Wujifa YouTube Videos 2010

December 5, 2010

The Wujifa Youtube Channel has been posting some really cool stuff since my last posting here. If you haven’t visited in awhile make sure you go over there and give it a visit. Even better if you have an account on YouTube subscribe.

Over at Wujifa blogspot they just put up a post with video called “The Kua More Methods For Developing The Inguinal Crease”

“Let me say up front that the Wujifa “Sitting Side to Side” skill-set isn’t really a beginners practice although I will say it is much easier for many Wujifa beginners to play with this skill-set as many times their legs may not be strong enough to do the standing Side to Side Kua practices.”

Make sure to go read more there in the meantime here is the video

Also another post called “Methods for Understanding the Relaxed Shoulder or Song Jian 鬆肩” that includes another good Wujifa video and practice. I personally find this a good Wujifa skill-set to visit and a number of variations of these exercises. One I really like is to play with two swings and have them tied off at different places to created various arcs to explore.

“In the first example the hand are place on the “swing” and use the arcing of the swing to create a couple dimensions of movement to be explored.”

Again, go read that blog post as soon as you can. Until then here is the video for your enjoyment.

That’s the highlights for now. Make sure to visit the Wujifa YouTube site and subscribe. There is a lot of cool Wujifa stuff showing up on the web, make sure to keep your eyes open. As always when I have time I will post and help share what I am finding too.


Internal Gongfu on Framing Your Zhan Zhuang

September 8, 2010

There are some good posts on Wujifa Zhan Zhuang over at Mike’s Internal Gong Fu Blogspot that you may enjoy. One that I thought was interesting was his post on the mental frames we put onto our Zhan Zhuang practices.

Basic Wujifa Zhan Zhuang Alignment Vectors

Here is a clip from his blog:
What I’ve tried to share here is that preparing for Zhan Zhuang practice can involve much more than waking up the brain early in the morning or relaxing in the evening or preceding practice with some activity like stretching or walking or whatever. If you can become aware of your intent or focus or attitude, then like baking chocolate chip cookies, you may discover if you’re putting the chips in before, or after baking.

In Wujifa and our Zhan Zhuang practices the physical framing can be very important. What can even be more important in Wujifa and Zhan Zhuang training can be the many different mental approaches one can follow. In Mike’s blog he explores some nice points, make sure you head over there and read his post from Sept 2nd on Framing Your Zhan Zhuang Practice.


A key to “Internal Power” the Weeble

November 14, 2009

Sinking can be a very big topic for becoming grounded. I just read a blog post about this and I remember when I first heard the concept of Weebles many years ago and laughing… and the Gongfu Master I was talking with said it again to me while I was laughing. The Master I was talking with wasn’t the kind of person who talked about Qi very much or at all, instead he shared his concepts with functional and practical examples of the concepts.

Here is a great post I just was reading on this very subject:
“…So in stance, in addition to getting the structure aligned, we’re also relaxing to “sink the chi” so that we find balance – Balance, relax, and structure are all interwoven in this definition – and that’s the key…”

There is a GREAT YouTube video clip on that blog as well I would suggest going over there and checking this out.

“Weebles Wobble but they don’t fall down.” This connection is one of the keys to developing internal power, functional and practical for those who are willing to take the time to understand this and develop this skill.


More Tips on Wujifa Blogs!

November 11, 2009

Principles of Wujifa

Wujifa Triangles

There have been a lot of GREAT tips, posting, and blogs showing up on Wujifa practices. I would highly suggest going by and checking in on some of these for sure. I will put a few bits from them here and links to these so you can stop by and read them.

The Path of the Unenlightened
Ever have a problem area when doing stance? For example, pressure going to your knees, areas of tension that just don’t want to relax, etc.?

There are a few really interesting posts over there at the “The Path of the Unlightened” Blog.

Over at “Dan’s Wujifa” blog there have been some really cool postings too… for example:

THOR’S MIGHTY HAMMER
It’s an exercise where one takes a hammer, hand-held sledge variety and holding it out, as an extension of both arms, flings it rapidly up and down by bowing and unbowing at the hips.

It is important to:
-Keep the arms in the same relative position with the body (so it’s not the arms moving, but the hips).
-Bounce the hammer toward the opposite side at each endpoint.
-Pay attention to the connected springiness feeling.

I really enjoy when people share there training methods and insight gained from doing them!

Over at http://wujifaliangong.com the month of October had some really good postings too. Well worth the time heading over there and reading the October 2009 posts on that blog. There is really to much in there for me to copy and paste a few bit here so just stop by and visit that site.

Also there have been some cool stuff showing up over at “Internal Gong Fu” for example:

Feeling the Sides Drop
I was reminded that plateaus are gestation periods where new neural pathways are being formed. Practicing and not noticing subtle shifts and growths is like planting a seed and watering and watering and watering, not seeing any growth, trusting that there is growth until one day, BOOM! noticing a sprout!

So there you have it… Google Wujifa and see what you might find. I really love this practice… back to training now… Woohoo!