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Thank you

I dedicate this thanking to the second donor of 6 Dragons Kung Fu, he promised to send me his photo, I will add it to this post as a remembering of his help.

Few people have that kind of courage that makes you able to choose the hard way, the one that the others do not understand, the unexplored one, the one which everyone is scared from… those people are pioneers and their results will be their reward.

Thank you so much, J.K. for your contribution!

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Why am I sharing my Kung Fu for free

A lot of masters do not like me because I have the “bad habit” to systematically share things that normally should be “hidden”, heavily paid and / or divided into years and years of watered-down courses.

This does not matter.

I do this because I find it more appropriate to share rather than keep everything secret:

I want Kung Fu to spread and evolve.

My goal is to help those who want to follow a quality martial training but do not have the occasion to regularly follow serious courses (or simply in the area where they live there are none).

I try to accomplish this goal by sharing courses, mini-guides, articles, videos and martial arts lessons on a daily basis.

My supporters (online and offline) are those people who truly love martial arts, who have directly drawn and benefit from what I share. They help me to do this impossible job, and I contribute to their martial growth by researching, creating and systematically sharing everything that can be useful.

What do you earn by helping me?

It depends. If you like what I share and what I do, this is an easy way to tell me “Thanks Master Kongling, I like what you do: keep doing it.”

If then you need me:

  • To answer your specific questions
  • To see and correct your training
  • To choose the right tools, exercises, etc.

This is truly your chance!

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Good practice.

Thank you,
Master Kongling

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The truth about a video which has “upset” the foundations of Tai Chi from China to the United States

A note by Master Kongling – Initially I was not so much interested in dealing with such a trivial subject but given the number of questions I’ve received, I decided to make a small effort sharing my (absolutely personal) opinions on it. Probably I am the last who comment this vicissitude but I hope this article could be anyway useful.

Some time ago a video was published showing a fight between a (so-called) “grandmaster” of Tai Chi (Taiji) and a (so-called) ambassador “of the MMA in China:

  • The two contenders – In the clip appear a (clumsy) “representative” of the Tai Chi and an (awkward) “representative” of the MMA (even if it is not immediately clear, they have a similar weight and age, according to what has been said)
  • The content of the video – The video shows a clash in which the Tai Chi “master” is ridiculously defeated in a matter of seconds by his opponent (the MMA guy)
  • The context – In the presence of a discreet audience and taken from multiple angles (trough smartphones, etc.), the clash happened on a typical training / competition tatami
  • The reason of the challenge – According to the interviews on Chinese TV and other sources, after an online bickering on fighting techniques (liberations, falsified skills, etc.) the two contenders decided to meet in a friendly and open-door match to demonstrate technical superiority of one on the other
  • The justifications of the “grandmaster” – After the defeat, in his defense, the “master” of Tai Chi alleged (puerely) to have slipped to the ground due to the instability of the combat surface

A few reflections

Some premises:

  • This article is obviously written from the point of view of Kung Fu but it will not be compassionate towards the practitioner of Tai Chi
  • There are many things that could be said, let’s limit ourselves to the essential ones
  • More and more versions of the video are easy to find on the web (in almost any search engine and video-related social networks)

First of all, before talking about tactics and fighting techniques, it is essential to stress that a Master of Tai Chi (really worthy of this title):

  • Should not accept meaningless challenges – He should not give up so easily to things like pride, anger and resentment (accepting to fight purely to prove to be better than someone else, read Revenge and resentment, knives taken from the blade side); this is totally wrong in the conception of Tai Chi (and Kung Fu in general)
  • Should know his (more than obvious) limits – Nobody can know the outcome of a fight before its start but a real expert should have at least a broad knowledge of his psychophysical state in terms of combat preparation and, above all, should understand the ones of his opponents (there was no need to be a genius to understand how it would end)
  • Should not justify with a so trivial excuse – Not having enough adherence to the fighting surface is a very bland justification (commonly used by the martial artists to hide a bad execution, for example, of a form); even admitting that the terrain of struggle guaranteed low adherence, we must say that even his opponent was in the same conditions and above all, that although rootedness is fundamental in Tai Chi (read Kung Fu rooting: the pyramid concept) it is ridiculous to think that such an ancient martial art (used in an incredibly big number of fight during the centuries) could be so poor to be 100% deprived of its effectiveness only because of a slightly slippery battlefield

