Xinyi-Dao (Internal Martial Arts) System

From the age of five, Grandmaster Li Tai Liang has practiced, studied, and inwardly cultivated both internal martial arts and modern combat martial arts. During the past 40 years he has become a renowned and cherished international teacher, having taught at the Shaolin Temple in China and the Beijing Sanshou (Chinese Kickboxing) Team, and on both West and East coasts of the United States. Using his intimate knowledge of both internal and modern martial styles, Grandmaster Li created a martial and holistic health system called Xinyi-Dao (心意道), which translates to “the way of the heart and intention.” Grandmaster Li designed Xinyi-Dao as an easy to follow, step-by-step process so that practitioners of any martial or energetic background can succeed in building a solid foundation in martial and energetic skills.

Xinyi-Dao System combines ancient and modern techniques for the cultivation of martial skill, physical health and wellness, and spiritual development. The System’s foundation for training is based on human beings’ pre-natal state of posture and action, that is, the fetus rounded posture in the womb and its contraction and expansion to absorb nourishment via the umbilical cord. This posture and action, in the post-natal human being, becomes the flexion and extension movements of the spine and “dantian breathing.” With patient practice and skilled guidance, the practitioner learns how to recharge his/her own energy by replicating the body’s prenatal energetic dynamic.

Xinyi-Dao System offers a holistic approach for developing a physically strong and agile body, a focused and attentive mind, and a peaceful spirit, all desirable elements for a healthy life. Through practice with proper guidance, the cultivation of prenatal energy (or prenatal qi) increases martial power and enhances mental awareness by charging the body’s core engine (dantian), so that offense and defense becomes instinctual. Physical health improves as the practitioner learns how to circulate qi throughout his/her body, cleaning the blood, massaging the organs, increasing circulation of breath and blood. With dedicated practice, the cultivation of one’s spirit improves quality of life, yields a deeper sense of purpose, and ultimately opens the practitioner to the realization of what it is to be a human being in connection with something greater than oneself.

By applying Xinyi-Dao System’s training formula, anyone can develop competent martial and energetic skills as well as develop a strong body and internal power. For advanced practitioners, Xinyi-Dao System is a guide for achieving deeper levels of mind/body connection, conscious control over internal energy, and efficient use of cultivated power for improving health and expanding physical prowess. Xinyi-Dao System allows practitioners to move at their own pace under the guiding hand of our dedicated teachers.

Our System Is Built Based on the Following Chinese Martial Arts Styles, But We Take It To the Next Level of Martial Effectiveness and Internal Power Development!


Shaolin Kung Fu is an external martial art style which means the focus is on conditioning the physical body through exercises and forms designed to strengthen and tone muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Consistent training improves coordination and flexibility. This is a good art for both children and adults.


Taijiquan is one of the three major internal martial arts styles that uses relaxed and connected motion to cultivate internal energy that strengthens internal organs, improves blood circulation, deepens breathing, focuses the mind. This internal martial art style is well-known in the western world and often recommended by health practitioners for improving overall physical health.


Baguazhang is one of the three major internal martial arts styles that uses circular stepping patterns and coiling body motions to deflect an opponent’s attack. The style was created based on the concept of I Ching, and it’s main characteristic is constantly twisting, turning and changing direction when against one or multiple opponents. Because of its unique circular and coiling physical movements, it is also very beneficial for health.


Xingyiquan is one of the three major internal martial arts styles that uses aggressive and seemingly linear straight-line attacks with explosive power applied from a short range, simultaneously attacking and defending. It has been used for over several hundred years in the training of soldiers and bodyguards in China. The style is based on the five elements theory and mimics the natural attacking movements of various animals.


Dai Style Xinyiquan is the precursor to Xingyiquan. Its deep focus is on developing whole body power through contraction and expansion to build the body’s core engine (dantian), and then applying this unique body/power structure for close range striking using the head, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and feet, so the whole body becomes one big fist. The transmission of this art has been a closed-door secret for hundreds of years until the 1980s, and even today there are only a handful of masters who are teaching this art.