Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The Secrets of I Liq Chuan Spinning Hands - From Small To Big


So when we're out here, right, and the contact is the wrist over the wrist then I give this close, close, and then your turn, and he gives close, close. So then this spin is a little bit smaller. 

Alright, and now we come up to here. So we're doing like second section contact: spin, I give close, close. And then your turn. Close, close. See how much bigger the spin gets already? close. Close. Close, close. 

And then now if we come up to here. So now this one is going to be like really only one person can maintain contact, like we can't spin from here, and both of us have the wrist in contact from because now right? this first section, wrist over the wrist. As the contact comes up to here for Aenakin, it's still first section, but for me, because it's it's off the wrist, this for me is already second section contact. 

If we come up to here, now at second section, the second section. If we come up to here, it's third section. Now, unless we're like here, like when we get to grappling. Now from grappling, this is third section to third section (contact), right? 

But just spin from here because we can have this. So first section to my third section because it's above my elbow. Anything past my elbow, we call it third section. So then we're going to be spinning from here this is going to be like in order to maintain the fullness and because I have to get close close. 

So it's still the same thing, right like let's turn this way a little bit. Because I'm outside I still have to close in so as closing, I still have to give close, close. Just like out here close, close. If I'm here, close, close. And then if I'm here it's close close to maintain the fullness at the point of contact, right so then I come here close close. This boom, boom. Now it's your turn. Remember, you can't maintain this contact you have to come down here like this. Like that. Yeah, like this. And then you see like when we're... "boom" when we do this spin now, like how big there's no way for us to spin only this small, like the spin has to be this big.

Like that.

So but do you guys See, like the difference of how of how big the spin gets... depending on where the point of contact is? You see, there's no way to spin small, that small from from this point of contact and be able to maintain the fullness.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

How To Breathe During A Fight

every boxer every kickboxer every fighter you'll hear them like is exhale, exhale, exhale right with that movement

so there's a couple of different things to consider here on this breathing

for one because at this level when we're doing the movement we're looking at relaxation

if you breathe out more, when you focus on the exhale you're stimulating the parasympathetic [branch of the] nervous system in other words, you're stimulating... you're using the breathing to stimulate a "rest and digest" state anytime you're focusing on your exhale

longer than inhale...

it's more relaxing. Once the intensity gets higher and faster like when we're actually moving like some sticky hand with a partner or we're doing some sparring or something and that's usually what you'll hear: like just even like every boxer every kickboxer, every... every fighter you'll hear them like is exhale, exhale, exhale right with that movement by focusing on the exhale uh if you breathe OUT the [negative] pressure will automatically help you to breathe in but if you focus on breathing in when you're under stress

you might, like if you only focus on the inhale under stress that's when you'll start holding your breath. If you breathe in you don't necessarily breathe back out but if you breathe out your body will just as a reflex will breathe in. So we're always focusing on that like "exhale! exhale! exhale!" right or even from here like relaxation, it's like

inhale exhale inhale exhale so when we do the alternating movements you can use the open and close as your chance for the inhale because I have like one that's like one one absorb one project from here right but with uh with a partner so where... where do you inhale exhale? well if i have a partner and we're working on... I'm trying to create force pressure here pressure here it could be pressure here it could be pressure here yin or yang can be pressure like force so then it's like exhale exhale either i have one pull one push just exhale right and then i breathe exhale release inhale breathe exhale

release like square back to neutral inhale

so you see it's more of like quick inhale exhale and you're breathing out out out when you square to neutral just release let the pressure but the pressure just help you breathe it because you're breathing out changing the pressure you release there's a vacuum you breathe in breathe out creating


Friday, February 26, 2021

Be Like Water

 so water is always a good example right so like bruce lee said be like water because water has no mind right so water by default is present for us in neutral

so then the question becomes

if I'm not going to use

past experience I'm not going to train technique right I'm not going to use my reflex or technique to act especially in martial arts context right then how am I going to do something because we still need to be able to let's say defend ourselves because we're talking about martial arts right so we just call it self defense so in that case, I still need to be able to finish a fight

so if I'm not going to use reflex I'm not going to use a technique in order to finish the fight then what am I going to be able to use and essentially that will come down to two things tension and pressure

so it's internal tension and external pressure

so internal tension is basically that is our 13 points or you can say the 13 points define internal tension is the balance of yin yang muscles pulling in the body so that as I move as I change

the tension the internal tension between the muscles that that interplay is changing and I want to maintain a certain quality of that internal tension that is defined by the 13 points that we call the balance of macrocosmic

is the overall balance of yang in the body that as I move I'm always maintaining uh the balance of the inject muscles

the pressure the external pressure so in the solo exercises we always have some external pressure it's what it's the ground it's gravity and the pressure on our feet so again some overlap there with the 13 points because we're talking about the nine solid and one empty and we're talking about the center of gravity force that is applying some external pressure or an external load to the body in this case at the bottom of the feet with a opponent partner then we have a point of contact now so then from the point of contact we have the cross that tells us what's happening with the pressure we have the relationship of circle to center center to center center with cross and just by simply observing the pressure moment to moment the pressure can tell us what to do so water is always a good example right so like bruce lee said be like water because water has no mind all right so water by default is present for us in neutral it's simply obeying the in the tension the internal tension so water has its own surface tension and the pressure the external pressure of gravity and as it's flowing from high pressure to low pressure if there's an obstacle in the way in other words it's like something full the water will flow around if there's nothing in the way so if we talk about that it's empty the water can simply continue to flow through unless the water is so big has so much force behind it then full and empty anymore doesn't matter because it can just crash through and so we want to develop that skill of being like water from that point of contact tells me if this is full i flow around if it's not full i just flow in or i already know that i have enough power that i can just crash through full or empty then it doesn't matter anymore i can just attack it directly uh and again this the pressure is already there it's just a matter of whether or not that you can observe it to know

to know full and empty and to know whether you can just attack it attack the fullness or you need to flow around uh so this is again it's present form and sin and neutral so it's how we want to tune our mind as we train that on the physical side of training we have our diagnostic checklists we have the checklist of the six physical principles and we have the checklist of the 13 points to scan ourselves to be observing the balance of the internal tension between the yin muscles yang muscles and then on the mental side because we're talking ab trend right mental physical so on the mental side now we have the three mental factors to constantly guide our training to use as a diagnostic checklist so that I can observe my mind while I train at my president and my formless in my control am I behaving like water right now is my mind like water I simply observe the pressure and the tension and I harmonize with the pressure and attention or am I trying to do something

does that make sense and so it's in a lot of uh martial arts they talk about intent right or will but in elite we talk about the e as just being attention like the mirror right that's just reflecting back what's in front of it.