I keep forgetting, when I talk about Martial Arts Chi Power and such things, that I am over here, and everybody else is over there. I just wrote an article having to do with the liberation of energy through circular flux, and my emails and requests for the free matrixing ebook went viral. This is one of those things…’You mean everybody doesn’t know that?”
Look, let me set things up a little better for this article. The body is a machine, north and south pole, and the ability to spin energy within it, and this is the chi phenomena. Unfortunately, there is so much confusion, and people are locked into certain ways of thinking concerning their bodies, that they miss this simplicity.
This concept, though misunderstood, is spread throughout the martial arts, and accounts for a variety of other phenomena, too. In karate chi development depends upon fixing a strong stance–you must bolt the motor down, you see–and figure out how to use circular motion in the snap of the hips, the turn of the wrist, and so on. The problem is that people keep insisting that Karate is linear when it isn’t.
Karate is linear like a cam; a cam is a rotating part which slides a linear extension in a machine. In karate the hips rotate and drive the arm, which, because the elbow, is not truly linear anyway, creates a complex of turning, rotating, spinning parts to make a punch (or block or kick or whatever) with. Look at an illustration of a cam and see how it resembles an arm or leg.
This concept of straight lines being delivered through circularity becomes more apparent through kung fu chi based systems. Classic shaolin has jumps and whirls and locks onto the earth which perfectly illustrate the concept. Unfortunately, the basics in kung fu aren’t sufficient to raise but a rare person to a more evolved level, and Karate doesn’t develop itself as a circular system…the love of power (as false as it is) corrupts, you see.
The easiest art to see this circular flux of energy as the manifestation of proper machine theory is Tai Chi. Unfortunately, people have latched on to doing Tai Chi for the health and sensation reasoning, and people end up asking is Tai Chi a martial art, and missing the point of reality that is necessary to a proper martial art, and which changes a martial art into a machine based energy flux creator. I know, it sounds significant, but I am just trying to get my point across with enough specific verbiage.
Now, the best art for power internal martial arts style, is pa kua. The whole darn thing is an energy flux, though one must realize that the purpose of walking is to ground your each and every step, and to keep the machine running even while in motion. Get that concept, and even the mysteries of pa kua chang should resolve fairly easily.
Okay, that’s about it…you sink the weight and fix the body/machine and swirl the energy inside the body, much the same as you would swirl water inside a glass. This has been done in virtually every martial art, though it has been made mystical and confusing. It really isn’t difficult, however, though if you really want to understand the concept of martial arts chi power you need to matrix your art, and matrix your body, then the stuff happens without me having to say much.
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