See for yourselves …. I rest my case!

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Martial morality has always been a required discipline in Chinese martial arts society. Teachers have long considered martial morality to be the most important criterion for judging students, and they have made it the most important part of the training in the traditional Chinese martial arts. It includes two aspects: the morality of deed and the morality of mind.

Morality of deed includes: Humility, Respect, Righteousness, Trust, and Loyalty. 

Morality of mind consists of: Will, Endurance, Perseverance, Patience, and Courage. 

Traditionally, only those students who had cultivated these standards of morality were considered to be worthy of teaching. Of the two aspects of morality, the morality of deed is more important, because it concerns the student’s relationship with master and classmates, other martial artists, and the general public. Students who are not moral in their actions are not worthy of being taught, since they cannot be trusted or even respected. Furthermore, without morality of deed, they may abuse the art and use their fighting ability to harm innocent people. Therefore, masters will normally watch their students carefully for a long time until they are sure that the students have matched their standards of morality of deed before letting them start serious training.

 

Excerpt from Dr. Yang Jwing Ming’s website here.

 

And I cannot agree more; standard of morality should prevail over all else especially in traditional kung fu.

In spite of of what’s happening today in the world of TCMA, there was a time that you are measured by not only how well you do kung fu but by your every behavior.

Kung fu followers do make it a point to be at their best at all times – to not be is to bring dishonor to teachers and families. 

Honesty, another desirable quality, should be highlighted in these days of digital interactions and business transactions.

Don’t steal; this is something that is taught everywhere. It could be physical or intellectual items, if you must use materials by others, give credit to the creator.

Impersonation might be the greatest form of flattery but plagiarism is nothing more than thievery.

So unless you want to be known and treated as a thief, check yourself!

It’s your life, it’s your choice and one of these days, it will become your legacy.

Cheers.

Xinyiliuhequan (Chinese: 心意六合拳 – “Mind, Intention and Six Harmonies Fist”) is a martial art that developed in Henan Province among the Hui people. It is considered one of the most powerful and fighting-oriented styles of Chinese Martial Arts,] and for a long time it has been known for its effectiveness in fighting, while very few actually knew the practice methods of the style.Xinyiliuhequan, along with Zhaquan and Qishiquan (Boxing of Seven Postures), have been considered Jiaomenquan (Chinese: 教門拳, “religious – i.e. Muslim – boxing”) meant to protect followers of Islam in China.

Xinyiliuhequan’s practice methods are not numerous compared to other styles, and include ten big shapes (Chinese: 十大形), four seizes (Chinese: 四把), single seize (Chinese: 單把), and so on. The style favors close-range tactics, such as shoulder strikes.

For more than two centuries the style had been kept secret and transmitted only to very few Muslim practitioners. Only at the beginning of this century Han Chinese began to learn the style, but even today, many of the most skillful experts of Xinyiliuhequan can be found within Hui communities in China, especially in Henan Province. In modern times, however, the style has been transmitted to Han Chinese as well, especially in Shanghai through Lu Songgao. The style is considered to have two main branches, the Lushan style and the Luoyang style; the latter style is still comparatively rare outside of Hui communities…. From wikipedia. 

I always liked this system; can’t say I really know the underpinnings but the way they execute techniques really stands out.

From another site :-

Liuhe refers to the very important aspect of the three external (wai san he) and three internal (nei san he) combinations resulting in a total of six (liu) combinations. Externally one should combine hands with feet, elbows with knees and shoulders with the kuas (the joints and surrounding areas of the hips). Internally one should integrate and combine mind (xin) with intent (yi), intent with energy (qi) and energy with strength (li). These combinations should be combined to deliver whole body force (zheng jin or zheng li) to all parts of the body and all the way out to palms and feet. Get the whole thing here.

Anyway, linking a youtube clip and scans from one of my mags.

Enjoy.

 

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赛马 Horse Race.

May 27, 2009

Another 2 versions of the same erhu piece in the earlier 12 Girls Band entry.

Now if you don’t see the “chi” at work here then I guess you’ll never get it hahahaha……

“No medicine is going to save you”.

Erhu, like chi, is all about “feel”………. you dig       🙂

 

Hey just wondering, how many of you notice the link buttons and icons on the right of this blog?

You’ll see a “view my stats” link and when you click on it, it shows visitors’ origin, countries and ip addresses etc.

I do periodic checks, just to see where some of you are coming from and some of the names of places are strange to the point that I can’t even pronounce or place on a map 

Must be me and my utter failure in geography class; I am so inept sometimes…. 

And understanding how some things could be culturally offensive, I want to state that absolute no malice is intentional at any times when I say things that sounds like I got a foot stuck in my mouth….

I am plain old innocently ignorant!

A supporting case; many years ago Nissan, the Jap car maker, launched a new series, “Bluebird” that for some reasons did not sell with cars crazy Singaporeans. 

The take up rate was pathetic according to a friend who owned a car dealership. 

They later discovered that it’s because “Bluebird” translated to Fukien, the most common dialect in Singapore, sounds like “Lan Chiao”. 

Now “Lan Chiao” means both “blue bird” and “penis” in Fukien.

And who wants to drive a “penis”

Maybe the ladies?

But have you seen the size of the “Bluebird”… most Singapore females drive compact cars, well at least during that time. 

Now it’s all SUVs and believe it or not, Humvees!!! 

Size does matter it seems but the question is which?

Anyway, if you are from some places, whether physical or intellectual, that find what I write nasty…go suck a lemon. 

Now you know I said that with all the best intent in the world right? 

If MNCs like Nissan can goof who am I to think that I am infallible?

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