learn from us:
Your instructor will talk with you about what you need out of the training,
from self defence, injury rehabilitation, calming of the mind and body or
powering up a weak system, to general health and well-being. We have
an array of traditional forms, single and two person training methods, for
fighting, general health and fitness and for Qigong healing, to make sure you
get out of it what you came for.
You can train only Form and Qigong, or add some of the more gentle partner
training like push hands, maybe get rougher and more martial with things like
San Sau and pad work, or take it right the way to free fighting, it's up to
you. Some people may want to one day become an instructor under
the wtba, for this we will make sure you learn what is needed to become a good
Health and Well-Being:
The internal martial arts are about creating balance of the internal and
external systems of the body, so the practice incorporates these into your
Just because it's an "Internal" Martial Art, doesn't mean we focus
purely on Qigong and negate the physical and external areas of the body, so the
practice will work every area of your body,
stretching and strengthening, cardiovascular, bone health, Qigong and
the mind, everything is included.
Sometime we focus more on either the physical or the internal depending on what
the student needs, but ultimately the two should become one.
The fighting area of the internal martial arts are trained for self
defence and not for competition.
We train in a series of practice methods with a partner to learn about good
movement, balance and timing etc, but most importantly how to stay relaxed
under pressure both in mind and body.
Power and structure is learnt through these training methods, including a lot
of bag work, then gradually moving step by step into more free style reaction
training and finally into totally free sparing which we train in several
different ways to get the best results, with and with out protection
The internal arts incorporate Fa-jing and Dim-Mak, but not in the same way you
see all over the internet where people make it out to be almost
Fa-jing simply means Explosive Energy, this is how wee strike with great power
over a short distance, the whole body shakes like a sneeze and
we concentrate that force down into the striking weapon.
Dim-Mak just means to hit the most vulnerable points on the body, no you cannot
touch someones arm and have them fall to the ground, but you can aim at the
weakest area of a big guy and at least have a far greater chance of getting
away compared with just punching him in the face.
You will learn to understand the principals behind the forms and
training methods. This teaches you how to move, how to fight, under any
situation, from any angle, not just to do each form and drill perfectly.
We care more about the principles of movement than the sequence of a form,
though you will still learn the form.