This is to say that the so-called “grandmaster”:

  • Was not ethically worthy of representing Tai Chi
  • Was not technically worthy of representing Tai Chi
  • Was (consequently) not worthy to the fight
  • Has (consequently) neither added nor removed anything from the valor of Tai Chi

In the next article of this series, we will deeply see the strategic and technical errors of the Tai Chi “grandmaster” in relation to the MMA fighter’s action.

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  • Have you seen the fight? What do you think about such “grandmaster”? Do you consider him a worthy representative of Tai Chi?

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Few people understand what self-defense really is

Since there is a lot of confusion on this subject, it’s important to stress some facts:

Self-defense is the study of the best way to solve a dangerous situation, with the less possible use of violence (read Personal defense: the S.A.F.E. method).

Which martial arts are actually effective in the street and which ones are not?

In terms of self-defense, probably all those who include:

  • Sparring 
  • Conditioning
  • Stress management
  • Prevention
  • Negotiation
  • Escaping
  • Planning
  • Daily training
  • Legal awareness
  • A multidisciplinary approach
  • The use of (proper / improper) weapons

And (necessarily) those who exclude:

  • Only fake collaborative simulations
  • Too complex / aesthetic techniques
  • Too easy solutions
  • Violence as the first choice
  • Omnicomprehensive solutions
  • Disarming techniques for novices
  • Only training sessions inside a protected gym-like context
  • Illusions of invulnerability / invincibility

Everything is related to the instructor

Even within these parameters, it is not possible to compile a list of names (like Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, etc.) because everything depends on the instructor’s mindset.

Here there are a few questions in relation to our instructor:

  • Does he know what is he talking about? Has he ever been involved in a fight (even sportive, even sparring)?
  • Does he know the law and the collateral risks? Does he speaks by hearsay or has he experienced firsthand what he says?
  • Has he ever been involved in a self-defense situation? How has he reacted?
  • Has he spent on preparing / studying self-defense more than a few hours in a stage or not?
  • Has he the intelligence to distinguish between practicing violence and avoiding it?
  • And above all, has he the intellectual honesty to admit what are his limits and the ones of what he teaches?

If we must forcibly reply with a long list of “no”, we are in front of a person, not necessarily incompetent in his field but that (probably) cannot teach us self-defense.

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Special thanks

  • Thanks to jasmine for this question and her donation to 6 Dragons Kung Fu

Questions

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  • What is your opinion about what self-defense should be?

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How to train safely:

In this video, we rapidly talk about how to choose / adapt a training area to start your practice (follow our free online Kung Fu course) and how to manage the people around you.

Lesson 2

  • Today we are gonna talk about safety: in your training area and in relation to the persons around you
  • Most of 6 Dragons Kung Fu’s exercises can be executed everywhere but it is preferable to perform them on a wooden surface
  • For the exercises that involve the possibility of losing balance (like sparring and so on), it is better to choose a soft surface, like a Tatami square or a lawn with grass free of stones
  • The surrounding environment: only advanced practitioners can train on an area with unwanted obstacles, in all the other cases, it is essential to choose / adapt an appropriate place
  • It must be free of obstacles, without moving parts, no unstable elements, no sharp elements, nothing easy to break; furthermore we will have to fill all the edges with something with a certain thickness, able to do not compress too much in the moment of impact. Let’s avoid poor quality foam rubber.
  • People and security: it is always necessary to be in contact with a person in case of a possible help, in case of illness, injuries (etc.)
  • Never do sparring without having at least a person vigilant, we must be at least in 3.
  • Never involve unknown people in training and especially in sparring.
  • External people can attend training as long they do not deconcentrate who are training, do not interact with the workout
  • They must stay at a safe distance, at least 3 times our longest elongation of our limbs, training tools or weapons from the area where we are training
  • A final note for parents: children must always be supervised; if an adult can independently manage the responsibilities of a serious daily martial arts training, this does not happen for minors It is up to parents to monitor behavior and security.
  • Remember: training can be a fantastic moment to share with the persons we like, we love and so on but it must be safe.

