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  1. Roots of Virtue

    group study George Xu's Video Teaching Series on Patreon

    This is a new video series for studying internal kungfu with an accomplished master with good reputation: https://www.patreon.com/mastergeorgexu I recently reviewed Master George Xu's short clips on the Xinyi analysis thread, and I found that his martial skills are worthy. You should check the...
  2. Roots of Virtue

    group study Cross-Training in Internal Martial Arts and Qigong Styles

    How people progress in internal training is rarely a linear process or the result of a single-minded dedication to something exclusive, unless there is some special lineage or tradition related concern which demands all of dedication. To foster development, teachers may even encourage their...
  3. Earl Grey

    essay A Quick Visual Contrast Between Internal Arts and "Internal Arts"

    With thanks to @freeform , I am posting these two videos and his commentary from earlier discussions so people can see when someone is moving internally and when someone is just using the label of internal arts. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an5qNCspzUw That is not Taiji - there is...
  4. Roots of Virtue

    group study Martial Kick-Ass Wisdom: How to Apply Power and Intention Correctly

    We have this forum branch for discussing about timeless wisdom as you well know. Having the correct view about meditation and spontaneous presence is always pertinent, but many traditional pieces of advice often come with the emphasis on retreating and centering peacefully within, letting things...
  5. instructions Authentic neigong training

    Hi, I spoke with virtue and he said it would be ok to post details of an upcoming seminar where I will be teaching some authentic neigong. Anyone who is interested can email directly, thank you. Date: 18-19 September 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) Cost: Option 1: $500 with one month access to the...
  6. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Flying Phoenix vs. Covid19 Experiment

    I am expanding specifically my overall experiences with using the internal arts to heal my covid19 infection that I had earlier written about in this thread. As I have already made general findings in my experiences, the focus here is on my Flying Phoenix routine and a recap of what I discovered...
  7. Earl Grey

    essay Mind Games and Xin Yi: How Chess and Other Intellectual Games Influence Your Martial Skill

    It is no surprise that whatever you experience in your life is what you bring into your internal arts practice, just like your internal arts will seep into your life. This was something I noticed when I started going back to practice some of my favorite games such as Chess, Xiangqi, Shōgi, Go...
  8. Roots of Virtue

    group study Taijiquan: The Versatile Internal Martial Art

    This is the general discussion thread for all things related to Taijiquan: experiences, substyles, martial applications, sensitivity training, lineages, supplementary practices, its internal force and commonly attained spiritual powers, and so forth. Please, only post instructional Taijiquan...
  9. Earl Grey

    group study Comparative Analysis: Xin Yi or Not Xin Yi

    Xin Yi or not Xin Yi, that is the question. As we mentioned in the essential information thread, Xin Yi is not just a system, it is also a skill and a philosophy. This thread will be used to analyze through the framework of Xin Yi the quality or lack of quality in a practitioner. Please note...
  10. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Xin Yi progress journal

    The longer one practices Xin Yi, the harder it is to talk about it to non-students and non-practitioners. It is not borne from a sense of elitism, but in equal measure having both difficulty conveying the changes in words precisely, and a disconnect from those without the internal skills or...
  11. Earl Grey

    group study Fighting Philosophy

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z49yTw91DR8 This video from Tai Chi master Glenn Hairston is the very same principle taught in Xin Yi: make your entire body a fist and do not limit yourself to a style or to a form. The principles taught in internal arts forms can be done with any part...
  12. Roots of Virtue

    group study Ego, Spirituality, and Seeking Power

    Let's discuss the problem of seeking power in spiritual cultivation and skills. A great deal of good practice is about recognizing what is plain bad practice or improper conduct in any circumstance. You are welcome to share anecdotes about crazy ego-tripping practitioners and teachers. A lot...
  13. endbegin

    group study Red Flags when Finding a Teacher

    I thought on this for a few days before posting, because I wanted to expel a few negative emotions before hand. I figured that this would have been quite a different post if I had allowed any bitterness to influence the way in which I write. I am an inherent "teeth-clencher" when it comes to...
  14. Miroku

    question "Controversial Methods" and How Worth It is It to Try Them

    Hi, I cannot help but feel fascinated by Falun Gong and 5 Tibetan Rites. Normally I would just engange in them, since both methods are freely available and apparently easy to learn. However, both of them are shrouded in controversy. The Five Tibetans are of unsure origin and the claims around...
  15. Miroku

    question Health after covid

    Hi! My first proper thread here, I have planned to ask a question for some time, but covid stopped me and inspired me. Now that I have a mild version of it behind me I am left with cough, I get tired easily and am generally not quite back to my usual health yet. Thinking this could potentially...
  16. Roots of Virtue

    group study Exceptionally Good Martial Arts Demonstrations

    Let's have a video thread for exceptionally good martial videos that demonstrate the correct internal principles. If you are unsure about the quality of your video, then better not post it. Instead, you can contact @Earl Grey in person and ask his opinion whether it's worthy. These first two...
  17. Roots of Virtue

    question How to Move Energy Around Meridians?

    Good question. The answer is that you don't move the vital energy by willing it to move, but the correct internal practice does it for you regardless why it should work in that specific manner or affect particular meridians. The work with vital energy for health purposes is holistic anyway...
  18. Earl Grey

    group study Strange Phenomena from Xin Yi and Their Practical Meaning

    This thread is meant to discuss what people may see as mystical and mysterious phenomena in their internal arts practice. Within our Xin Yi school, we've seen quite a few things, but we aren't going to feed the nonsense that detracts from the practice. Some might say that these are paranormal...
  19. Earl Grey

    group study Fragrant Qigong

    Find more about Fragrant Qigong on Sifu John Dolic's website: http://www.qigongchinesehealth.com/fragrant_qigong This thread shall serve as a discussion for Fragrant Qigong, especially for students who have learned from John Dolic. As only Levels 1 and 2 are publicly available and Level 3...
  20. creativity If Cultivation Skills Were Character Sheet Stats...

    Ting 1) listening with your ears 2) listening with your heart 3) listening with your breath Structure 0) stretch and create ease in the body 1) line up the bones 2) open the joints 3) muscles hang off bones 4) connection to the floor 5) maintain structure while moving Connection (through sung)...
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