Kung fu directly translated means “work”. But to a true martial artist or warrior in ancient times, these two simple words had greater meaning.
Kung fu directly translated means “work”.
But to a true martial artist or warrior in ancient times, these two simple words had greater meaning.
Often, individuals had to give up everything in the material world, such as family and friends, to devote their entire lives to training without any barriers.
Some martial artist dedicate their whole life to martial arts
There are many people who have gone and are still going through this path, such as Shaolin martial monks, our Great Grand Master Lam Minh Hao, and other masters from various styles of kung fu.
Traditional Training Path
The training path is divided into three levels Training the body, mind, and spirit in order to form a complete human being.
TRAINING THE BODY
We first train the body by using various martial arts techniques using empty hands or weapons.
TRAINING THE MIND
Then we condition our minds through deep concentration and breathing techniques known as Qi Qong.
TRAINING THE SPIRIT
Lastly at the highest level, the spiritual, we develop an immortal fetus, which is done in two stages.
Benefits Of Training The Body
Training the body gives us maximum strength, flexibility of muscles, joints, and tendons to promote health.
It also builds and stores vital energy (Qi, or Chi) in the body, keeping it in good condition while on the material plane.
In addition, self-defense skills are acquired through practicing the 108 techniques and 12 Tai Siu Niem Tao (circular hand blocking techniques).
Benefits Of Training The Mind
Through the basic steps of counting during the breathing techniques, we train our minds to filter out all daily thoughts which jump from place to place, which we call the “monkey mind”.
Once participants can filter out all thoughts while practicing the breathing techniques, our Master will teach them how to open up their acupuncture channels with the strong focus mindset.
After all the channels in our bodies are opened Qi (life force energy in the body) flows strongly throughout, which we are able to use at the spiritual level to build up a stronger awareness for the next level.
Benefits Of Training The Spirit
One may compare the physical condition of the body to a launching complex, essential to propelling a shuttle into space. To boost the shuttle (the spirit) into space, the launching complex requires a booster rocket (the soul or body energy), which is guided by an inner compass and a computer (the pineal gland).
The launching complex, or physical body developed with the practice of Qi Qong, becomes a storage place for the required fuel, or Qi (the life force energy). Here our fuel awaits transformation into another kind of energy: spiritual energy.
We learn how to develop an immortal spirit (compass and computer) by opening the pineal gland, which will guide us back to Earth. To complete the unfinished job of development, we must maintain our foundation on the Earth. Thus, we are able to return to Earth, refuel, and resume our space travel to our destination until eventually, we can discard the earthly base entirely.