January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm #36382
Although martial skills are certainly a significant part of Master Chia’s presentation of Tai Chi Kung, in the hierarchy of importance the ability to defend oneself and secure a peaceful environment ought to be followed by the wise use of the life force one has fought to preserve. A life dedicated only to fighting seems tragic does it not? Learning to heal ourselves and then to heal others, learning to soar into the realms of spirit, returning to harmony with ourselves, with society, and with nature, are what we are rally here to do.
-MANTAK CHIA AND JUAN LI, The Inner Structure of Tai Chi (from JAMPA MACKENZIE STEWARD’s Foreword)
I never read it in a book, I never saw it on a show
But I heard it in the alley on a weirdo radio
If you want a drink of water , you got to get it from a well
If you want to get to Haveen, you got to raise a little hell
-OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS
Just about a year ago, he had picked up the Go Rin No Sho once again. But, in reading it, he had now found what he believed to be quite different and darker meanings hidden within the logic and vaults of imagination. To devote oneself so religiously to the domination of others was not, he felt, what life was about.
-ERIC VAN LUSTBADER, The Ninja
Simo Häyhä (December 17, 1905-April 1, 2002), nicknamed “White Death” (Russian: Belaya Smert) by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using modified Mosin-Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number (505) of confirmed kills any major war.
I’m just trying to inquire, if there are taught somewhere in Healing Dao USA’s commercial material peng, lu, qi, an, lie, cai, zhou, kao, jin, tui, ku, pan & ding?
(“The name Thirteen Movement form comes to us through history and is not to be taken literally in trying to find a one-to-one correspondense with the form taught here”-
Master Chia about his Tai Chi Chi Kung)
Wong Kiew Kit anyways has very condense and well working version in his Tai Chi book, but I would prefer still some further material.
Ps. For immediate purposes, Kendoo is for myself most interesting one, because it is full-contact and the armory also suits my taste, but also Tai Chi type of practice is usable for “articulating the solid body plan” of ahamkara.
(SAP Steel Shot Leather Gloves Combat full finger, 80 oz steel)
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