Archives for January 2013

Greatly Improve Your Kung Fu Training in 3 Simple Steps

Here are 3 simple ways to greatly improve your Kung Fu training.

Apply them to your form, your techniques, your applications and especially your drills & sparring.

Just a word of warning first. Simple does not mean easy.

1. LOWER

Everything you train today should be a little lower than it was yesterday. And make tomorrow a little lower than today.

Keep at it until your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Don’t compromise structure or softness.

Once you can move as comfortably, easily and softly at thighs parallel as you you can standing up then your work here is done.

2. SLOWER

How slow can you train without stopping?

Now work on going slower.

Make sure to maintain constant, smooth movement the whole time.

No starts and stops.

This is especially important training for partner drills and sparring.

3. SOFTER

There’s no end to this one.

Sigung Clear is much softer than I am and he’s still working at it.

His teacher’s, in their 60’s, 70’s & 80’s are much softer than he is and they’re still working at it.

So relax more and deeper and more completely.

…and then become even softer.

Lower, Slower and Softer.

These are not fun to work on.

…mostly because progress feels slow and the more you improve the more you realize how much more room for improvement you still have.

Don’t get discouraged.

Kung Fu training is supposed to taste bitter. Internal Kung Fu even more so.

Even a little bit, done consistently will produce great results…

As long as you have good training methods to start with.

Like the stuff in the 16 week Internal Combat Arts Course. If you join that program and practice the material you’ll get a lot of great stuff out of it.

But if you train that stuff AND apply Lower, Slower, Softer the benefits will be greatly enhanced.

http://www.clearsilat.com/internal-combat-arts

 

Chapter 9: The Evil Version of Each Element

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Chapter 8 Lesson 19: Grand Tai Chi

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Chapter 8 Lesson 18: Crossing to Defend a Suppression

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Chapter 8 Lesson 17: Crossing – Finding, joining Then Dominating the Center

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Chapter 8 Lesson 16 Crossing Get Out of the Way (flanking)

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The Kung Fu Con Exposed by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This very important quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. has been around for a while.

…but martial artists seem to have missed it for some reason.

I guess they’re just too busy quoting Bruce Lee and Mister Miyagi to notice this ‘secret’ hidden in plain site.

If they had paid attention it could have saved them a lot of time and effort.

Here it is:

“Justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

This means if something takes too long, it’s worthless.

…but we’ve been trained and conditioned to think otherwise.

Over and over we’ve been told that these arts…

…that Internal Kung Fu, takes a lot of hard work over a long long time before you can use it.

Everytime you hear that remember:

“Skill too long delayed is skill denied.”

Sure, SOME things take a while to learn, and others take a while to master.

However, FUNCTIONAL SKILL can be developed very quickly.

The old Kuntao masters knew this.

They also knew that if their students couldn’t fight very well and very quickly, the students wouldn’t be around long enough to learn anything that took a while.

That’s why these methods are so powerful.

It’s why they’re so effective.

I’m surprised more people don’t teach this way.

I’m surprised more students don’t expect this from their teachers.

There’s so many people out there stumbling around in the dark, learning form after form, memorizing abstract sayings and studying classic texts…

…when they could be out there learning to USE the art they love instead.

Our goal is to help people make that transition from abstract form and theory to practical functional skill.

If you’d like to join the our other students who have made that transition, go check out the Internal Combat Arts Course.

http://www.clearsilat.com/internal-combat-arts

…and the other cool thing about developing functional skill quickly is that it builds a much more solid foundation for advanced skill later on.

Chapter 8 Lesson 15 Pounding – Striking on Two Planes

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Chapter 8 Lesson 14 Pounding – Step in and Fire

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Chapter 8 Lesson 13 Pounding – Cover Then Explode

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Chapter 8 Lesson 12 Crushing – Sawing Method

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Chapter 8 Lesson 11 Crushing – Loaded Bow Method

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Chapter 8 Lesson 10 Drilling – to Destroy Their Arms

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Chapter 8 Lesson 09 Drilling – Prison Shanking Method

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Chapter 8 Lesson 08 Drilling – Rib Destroying Bar Fight Method

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Chapter 8 Lesson 07 Chopping

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Chapter 8 Lesson 06 Explosive and Hidden

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Chapter 8 Lesson 05 Boxing with Heng Chuan

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Chapter 8 Lesson 04 Boxing with Pao Chuan

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Chapter 8 Lesson 03 Boxing with Beng Chuan

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