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red5angel
11-29-2001, 08:09 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on Qi kung exerscises I might be able to do to compliment my wing chun training?
I understand that the training itself does some of that but I am looking to add a little more Qi training into my daily routines.

"try not, do or do not. There is no try."

Nexus
11-29-2001, 08:28 PM
You should look at past threads in this forum, as this question has been asked and answered several times before.

- Nexus

red5angel
11-29-2001, 09:05 PM
Hey Nexus, thanks for the help, could you point me to the correct place, I will check the archives but I am new to the board and looking things is still sometimes a problem.

"try not, do or do not. There is no try."

TjD
11-29-2001, 09:50 PM
try siu lim tau :)

peace
travis

Receive what comes, Escort what leaves, and if there is an opening, rush in

red5angel
11-29-2001, 10:05 PM
Thanks TjD! :) Really, I understand that that is part of what Sil Lim Tau, and I do everynight and obvioulsy alot during classes, I am looking to expand my training regimen a little. I dont want to learn another martial art at the moment, just want to supplement my Wing Chun, cause everyone knows Wing Chun is the best! ;)

"try not, do or do not. There is no try."

TjD
11-29-2001, 10:20 PM
i dont do any qigong outside of siu lim tau.. but i do my fair share of meditation :) i find that the concentration and awareness that brings goes a long way in wing chun... as well as the rest of my life

something i like to play around with (even tho i know very little about qigong), is when doing siu lim tau, feeling the energy travel up from the ground, through my legs, through my body, down my arms and out my hand or wrist (depending on tan fook or wu)
its pretty energizing to say the least :)

peace
travis

Receive what comes, Escort what leaves, and if there is an opening, rush in

red5angel
11-29-2001, 10:39 PM
thanks again TjD for the advice, may I ask what sort of meditation you do? For how long, etc.....

"try not, do or do not. There is no try."

[Censored]
11-30-2001, 12:17 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions on Qi kung exerscises I might be able to do to compliment my wing chun training?

Zhan Zhuang.

- Improves your balance, coordination, circulation, relaxation
- Increases sensitivity, in arms and elsewhere
- Helps sink shoulders and elbows
- Etc. :)

TjD
11-30-2001, 03:28 AM
concentration/mindfulness (same thing :) )
usually 30-60 minutes in the morning, and another 30-60 minutes at night

peace
travis

Receive what comes, Escort what leaves, and if there is an opening, rush in

jun_erh
12-02-2001, 04:28 AM
I do the eight pieces of silk brocade that was in kung fu Qigong a few issues ago. You could ask Gene, I think it was the one with the monkey guy on the cover. :D

PlasticSquirrel
12-02-2001, 05:17 AM
ba duan jin and zhan zhuang would be suitable, but the effects would not be completely congruous with your wing chun. as mentioned before, siu lim tau (sp?) is the best practice for building up power in wing chun.

to help you so you don't deviate, i've made a few quick little guides for controlling qi while practicing your wing chun form (or most any other form, really).

-= using the external =-
use abdominal breathing. relax the rest of the body upon inhalation to center qi into the dan tian. while breathing out, use slight contractions of the relevant muscles to move qi to those places.

-= using intention =-

remember that intention should suppress emotions. upon inhalation, move the intention to the dan tian to collect energy there. once intention moves to the desired location (i.e. arm), exhale to move energy (qi) to the location. this is a good way to introduce the transition from externally controlling qi to controlling it with intention.

a note on intention: intension requires not only what we would conventionally think of as intention, but the bridge is made by "feeling" with the desired place. hard to explain.

these are in no way complete, but should offer a quick-start. after you have started out, you will learn many things for yourself. learning things for yourself is better, though, as long as you have a decent foundation.