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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Internal Martial Arts and Meditation Training in China

7/11-8/11 China/Tibet Enlightenment Living & Martial Dao Pilgrimage + Instructor Certification 7/11 meet in Beijing, rest, meditate, train for 3 days in White Cloud Temple or China Taoist Council and Guangji Temple or China Buddhist Council where I taught for over 1 year after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Topics: Both Sun Cunzhou and Sun Jianyun [...]

Audio of Grandmaster Li Tai Liang’s Public Talk on Xinyi-Dao Kung Fu system at Stanford University’s East Asia Library.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVFjtAEwYpE&width=850 Xinyi-Dao: From tradition to modernity in a Chinese martial art. Grandmaster Li Tai Liang's public talk at Stanford University's East Asia Library, on March 8th, 2018, hosted by Joshua Capitanio, Ph.D. This public talk discusses the origins and methods of the Xinyi-Dao system, a modern synthesis of the traditional Chinese martial arts of [...]

Xinyi-Dao Seminar Taught by Grandmaster Li Tai Liang

Greetings all. The Mountain School will host our teacher Shanxi Xinyi Grandmaster Li Tai Liang for an L.A. Xinyi-Dao Seminar May 21st – 22nd Arcadia High School. An informative clinic for beginners and primer for experienced players alike on the foundation and dynamic principles of rare Shanxi Dai style Xinyi and Che Xingyi Quan. As well [...]