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What is Natural Chinese Martial Arts?
Chinese Martial Arts are sometimes known as Wushu or as Kung Fu or Gung Fu.
The definition of Natural Chinese Martial Arts is techniques, postures, and movements done for health and self-defense while efficiently and effectively using correct body mechanics originating from ancient Chinese martial arts methods. Efficiently and effectively means it will be done intelligently and quickly without wasted energy or efforts by using brute force.
Also, the martial art philosophy and strategy practiced in ancient Chinese manuals and styles is included, from Taoist, Buddhist, and other sources, such as Sun Tzu and Sun Bin's Art of War, and so on. It is based on traditional Chinese martial arts or wushu, but not Modern Sports Wushu.
Natural Chinese martial arts use the idea of NOT fighting (a hand to hand struggle or trading of strikes / blows) to deal with an opponent. Instead the idea is to stop a fight from ever developing.
An incoming attack is seen as an ambush. Swift self defense methods are used that allow one to calmly evade the incoming attack and lead the incoming energy towards another direction. Then, the attack is neutralized so the opponent is trapped into being defeated by its own actions.
An incoming attack from an opponent is treated much like a bull fighter deals with a raging bull. A matador does not attempt to stop or kill the powerful bull with his own brute force but instead continues to evade and lead the bull's reactions until the bull is exhausted and near collapse, only then does the matador approach to apply the coup de grace. A bull fighter avoids the bull with each movement he makes. The bull traps itself in this way. A matador executes various formal moves with grace and confidence, while remaining masterful over the bull itself.
Circular self defense movements are done always at a 45 degree angle, with the body lowered as if balancing a book on the head. No punching or kicking is used, only various types of sophisticated takedowns. Natural Chinese Martial Arts are internal based systems from either Taoist or Shaolin Buddhist sources.
Natural Martial Arts Program material:
Advanced concepts are explained in everyday language, augmented with practice drills, and demonstrated through practical applications that can apply to both the internal and external martial arts. This is the ONLY prgram available that teaches the self defense aspects of not only the martial arts but also Qigong (which is often done only for health enhancement).
Most importantly, instruction will be given in HOW to feel the movements by using the deeper muscles, correct body mechanics, correct body alignment, and correct rooting. Information is also given on WHY movements are done so.
Important material is taught from the original root styles that the internal martial arts were developed from and lays the proper foundation for a deeper understanding of the internal styles of Tai Ji Quan, Xinyi Quan / Xing Yi Quan, and Ba Gua Zhang. The material is very efficient and effective for learning practical self-defense and furthering one's current knowledge and training in the various internal martial arts. Without this true learning of the most ancient methods and body mechanics, one can attempt to practice internal martial arts for many decades but will never be able to generate any internal energy for healing and self defense.
Fundamentals, applications, and routines taught from Shaolin Quan, Taizu Quan, Shuai Jiao, Tongbei Quan, Cha Quan, Wah Quan, Yue Shi Ba Fan Shou, Sun Bin Quan, and other systems. Over 30 years of research and experience has been done to develop the course materials for this program!
(Videos are shown below from YouTube ONLY to give an idea of what the routines look like.)
Introduction Material & Applications Level:
The introduction classes are the MOST IMPORTANT ones. Without them, the student cannot progress to the next level.
The purpose of these introductory classes is for the student to learn New Body Skills. To develop a strong foundation, such things as basic training methods, core concepts and strategy, core body mechanics, body alignment, stepping methods, and correct postures and techniques are taught, via conditioning drills for developing control, strength, timing, precision, focus, and more.
Important concepts are taught, such as:
Techniques taught are taken from American Boxing, Kicking Boxing, Kenpo Karate, and Shaolin and Taoist Boxing.
Once the student is able to master the foundamental concepts and exhibit correct body mechanics and body alignment, then he or she is allowed to enter the next level. A certificate will be awarded upon mastery and after each level is achieved.
Level One - Shaolin Basics & Applications:
Level Two - Shuai Jiao Basics & Applications:
Level Three - Shaolin Rou Quan (Soft Boxing) Basics & Applications:
Level Four - Non-Shaolin Basics & Applications:
Level Five - Shaolin Internal System & Applications:
Level Six - Folk & Shaolin Chang Quan (Long Fist) system & Applications:
Level Seven - Shaolin Luohan System:
Level Eight - advanced training:
To be announced. Fundamentals, routines, and applications from Sun Bin Quan, Cha Quan, Wah Quan, Ba Fan Quan, Chuo Jiao, Tang Lang Quan, Mizong Quan, Xingyi Quan, and other systems.
Level Nine - Weapons training:
To be announced (Staff, Spear, Sword, and Knife fundamentals, routines, and applications.)
(Photos below from seminars taught in Valencia, Spain at the Shen Yi School - 2009.)
(Photos below are from class room applications)
Instructor Sal Canzonieri is a researcher and practitioner of Chinese martial arts (Shaolin, Shuai Jiao, Taizu, and others) and Qigong for over 30 years. He currently teaches seminars and classes in Shaolin Neigong for Health and Self Defense around the world. He also is a writer for Kung Fu Qigong Magazine, USA since 1991.
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