6DRAGONSKUNGFU.COM http://www.6dragonskungfu.com 6 DRAGONS KUNG FU Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:01:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.7 Yang Jwing Ming: real master http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/yang-jwing-ming-real-master/ http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/yang-jwing-ming-real-master/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:39:22 +0000 http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/?p=3093 A tribute to Yang Jwing Ming, a real master. Info: Master of Taiji and founder of YMAA association.

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A tribute to Yang Jwing Ming, a real master.

Info:
Master of Taiji and founder of YMAA association.

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How to avoid seasonal illnesses http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/how-to-avoid-seasonal-illnesses/ http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/how-to-avoid-seasonal-illnesses/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 18:17:07 +0000 http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/?p=3070 Cold does not automatically means illness Reconnecting to the article How to control the perception of cold (and without repeating what we have already said) we want to start talking about the illness. The first thing to stress is that the sensation of cold must not be directly connected with the idea of illness (read Body control: the […]

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Cold does not automatically means illness

Reconnecting to the article How to control the perception of cold (and without repeating what we have already said) we want to start talking about the illness. The first thing to stress is that the sensation of cold must not be directly connected with the idea of illness (read Body control: the cold is just a feeling):

  • Each time that, as a precaution, we cover ourselves, we force our body to do not work properly
  • The fear of cold make us weaker day by day, whereas a healthy and well-trained person is effortlessly able to manage heat exchanges even in environments with 10°
  • Our organism tells us clearly when it needs an external apport of warm, we only need to learn to listen to its signals (read Advanced body control)

A note by Master Kongling – In a wider way of seeing external interventions, it’s always wrong to help what / who do not needs it because it means to make it unable to improve enough do by itself (this is true as for internal organs, as for humans, as for animals, both in physical terms, both in mental terms). The help should be given only to those who truly need it and proportionally to what they can or can not do by themselves.

What causes favorable conditions for the insurgency of illness?

It is not directly the cold (as we unconsciously think) to cause problems to our body defenses, the factors we must keep under control are:

  • The temperature imbalance of the body element
  • The speed of the thermal excursion
  • The level of humidity of the environment and the direct contact with a source of cold
  • The quantity and type of bacteria present near us
  • The pathologies and problems already inherent in our system
  • The duration to the exposition to limit temperatures

How to avoid illnesses

To guarantee us a good state of health, it is not necessary to do anything excessively strange, it is sufficient to:

  • Cover ourselves when and where we feel cold – When our body is in trouble, it concentrates the heat in the most important areas (near heart and brain); if this is completely normal under serious risk of hypothermia, it is not at all in heated environments (or in general in the presence of normal temperatures); we have to gradually increase our resistance testing (with rationality) our body; if we train correctly we will be able to recover our natural ability to fight the cold by burning calories
  • Protect ourselves in the correct way – When it is mandatory to act against the cold, it is 10 times better to concentrate our efforts on isolation instead of warming (whether we are talking about clothing or an environment); we have to cover ourselves in a regular and balanced way, the idea is to be uniformly isolated and dry so as to allow our system to automatically restore the internal temperature to its optimal level
  • Avoid that sensitive parts enter in contact with dirt – Bacteria usually struggle to cross the defensive layers of our body in bulk but if we offer them preferential channels (as when we touch with dirty hands eyes, ears, nose, mouth, wounds, etc.) it is very easy to get sick
  • Have a correct diet and shape – If we are too much above or below our ideal weight and especially if we feed on junk food, it is absolutely inevitable that our body is lacking the basic immune defenses (read Qi and proper nutrition); instead, providing all the right elements to our body is incredibly much easier for it to exercise its protective functions effectively
  • Avoid the abuse of medicines and integrators – Even if integrators and medicines are not to be put on the same level, the same reasoning can be applied for both of them, they should not be taken when there is no specific need (usually to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if we talk about antibiotics then); without particular pathologies and following a correct nutrition plan our body does not need anything
  • Avoid the abuse of alcohol, drugs (etc.) – This kind of harmful substances does nothing but weaken and limit the action of our immune system; to gradually reduce and then quit this abuse is possible and necessary (read How to stop smoking); we cannot connect our happiness or our tranquillity / performance / stability to something so artificial and humiliating
  • Drink regularly hot water / tea – Cold water should never be taken; the ideal is to drink fresh water when it is hot, slightly warm when it is cold and at room temperature when it is not cold; if we like tea (herbal, etc.) it is better to limit as much as possible the apport of sugar
  • Practice a daily physical activity – In relation to our age and conditions we should choose a constant activity to practice day by day (read How to start practicing 6DKF); in this sense it’s terribly wrong to spend long periods of inactive time (both in long and short terms, weeks, daily hours of work / study, etc.); movement makes us stronger in an infinite number of areas (read 10 things that change for 6DKF’s practitioners (physical))
  • Beware of when we stand still – If we move and do physical activity our body generates heat, if we stay still we cool down; special precautions must be taken in terms of insulation, temperature, clean air and humidity in all those moments when we remain almost immobile for a long time (during sleep, at school, in the office, etc.)
  • Avoid bad mental states – The mental conditions to which we are subjected immensely influence the conditions of our body; stress, anxiety, anger (etc.) are complementary factors of a bad health, the solution is to practice meditation (read Meditation method 1)

