Idealism and Impracticality of Internal Martial Arts (Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan)

There are many videos that came out recently on MMA versus internal and traditional martial arts, and the internal/traditional martial arts masters or practitioners in these videos are getting beat or knocked out very easily by these MMA fighters. I'm writing this blog post to address the issue of idealism specifically on internal martial arts, [...]

Comparative Analysis on Dai Xinyiquan and Modern Xingyiquan

Modern Xingyiquan, whether Shanxi style or Hebei style, originated from Dai Xinyiquan. My training started in Shanxi style Xingyiquan, and then later started training in Dai Xinyiquan. Based on my training in these two styles, I compare their differences in terms of structure, internal force or power, and practical fighting capability. In terms of structure, [...]

Internal Martial Arts Seminar with Grandmaster Li Tai Liang at Stanford University

Experience the Power of Xinyi-Dao Kung Fu System! Grandmaster Li Tailiang is a world-renowned Chinese martial artist with over 40 years of professional teaching experience in both traditional martial arts and modern fighting arts. Grandmaster Li has taught at Shaolin Temple in China, Chinese Special Police Force, and the Beijing Sanshou (Kickboxing) Team. He is [...]

Xinyi-Dao Methods of Seated Meditation

Experience the Power of Xinyi-Dao System's Seated Meditation! Xinyi-Dao seated meditation methods, while related to Daoist and Buddhist meditation methods, strongly emphasize the 6 harmonies of the Internal Martial Arts. Beginning with ‘simply’ sitting in stillness, breathing methods are gradually introduced, and the practice eventually progresses to dantian movement within the seated posture. Come spend [...]

Xinyi-Dao Introductory Seminar (Part 2) by Shifu Mark Li

Through this introductory seminar part 2, Shifu Mark Li first shows a foundation training exercise to develop the body mechanics of the Xinyi-Dao system. Next, a demonstration of squatting monkey and moving squatting monkey exercise, and an explanation of the purpose of practicing this exercise, which is to develop a natural state of animalistic motion [...]

Xinyi-Dao Introductory Seminar (Part 1) by Shifu Mark Li

Through this introductory seminar part 1, Shifu Mark Li explains the principles behind the Xinyi-Dao system, from the traditional training method to the modern fighting concept. How to develop the proper structure and power using Santi stance, including the six directional forces, proper body alignment. Then Shifu Mark Li explains why Santi stance is not [...]

Xinyi-Dao Class Started in Manhattan

Xinyi-Dao class started in Manhattan, every Monday morning from 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m. at Hari NYC, taught by Shifu Mark Li. The focus of the class is to use Xinyi-Dao system to help students develop internal power, proper body alignment, mental focus, and as a result, to enhance students' health and fitness. In addition, the class [...]

Growth Through Xinyi-Dao

If you’re looking for a magical secret or special technique you may want to look elsewhere because you wont find it in this article. I was never taught to defend myself as a kid, raised by a single mother and a father hardly around made that non existent. My mother being a gentle soul maybe [...]

Head Position in Xinyi-Dao

Our Xinyi-Dao disciples in Seattle (Manoj and Andrew) show the danger of strictly following the classical position of keeping your head upright as if it was being suspended by a string.  In olden times people fought with weapons that increased their striking and blocking ranges.  As a result, keeping their heads upright wouldn't necessarily put [...]

Grandmaster Li Tai Liang’s medical talk on Xinyi-Dao’s internal components at Stanford University

Videos of Grandmaster Li Tai Liang's medical talk at Stanford University's Medical School, on March 7th, 2018. This medical talk discusses the internal components of the Xinyi-Dao system, its health benefits and martial arts usage. Grandmaster Li was a member of the Wushu (martial arts) department of the Beijing Sports University, where he helped to [...]