Notes

  • The video is provided with manually-created subtitles, in English and in Italian
  • If you do not see the subtitles, you have to click on the relative icon on the bottom of the video area

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An explanation of the most important concepts of Tai Chi

Even if 6 Dragons Kung Fu has a lot of differences with Tai Chi (Taiji), it is very useful to analyze the core concepts of this incredibly complex and fascinating style of Kung Fu.

Probably the teachings that we are going to share cannot be easily understood by the beginners but at our analysis will follow an in-depth explanation (in future articles).

Principle 1

We have to be empty, agile and keep the energy at the top of our heads.

Explanation:

  • We have to keep the concentration of our Qi at the top of the head
  • Our head must be straight to manage our balance (read Kung Fu rooting: the pyramid concept)
  • We must not abuse the brute force of the muscular strength
  • Muscular energy forces our neck to remain rigid
  • If our neck is in tension the circulation of blood and breathing becomes less efficient
  • Our strategic planning must not be instinctive but natural

Principle 2

We have to stretch the back and pull our chest.

Explanation:

  • We have to slightly pull our chest to allow the weave of our breathing to reach the dan tien area
  • We do not have to bend our trunk to avoid the breathing compression in the upper part of the chest
  • If the upper part of the chest is compressed it becomes heavy, the lower part lighter and feet would tend to float
  • The stretching of our back is the natural consequence of the flexion of the chest
  • Stretching our back we have to make the breath to stick to it
  • Doing this we can connect the power that comes from the spinal chord axis

Principle 3

We have to relax our waist.

Explanation:

  • The waist commands our entire body and can manage an incredible strength
  • This way the feet can apply the power and our pelvis becomes a firm foundation
  • The changes from “full” to “empty” of our body parts can be performed through the waist with spinning motions
  • When a practitioner has lacks of strength the problem is in the waist (and / or in the legs)

Principle 4

We have to be able to understand and express “full” and “empty” states of our body elements.

  • If we are concentrating all the percentage of our body’s weight on a leg it is full
  • If we are concentrating all the percentage of our body’s weight on a leg, the other is empty
  • Our movements (rotations, etc.) can be fast, effective and without effort only if we can manage the exchange from full to empty and vice-versa
  • If we are not able to control instinctively at the right moments and with the right harmony this changes, our flow becomes unstable, unbalanced and ineffective
  • This way, the quality of our movements becomes poor, we waste energies and we can be easily destabilized (even by the simplest opponent’s pulling)

Principle 5

We have to relax our shoulders and our elbows.

  • Relaxing the shoulders and elbows means letting them to freely fall down
  • Without shoulders’ relaxation, an unwanted tension will force our breathing to go upward
  • If breathing moves away from our dan tien, our entire structure will be weaker
  • If elbows are in tension and up, the shoulders cannot relax, this way we cannot express a powerful push (eg. to repel our opponent)

Principle 6

We have to tactically think in a creative manner instead of using the brute force.

  •  Our entire body must be without tensions, this way our energies do not remain locked in our bones, muscles (etc.)
  • If the body is not relaxed our movements / reactions are slower, a big part of the power that we could use cannot be released
  • Our organism has channels for circulating the breath, just like the earth has its own furrows, if there are no obstructions, water can flow freely
  • When stiffness fills these channels, blood and breath are hindered and unable to flow and our effectiveness disappears
  • Tai Chi strength comes from deep inside, if we trust on relaxation, blood and breath can circulate freely and continuously without intromissions
  • Even if it could appear as a contradiction, with the right training, we can use agility and flexibility to express resistance and rigidity
  • After a good training practitioner can reach a high level of efficacy where arms become like iron bars wrapped in cotton

Principle 7

We have to connect what is low with what is high and what is high with what is low.

