Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 10: Tapping into the Energy of the Universe

Chinese kung fu & the energy of the universe

As I mentioned earlier, when we adopt the straight Sum Chien posture we connect our crown point (Pei Hue) with the Yang Chi of the Heavens and our root point (Hue Yin) with the yin chi of the Earth.  Sum Chien training also typically begins with a sequence of movements which include one which thrustsContinue reading “Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 10: Tapping into the Energy of the Universe”>>

Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 7: Training the Senses, Expanding Awareness

Kung fu training courses, Thailand

Practising the Sum Chien face and body posture prepares us to switch into the right emotional state should we need to fight. Female Martial Arts Instructor Emily McCarten at Nam Yang Thai Retreat. This is one of the most powerful yet least understood aspects of Sum Chien training.  I was fortunate that it happened toContinue reading “Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 7: Training the Senses, Expanding Awareness”>>