Energy Beams in the Martial Arts

candleThe ability to create beams of energy, though I have never seen nor heard of it discussed, is at the heart of the martial arts. I include pressor or tractor or any other type of beam in this discourse. A beam is a line of energy thrust outward from thebody of the martial artist, and this beam is usually constructed upon a line, though it need not be. It can be said that your martial art is not a true martial art unless it builds the ability to create a beam of energy at will. Most martial practices on planet earth are aimed towards building muscle, or the shabby excuse of energizing body parts. The purpose of this article is to awaken the reader to the potential of creating beams of energy. The first thing to be understood is that the body is nothing more than a machine. It is an organic machine constructed of meat and bone and various linking systems. Indeed, to the person unused to a body, it can resemble a Rubic’s cube, though, in fact, it is very simple to use. To use the body as a beam generator one must practice classical forms, and understand the value of classical stances. To practice the classical stances requires work, which work necessitates the creation of energy in the Tan Tien, which is the one point, which is nothing more than an energy generator on a body/machine level. This work should be augmented by breathing in accordance with the expansion or contraction of the body. To stance, to work, to breath, to concentrate awareness along the path of the arms, to imagine. It is imagination that sets us apart from the beasts, and it is imagination that is necessary to create the idea of a beam of energy coming out of the body. You must practice until the mind is calm and then it will be able to imagine. To test your ability to beam it is necessary to use a simple and often over looked gimmick. Set up a candle and face it, punch, and stop your fist an inch from the flame. Do not trick flick the flame by leaving the line of the beam, but focus, and keep the line of the beam as straight as possible. With success over time, stop your fist two inches from the flame, then further. increase distance until you can put out the flame from across the room. Eventually, with great patience and desire, you will be able to merely look at the flame and make it go out. There are those that laugh and such practices as detailed here are of little importance, and there are those who will not persist, but seek the instant gratification of simple fighting. Then there are those who will discover the depths of their being through this simple exercise. The difference between the two is faith, belief in yourself, and the desire to awaken your true abilities, and thus awaken yourself.

4 thoughts on “Energy Beams in the Martial Arts

  1. JM

    While I study Kyudo rather than Aikido, the use of ki is similar. I find this a rather interesting concept. With an open heart and open mind, all things are possible!

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  3. Daffyd C. Landegge

    Some forms of fighting systems practice such things, just choose not to openly discuss such things ith teh general public. They give themselves away when they talk of feeling the energy or breath of the fight or tune oneself to the energies around themselves or even the practice of sensing the intention of others (premonition of danger).

    If they practice those things, what makes you think they won’t or don’t practice energy projection techniques? I know Shaolin practices such things, Ninjutsu does and Systema as well. Each do it in their own way. Aikido has an interesting one that focuses such energy upon themselves (e.g., unbendable arm).

    You should know that most of these techniques were borrowed from the Hindi practices revealed in the Vedas. It is more popularly known as Samyama. If you are interested in energy work I suggest you research Samyama (if you haven’t already). And the energy work displayed in DRagon Ball Z: Great Saiyaman Saga (Take Flight Videl) reveals some techniques that work as well.


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