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 and (soon) Hsing-i Ch'uan and T'ai-chi (taiqiquan)
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
Ba Gua is the only martial art specifically designed for simultaneous defense against multiple attackers. This means that the BG practitioner must
rely on strategies and techniques to deal with all those opponents crowding him at the same moment. Dzuo Ma, or "Walking the Horse" is one of those
Goal- Perfect blend of Yin & Yang equals effortless control of the opponent
Goal- Perfect blend of Yin & Yang equals effortless control of the opponent. Every, even the slightest, twist and turn of the body induces electromagnetic changes in the entire body. When applied to alignment, and then interaction against an opponent, this produces a weakening influence against ...