This article analyzes the connection between the body mechanics developed in traditional/internal martial arts, and the defensive techniques in boxing such as bob and weave, Philly Shell, or shoulder roll. Also to note that such defensive techniques in boxing can also be used in kickboxing. In my experience, to do such defensive techniques correctly, both [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Public talk by Grandmaster Li Tai Liang on the origins and methods of the Xinyi-Dao system, at Stanford University on March 8th, 2018.
Xinyi-Dao: From tradition to modernity in a Chinese martial arts. Join us as Grandmaster Li Tai Liang will discuss, at Stanford University's East Asian Library, the origins and methods of the Xinyi-Dao system, a modern synthesis of the traditional Chinese martial arts of Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan, and Shaolinquan. Grandmaster Li was a member of the [...]