Founded by Master John Bracy in 1976, the Chi-Arts and associated Hsing Chen organizations are dedicated to research, preservation, and instruction of Qigong, Taoist internal training methods, and the internal martial arts. We focus on Taoist yoga, Qigong training and Qigong (chi-kung) meditation and the arts of Ba Gua (baguazhang), Hsing-I (xingyiquan) and T'ai-chi (taijiquan)
From basic skills to advanced insights. Join us on the quest for ultimate knowledge of Ba Gua / baguazhang and the internal martial arts.
Features a wide range of topics: Internal Martial Art body mechanics, lost secrets, Taoist alchemy and internal energy (qigong) training in the arts
of Ba Gua, Hsing-i Ch'uan and T'ai-chi (taiqiquan)
Overview- Taoist breathing arts for health and empowerment
(note, thanks to one of you 'all out there, we were notified that the image of the spine placed within the practitioner's body was upside down! ouch) But since we are so overloaded with videos and other projects that we are working on, we are ignoring the error for now and will correct in the fu...
The moment one advanced practitioner made super-advanced break thru
EVERY super advanced martial artist has one coaching or personal moment where everything comes together. Once he/she makes this breakthrough understanding it starts to affect and change EVERYTHING. All future practice is guided from that moment. I have been fortunate to capture some of these bre...
Video starts w a short piece of me practicing a hsing-i / xingyiquan form called "za shea shwe" (?), in the 1990s which translates into something like, "Repeated striking with a large hammer."
(I'm gonna try to put up the entire form later.) Then the video cuts to me teaching at my studio in the...
part 2 of 5: Bio-energetic secrets of the Internal martial arts
Detailed explanation of Force-Counter force principles. Basic level: how principle is found in most athletics. Advanced levels: How it awakens "soft" and "internal power" in the martial arts. Secret levels: How it stimulates the body's meridians and energy centers. Includes training tips.
advanced lvl ba gua - interaction w opponent instead of "karate"
SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND. most often this level of instruction is considered "secret." this aspect has to do with mental penetration
of an opponent's stance and structure. Includes defensive and offensive aspects of the principle