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.

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Kua Development video

July 4, 2009

Wujifa Side to Side Kua development (set 1)

This video is of the first set of Kua development skill sets and is called “Side to Side.” This practice is very helpful to starting to understand how the inguinal creases open and close as one moves.

The practice may seem easy although the practice is very deep as one continues to practice and train at developing how to move correctly. It’s a very helpful practice even for those who practice other internal martial arts like Taijiquan for example.

You can find out more about Wujifa at http://wujifaliangong.com on this and other aspects and skill sets aimed at full body movement and internal connections in this wonderful system of training called “Wujifa.”

As alway make a “GREAT” day and enjoy your gongfu practices.