Most people don’t have a clue where the chi Energy comes from comes from in Taekwondo, Kenpo, Kung Fu, or any other martial art. That there is chi is plain to see, one just need take note of a real martial artist move to know that he is doing something beyond simple muscles. The problem is that most teachers don’t take the time to explain the exact growth of chi in the martial artist. Check out the video, then I’ll tell you more.
A fellow walks into the martial arts training hall, and the first thing he must do is start conditioning his body. Any art, from Jujitsu to Tai Chi Chuan is going to require a body in first class condition. Thus, there are exercises at the start of every training session, and the training itself makes the body stronger.
This is the place, sad to report, where many people step off the path of the true art. Too many people think that muscles are the everything, and they start weightlifting, focusing their training on building muscles, and they miss the real dynamite. The real dynamite is the Tan Tien, or the ‘One Point.’
Before I explain about the One Point, let me put forth something about all this. You need muscles, not going to argue that, but you don’t need huge muscles…you just need coordinated muscles. You need to make your muscles work together in any martial arts technique you do.
If the muscles work at the same time, you are able to use the weight and energy of the whole body. This is much more efficient than if you use the muscles of the body in pieces, which is what training with weights, or other methods, often result in. I call this method of using all the muscles of the body at the same time by the name of ‘Coordinated Body Motion,’ or CBM.
The One Point is located just below the belly button, and it is the body energy center. When one uses this body energy center they must breath from it. No, oxygen doesn’t go to the center, but the deep breathing sets up waves of energy which do, and which translate into the explosive power the tan tien is capable of manifesting.
Now, it is sometimes difficult to locate the tan tien, or learn how to use it in the beginning. A good trick is to place one foot waist high on a wall, then simply swap feet. Within a short time you will feel the necessity to breath deep, to settle the energy down, and use the One Point.
There are other methods of exploring this power, but this is one of the simplest. The good news is that once you start feeling the energy center for the body explode, you will start using it for everything you do; punches, kicks, martial arts blocks, all moves will start to emit from the body center. Try this, and it will only be a short time before you are using that awesome chi power in Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, or any other Martial Art.
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