A note by Master Kongling – Obviously, all this does not make us completely safe from diseases (not even the most common ones) but it helps us to maintain a more than satisfactory level of health. Despite the cold winters of the area in which I live it is rare that, following these rules, I get sick (I have not suffered chilling for many years and I almost never wear any kind of jacket). All of this is not about superpowers, I am not talking about addressing prohibitives challenges like high mountains temperature or arctic water, it’s all about recovering faculties that could be reasonable for everyone (in good health).

In the next article of this series, we will see how to voluntarily warm ourselves.

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Questions

Reply in the comments and share your experience:

  • What are the reasons for getting sick in your opinion?

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Sparring type 5: knife fighting http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/sparring-type-5-knife-fighting/ http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/sparring-type-5-knife-fighting/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:22:19 +0000 http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/?p=3036 Understand how dangerous a knife can be The type of sparring we are going to describe is substantially innocuous and should be practiced by almost any kind of martial arts practitioner (especially the ones who thinks that disarming a man with a knife could be easy as learning a few winning techniques). This kind of “clash” […]

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Understand how dangerous a knife can be

The type of sparring we are going to describe is substantially innocuous and should be practiced by almost any kind of martial arts practitioner (especially the ones who thinks that disarming a man with a knife could be easy as learning a few winning techniques). This kind of “clash” in its basic version is not dangerous, it favors technique, precision, reflexes, deception, speed but completely excludes pain and stress.

A note by Master Kongling – It makes me laugh to think to this practice: every time (with a spirit of analysis) I tried to propose this exercise to the various masters of disarmament that I met during my career, I always received in response waste, excuses and insults (read Recognize a good / bad master: 5 characteristics).

After having read the general rules of sparring and respect (read How to do sparring and Dojo (guan): rules, respect and etiquette), let’s see what are the peculiarities of this type of sparring.

Description of the exercise

What we need:

  • We need to buy or find / build an alternative version of plastic flexible training knives
  • We have to wear completely with black colors (preferably covering the biggest possible percentage of our body)
  • We need gypsum powder or chalks fixed on the “edge” of the knife

How this kind of sparring works:

  • Each participant has a training knife and can move freely in a delimited area
  • We simply have to “cut” our opponent leaving on him a white line or point (read The basics of short sticks: base strokes and stance)
  • At each “cut” the referee (the instructor) stops the match for an instant and assesses the severity of the damage (according to the area concerned, etc.)
  • At each “cut” the referee gives a number of points to the attack proportional to the damage inflicted
  • If the damage is low, the combat can continue, if it is middle the referee can ask the victim to simulate the wound consequences, if it is lethal the match ends
  • The combat must always be imagined as real
  • Who suffers the blows must honestly “simulate” the relative reaction
  • The battle can last more than 30 minutes (minimum 10 minutes)

Rules and goals

What we can do:

  • We can fully use our speed and any kind of (legit) trick
  • We can attack wherever we want but in a controlled manner
  • We can apply control techniques but without taking them to their damage level (read Chin Na)

What we cannot do:

  • We are not allowed to use our limbs directly to attack (we cannot use punches, kicks, projections, etc.)
  • We may not use the force (we must accommodate the movements)
  • It is not allowed to bring any type of technique so as to cause damage

Main objectives:

  • Learn to manage a weapon in a dynamic context (quick reasoning)
  • Learn to use fluid movements such as those of the Dragon Motion (read Dragon Motion: the swirling movements)
  • Learn to prevail through tactic, reflexes, timing and technique
  • Gain precision, body dislocation control and spatial intelligence (read The most important skill in combat)
  • Learn to recognize good opportunities to prevail (time, space, etc.)
  • Collaterally to improve our stamina

Details of practice

Protections and safety:

  • A transparent mask to preserve our eyes can be sufficient (it is very cheap)
  • It’s up to the instructor to eventually decide to add additional protections (jockstrap, etc.)