  • As it happens for the marches of a car, energy starts slowly in the feet (1), increase in the legs (2), is directed by the waist (3) and is manifested in the fingers at full power / speed (4)
  • In the passage from feet to legs and then through the waist, it is fundamental a perfect consequentiality and unity (read Use the body power: the muscle chain)
  • Each minimum hand’s movement must be linked with the waist motion
  • High and low are united, if the feet move, the look of the eyes follows the feet (not looking at the feet, but adopting its direction)
  • If there is a lack of coordination or even a single body element is not harmonized with the rest, the big part of the power disappears
  • It’s for this reason that (during training) Tai Chi has a so slow practical execution, to search for each minimum error and gain a perfect balance

Principle 8

We have to join the inside activity with the outside one.

  • Every action must be guided by our internal activity, if we start our movements with our Qi flow, everything is natural, effective and without useless waste
  • The muscle chain of the movements must follow the alternation of full and empty, opening and closing (read The 6DKF’s combat breathing)
  • The highest level of practice quality can be reached only when the inside and the outside become one thing through breath

Principle 9

We have to chain all of our movements together without interrupting the flow.

  • Differently from many other martial arts, in Tai Chi not exist exits, stopping and / or interruptions of the flow
  • This happens because when the old force ends and the new one has not arisen yet, the practitioner is pray of his opponents
  • In Tai Chi, everything is connected without interruption from beginning to end
  • When a revolution ends, another one begins, the circular flow is developed towards the infinite
  • Real Tai Chi is similar to the waves of the sea, its movements are continuous, endless end directed by the breathing

Principle 10

We have to reach the calm in any movement.

  • In other martial arts muscles and breath are used to exhaustion, in Tai Chi practice movements are directed by calm
  • The concept is that, even if the practitioner is moving fast, he remains completely calm
  • To obtain this it is better to perform at the slowest possible speed (during training)
  • Thanks to slowness, breathing turns long and deep and we can easily understand how to concentrate it in the dan tien

Final notes

A few conclusive thoughts:

  • 6 Dragons Kung Fu uses a lot of principles that come from the various styles of Tai Chi (Yang, Chen, etc.) but do not force the practitioner to only use softness (read 6DKF’s interactions: from the strong blow to the light touch)
  • The reason why 6 Dragons Kung Fu adopt (not mix) different kinds of body interactions (soft, rigid, etc.) is that the fact of being able to change our combat style abruptly is a big advantage in front of any type of opponent
  • We are not saying that 6DKF is better than Tai Chi, it is only a matter of diversity of choices related to the world we live in, the experiences and especially the need to be open to the multiplicity (that can help us understand what really works for each of us, read Why is Kung Fu not used in MMA?/a>)

In the next article of this series, we will see how to put into practice the principles of Tai Chi.

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  • In your opinion, what is the most important principle between the listed ones?

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How to train safely: how to start training

In this video are described the most important concepts for each practitioner who wants to start a serious martial arts training path.

Lesson 1

  • To introduce all the other courses, I have decided to create this one about safety
  • The first thing you have to know before start training is that you have to do a check-up
  • You have to go to your doctor, your family doctor and ask him to control your body: hearth, breath, past pathologies, past injuries (etc.)
  • The second thing is to remember 4 words…
  • The first is preparation: if you do not prepare yourself gradually through study and practice, at best you will not achieve your goal, at worst you will hurt yourself
  • The second is discipline: training to achieve real skills does not last a week but every day of your life; if you are not able to accept this, please do not start training
  • Three, concentration: if you can think to everything else during your training, you will not get your results, you are not training enough hard; if your mind is free to go anywhere, you are not training hard enough
  • The last principle is determination: it is the summary of the other three; remember this word, because it is the key to achieve every possible goal of your life

Notes

  • The video is provided with manually-created subtitles, in English and in Italian
  • If you do not see the subtitles, you have to click on the relative icon on the bottom of the video area

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  • Are you ready to start a serious martial path?

