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Warriors of Stillness 2: Tao of Yiquan - The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts (Used)
by Diepersloot, Jan
Book ID: 9780964997615, 0964997614
The Tao of Yiquan - The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts
1. Summary: This is the 2nd volume of the Warriors of Stillness series on the meditative traditions in the Chinese martial arts. The book has four parts.
In Part 1, I trace the historical connection of the Yiquan health and martial arts system back to the introduction of Buddhism and its practices into Chinese culture in the period of 0- 500 CE, and traces its subsequent development through Chinese history up to the 20th century.
In part 2, I detail the life and writings of the 20th century inheritor of this ancient lineage and the modern day founder of Yiquan, Grandmaster Wang Xiangzhai
In part 3, I describe my experiences while studying Yiquan with different Yiquan masters, several of whom were the top students of Wang Xiangzhai. Most unique of the Yiquan training methods is the practice of stillness in standing meditation to produce a special type of integration of body and mind that enables the production of fa jin, a deadly explosive force.
In part 4, I describe the other (yin) side of the coin of Yiquan: the only way to counter and control the deadly force of fa jin is the yielding capacity of awareness. I describe and illustrate how on the highest levels of martial achievement, Yiquan training develops the neuro-sensory skills of awareness to defeat neuro-muscular skills of speed and power.
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