Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 12: Breathing & Teaching

Kung fu training, Thailand

Martial Arts Master Tan Soh Tin, Present Master of the Nam Yang Pugilistic Association, at Nam Yang Shaolin Training Camp, Thailand. Special Breathing Methods The special breathing which characterises Sum Chien training is certainly a very powerful form of Chi Kung and is the subject of much interest and discussion.  It is important to noteContinue reading “Kung Fu Training: Sum Chien – The Heart of Shaolin, Part 12: Breathing & Teaching”>>

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”>>