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Lesson 6 – Self-defense: how to escape

Everyone says it is better to escape rather than fight but…

As we have seen, a lot of bad instructors underline the importance of mental preparation in self-defense but without explaining how to manage it (read Lesson 7.3), in the same way, they also say that it is always better to avoid to fight and escape but again: they do not tell how.

From a psychological point of view, the ability to escape it is absolutely not automatic (if it were that simple, 90% of contrasts would not exist). Not all people are the same but even when the chance to escape is a viable option we still have to face one or more of these insidious enemies:

  • Pride
  • Fear
  • Consuetude
  • Tactical inability to evaluate options
  • Physical “incapacity”

Whereas for the last two entries the question concerns more directly the martial training (a topic covered in later chapters of this course), to overcome pride, fear, anger and consuetude it is necessary:

  • To decide now how to act and to stick to the plan in the moment of necessity (as we said in Lesson 7.2)
  • To understand how your mind works and how to control emotions in relation to the escaping task (read Warrior’s self-control)

How to win pride

Especially if we are not alone, it “annoys” us to retreat in front of people who threaten us, so instead of appearing “strategically cowards” and saving our lives, we prefer to be stupid and risk losing it:

  • This happens because we are slaves of the judgment of others
  • We are psychologically weak and we (try ingenuously to) hide it
  • We are not able to connect what we want for us from what we want to show to others

The right way to think:

  • Taking the wrong choice for pride is ridiculous, it means acting consciously in a stupid way
  • The first step is to understand that you can be a victim of pride (as everyone)
  • The second is to notice when it happens to recalibrate your attitude

You must learn to distinguish what is right for you from what is nothing but a silly recitation (of which others, however, laugh behind your shoulders).

A note by Master Kongling – Regarding the pride, I am convinced it is much more humiliating to be remembered as the fool who has not been able to control himself (and has been killed), rather than laughing over a tactical flee it in the following weeks. A person who has the intelligence to know how to control himself is very well distinguished from a coward: a real man (or a woman) does not need to prove anything and can smile of other person’s judgments.

How to win fear

Rational fear is a perfect instrument capable of increasing our concentration in relation to an important task to face: the danger. If, however, we lose control of it:

  • It becomes panic (stuttering, legs trembling, etc.), eliminating your ability to evaluate
  • When even a low level of panic takes you, even the most obvious options (eg. escape) disappear

How to win fear:

  • The first thing to face is that if fear makes you smarter it is useful, in all the other cases it does not help you
  • To free yourself from irrational fear you have to rationalize it, make it clear and well confined
  • You have to discover all that scares and / or makes you uncomfortable (honestly and privately)
  • Divide the list in two parts, the first (A) must contain the irrational fears (superstitions, unscientific suppositions, etc.)
  • The second list (B) must contain the rational ones (things that scientifically can happen)
  • Write them on a paper and sort the two lists in order from the less incisive to the strongest fears
  • Simply start to face A list (irrational fears) from the most irrational / simple ones (one per day)
  • When you will have reached the end of A list, you have to analyze each item of B list, describing how to manage them
  • For each B list element, you have to write the context where they can happen, if they are truly so dangerous and the possible solutions to avoid / solve those situations (one each day)
  • At the end of your work, you will be free of most of your fears; for the eventually remaining ones, the awareness of a serious and daily training will be more than enough

A note by Master Kongling – This is how I got rid of so many little thoughts that limited my life (from a working, sentimental point of view, etc.). Do not make the mistake of deluding yourself not to fear anything (or anything irrational): learn to know yourself.

