aware of each other – lets see what the future holds;0)
btw did you guys know that Master Mantak Chia is comming to Vancouver in June?
I am looking forward to seeing him finally in person.
Hope you all have wonderful and safe journeys.
Peace and smiles
Oh yes… Fajin, I know some Hung Gar Kung Fu. And I hope to learn some push hands – maybe from Master Shou Yu LiangMay 16, 2006 at 9:38 pm #14045
Too bad I won’t be here in June to see Mantak.
Just replied back because you mentioned you studied Hung Gar. Same here! I studied the Tiger and Crane Double Form and Iron Thread set (Tiet Sin Kuen). The Iron Thread form is pretty good. I like how it utilizes the organ sounds while in specific positions with rooting all combined.
The master who created this set was said to have legendary strength, he could lift 6 big men one handed and carry them for quite some time. I also heard he could tie rope to his forearms and bulls at either side, tied to the rope would attempt to move away from him but he stood still not budging.
It’s a great health set too, do you practice it? I’m not too much in the hard school of martial arts, but I still adopted some yinggong to my practice. What else do you practice Farooq? Any sorts of alchemy? I would be interested to hear. Thanks!
FajinMay 17, 2006 at 2:39 am #14047
I have not been to Wudang Shan, but maybe will someday; Lu Shan in the same mountain range is supposed to be a good place to cultivate also.May 17, 2006 at 3:00 am #14049
Wow I am really impressed with your Martial Arts experience. And yup I heard all those stories about Tiet Ku Sam and Wong Fei Hung too:0)
Interestingly there was another guy on here who was a Iron Wire Practioner – He went by a lot of names on here but i personally liked Smiletao. Unfortunatly he was banned on here and at the Taobums site because he was a bit ungrounded.
I hope Michael lets him come back one of these days. He actually learned all the higher formulas too from Michael but perhaps he was having a hard time intergrating them.
Personally. I am not anywhere near your level. I learned the Mau Fa kuen, Lau gar set and the first part of Kung Gee fuk fu.
I must admit that my progress has been hampered by a weak will.
I practice very little and when I do, I usually wind up just doing the primordial set.
With the healing dao stuff I know the usual = Inner Smile Healing sounds, fusion, and a little kan and li.
I also like Michael’s Eight extraordinary vessel set.
I also like doing yoga now. I have started going to Bikram yoga classes, these are the ones where you do 90minutes of yoga in 40 degree celcius room.
Aside from the asanas, I really like the yoga stuff from Yogani at AYP.
Well, anyhoo it was nice to know that you are a Hung Kuen brother. btw do you know Tony Bujas or Terry Butchko? They live in Vancouver and know Iron Wire too.
Peace and smiles
FarooqMay 17, 2006 at 3:31 am #14051
You are fun to discuss with.
I also practice yogasanas. I have adopted some asanas from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika that I’ve read and do meditation in padmasana. I find asanas to be quite valuable, especially when you integrate the chakras with them.
I practice nadi shodhana too, right before any kind of nei dan or wai dan, that helps me to concentrate better and allows me to practice for long periods with a still mind. That may be helpful for a weak will. I use to practice trataka to go into deep trances before my practices, that way I could train for long periods of time.
I think Wujigong is also a very good form, although I didn’t quite get to the higher levels so I dont know how it is at the advanced levels.
And yes, I know who Tony Bujas is! Isn’t an instructor in the Shou-Yu Liang institute? I have read some of his articles online but haven’t met him. Don’t know who Terry is though. It’s nice to see a fellow martial artist on this board too, Hung Kuen bro.
FajinMay 18, 2006 at 3:11 pm #14053
I hope you are getting used to my late replys ;0)
I also enjoy your feedback. Thank you for reminding me to integrate the chakras with the asansa. I haven’t started doing that, and I am sure that will really ‘kick it up a notch’0)
I also think nadi shodhana is an excellent practice. There is a souped up version of it called 9 bottle breathing. People like Max and Plato really like it. Again as for me, I like it but don’t seem to have the discipline to do it consistently.
Hmmm trataka meditation, haven’t really put too much emphasis on the 3rd eye yet, perhaps when my reno project is complete.
Yeah I love the Wuji form. Michael said that if he was stuck on a island and could only do one form – Wuji would be it. I would put myself as an advanced beginner of this form. I hear that the energy is enhanced if it is done in a group. Perhaps when Singing Ocean and you get back from your trips we could do Wuji in one of the parks around here.
Yup Tony is from the Liang School. Terry is a hard core Hung Gar practioner. btw, who did you learn your Iron Wire from? I learned mainly from my Uncle who grew up in Hong Kong.
Well I better get back to work.
Peace and smiles
FarooqMay 18, 2006 at 7:18 pm #14055
I had the discussion about 9 bottle breathing with Max before. If you search my posts, you can find my opinion on it.
I look forward to practicing Wujigong with you and Singing Ocean in a park one day.
About Iron Wire, I learned it from my teacher who also taught me tantric lama kung fu. He was an old Tibetan man whose teachings came from a lineage of lamas and decided to live life in Vancouver.
He took me as his obedient student and disciplined me from an early age. He passed away when I finished high school and I dedicated my life to martial arts. I then went to Wudang to study martial arts there for 5 years. I will never forget him.
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