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“internal martial arts”

Sep
22
2019

A Transformative Art—Tom Bisio on Xing Yi

Teacher Tom Bisio’s newest book, Xing Yi Quan: Art of Inner Transformation, is a well-balanced read on the fundamental ideas and goals of Xing Yi (Shape of the Will Boxing). It is a basics manual written by someone who has intimately absorbed the basics in his own training—in other words, he did not just learn […]

Dec
22
2015

Linking Practice

I was watching an interview with a world-class Karate instructor. At one point he talked about how, when he took a walk, he would practice his kicking (not visibly; this article is about commitment, but not the kind to a mental institution.) He showed how he breathed when sitting and relaxing, shoulders unfurling and folding […]

Mar
23
2014

Come to the Dance

Qigong is like a community dance. If only three people show up from the area, it is still a community dance. But as the music plays, revs up, more locals stroll in and join the fun. Eventually, every member of the community is involved, all joining the celebration and acting as a happy crowd. As […]

Nov
7
2012

QA: Qigong and Neigong

Dear Sifu Mancuso, Is the difference between qigong and neigong simply a matter of intention, so for example, could many qigong routines become neigong ones by simply a change of focus or mental attitude, and vice versa? Thank you, Thomas Kiefer A great question, Thomas, if for no other reason than I am sure my […]

Sep
20
2012

Bagua Zhang on the Inside: Tom Bisio’s Newest Book

Not that many years ago, there were hardly more than a couple of books in english on Bagua Zhang: texts by Robert Smith, Lee Ying Arn, maybe one or two others. 40 or more years later, the list is still relatively short, but a few names start to emerge as important and original contributors (as […]

Jun
13
2011

A Nei Gong Manual

Most of us use the term Nei Gong and Qigong (Chi Kung) interchangeably. One subtle distinction lies in the type and the goal of training. In many cases Nei Gong is a more appropriate term for martial training which encompasses more than simple refinement of the qi.

Nov
30
2009

Wen Sheng Boxing

Wen Sheng is an old style of Kung Fu.