How to win anger

Anger is not always a bad thing, it can help to get access to our last resources (read Practical examples of emotion control) but in most cases, it is a bad attitude:

  • If it controls you, all you do risks to be predictable, stupid and dangerous
  • In a self-defense scenario to involuntarily lose control of your mind can be literally lethal (firstly for you but also for the others, read Best martial arts for self-defense)
  • A person who is angry believes he is strong, but in reality, he demonstrates all his weakness and insecurity

How to win anger:

  • Anger (excluded the pathological cases) is a beast that borns from pride and fear
  • To win it you first have to admit the existence of his parents and face them
  • Secondly, you must learn to recognize its arrive before its explosion (in you and in the others)
  • Third, you have to know that, even if you think to be right, you could be wrong
  • Above all, you have to understand that in no case it is useful to avenge a wrong (creating chains of reactions and counter-reactions)
  • For what remains is a matter of mind education, you have to accept your limits and the ones of other people (becoming more patient)

A note by Master Kongling – If you are pray of anger it is not a matter of days to learn to control it but remember: intelligent and strong men / women do not allow the actions of others to control their minds. You have to start to work on it, now.

How to win consuetude

Almost always, people are used to giving the most normal consequences to events:

  • A question involves an answer, an error involves a correction, an insult involves a reaction (etc.)
  • This is the normal sequence but what happens if you break the path?
  • To do not allow things to happen is one of the best strategy to take control of the situations (read The use of unorthodox methods)

If you do not want to lose every possible opportunity to prevail (in this case fleeing) it is necessary to:

  • Leave the preconceived patterns of the human mind; stop waiting and fear what is about to happen
  • Learn to break the flow of your opponents imposing your will (as a good fighter do in combat)
  • Do not have to be a passive element of the scenario, it is the scenario that must be at your service
  • If your mind is disconnected from the flow of the fight scenario, you can intervene at any time and interrupt its implementation (gaining infinite options to act)

A note by Master Kongling – I can understand that this could appear complex and not so clear but the point is that no matter what kind of interactions are happening: you must be focused on all the possibilities and resources that come to be at your disposal (escape routes, possible diversions, etc.). In later chapters, we will deepen this topic at a more advanced level and in a more complete way.

Final notes

A few conclusive thoughts:

  • Meditation, martial training and the exploration of your mental structure are indeed the best tools at your disposal to take control of yourself and even learn to leave the field (when necessary)
  • Needless to point out that in this lesson we have discussed only the cases in which the escape is actually possible and reasonable and the limit is only our mindset; the remaining contexts (tactical and physical incapacity) will be seen later

“Who is really expert in the art of war, knows how to win the enemy army without giving battle, take his cities without blending them, and overthrow the state without prolonged operations.” – Sun Tzu

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I want to dedicate this article to the first donor (who preferred to remain anonymous) of 6 Dragons Kung Fu: it is thanks to people like you that I find the strength to devote, day by day, hours and hours of my life to the sharing of martial arts.

Sometimes there are people who put their hands in their wallets not just to buy new things. Money also serves to fuel the ideas and people you believe in, especially if these, in turn, can help you achieve what you want.

Thank you so much T.H. for your little but very precious support!

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Why am I sharing my Kung Fu for free

A lot of masters do not like me because I have the “bad habit” to systematically share things that normally should be “hidden”, heavily paid and / or divided into years and years of watered-down courses.

This does not matter.

I do this because I find it more appropriate to share rather than keep everything secret:

I want Kung Fu to spread and evolve.

My project is to help those who want to follow a quality martial training but do not have the opportunity to regularly attend serious courses (or simply in the area where they live there are none).

I try to accomplish this goal by sharing courses, mini-guides, articles, and martial arts lessons on a daily basis.

My supporters (online and offline) are those people who truly love martial arts, who have drawn and benefit from what I share. They help me to do this impossible job, and I contribute to their martial growth by searching, creating and systematically sharing everything that can be useful.

What do you earn by helping me?

It depends. If you like what I share and what I do, this is an easy way to tell me “Thanks Master Kongling, I like what you do, and I want you to keep doing it.”

If then you need me:

  • To answer your questions and doubts
  • To see and correct your martial growth
  • To choose the right tools, exercises, etc.

This is your chance.

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Thank you,
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