Variants:

  • We can start with various handicap levels (unarmed, in a control condition, etc.)
  • If we do not want to use gypsum we can replace it and the knife with a pen (let’s choose a safe and washable one)
  • Established the teams (eg. 1 vs 2) we can run a multiple clash
  • We can use other training weapons (only if they are completely harmless and not rigid), even 1 per hand
  • It’s up to the instructor to decide to allow more or less contact level

Notes:

  • Sparring cannot be performed by people that cannot control themselves (generally, in 6 Dragons Kung Fu, we start it in the second phase of learning, read /// Subscribe (it's free!) or Login to see this content ///)
  • This kind of combat is good to learn how easy is to be killed by a knife (even for experts) and to understand what does not works
  • This kind of sparring with the right adaptations cab be performed by everyone (who has a basic psychophysical preparation)
  • The points are not to decide who is the winner but to evaluate the damages

In future articles of this series, we will see the other types of training fights.

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Reply in the comments and share your experience:

  • Have you ever tried a training knife sparring session with control signs?

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Lesson 7 – Training safety: face the danger http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/lesson-7-training-safety-face-the-danger/ http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/lesson-7-training-safety-face-the-danger/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 19:55:57 +0000 http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/?p=2969 Lesson 7 – Training safety: face the danger Everything starts with the respect A complete view of Self-defense (in its broadest sense of personal security) cannot ignore the training part: it’s for this reason that, in this lesson, we want to list some of the principles that can guarantee the most effective and safe daily […]

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Lesson 7 – Training safety: face the danger

Everything starts with the respect

A complete view of Self-defense (in its broadest sense of personal security) cannot ignore the training part: it’s for this reason that, in this lesson, we want to list some of the principles that can guarantee the most effective and safe daily 6 Dragons Kung Fu’s workout (read How to start practicing 6DKF).

The first thing to know is that 50% of injuries and damages are caused by a lack of respect. One of the most important teachings that Kung Fu can give you is the one related to respect:

The risks drastically decrease when we are aware that:

  • It is foolish to give-up to bad mental attitudes – During training, thing like anger, pride, falsehood, laziness, superficiality and prejudices must not exist (martial training must take place in a context of friendship, mutual help and sharing)
  • It is petty to abuse other persons’ disponibility – The instructor and the companions are in the guan for a specific reason and this does not include being victims of jokes, waste of time, hazing (etc.)
  • It is silly to violate the rules of behavior – They must be strictly followed to guarantee a safe, positive and effective learning (read Dojo (guan): rules, respect and etiquette)
  • It is extremely dangerous to refuse graduality and patience – You have to focus on the path and not on the results; to anticipate or to force the times (because you feel fit or bored) it is always a bad idea; there are moments to insist and other to give-up (read Safe training: the 3 errors rule), in both cases it must be a logical choice and never a simple desire
  • It is an error to introduce what belongs to everyday life within the sacredness of the guan – Whether it be objects (ornaments, necklaces, etc.), or mental attitudes (frustration, vanity, etc.), they must not enter
  • It is wrong to underestimate the practice – In Kung Fu, every exercise, common, (apparently) simple and / or (apparently) repetitive must be performed with the maximum concentration and with the idea of improving each time
  • It is counterproductive to do not face any risk – Errors, faults and difficulties are at the base of our training and learning method, if you avoid them you will rapidly block your martial growth (read Measure ourselves with errors)

A note by Master Kongling – Probably I could appear strict in this lesson but safety absolutely comes before everything. To learn more about training safety you can read again Lesson 3.1, the article How to train safely and follow our free video course: How to start training [ Free video course ].

Learn to face the danger instead of refusing it

As we said, if 50% of risks are our responsibility, the remaining 50% are simply natural (outside human control) and must be accepted (read Acceptance and prevention of pain).

Until you will not accept that you cannot control what happens outside your mind (read Fighting and mind control: the anchors), you will live in a fake world and this means (even after 30 years of practice):

  • No real training – Conditioning means teaching our body to address its limits (read Physical conditioning: how it works)
  • No real knowledge – You do not truly master what you study
  • No real skills acquisition – In a real self-defense situation you will fail
  • No mental growth – You do not learn anything about you and your limits
  • Bigger risks – A workout inside a “crystal ball” weakens you instead of strengthening

Each enemy, each problem, each limit remains inviolable if we never try to learn how to manage it. 6 Dragons Kung Fu teaches to face the unknown with preparation, discipline and concentration.

A few examples:

  • If a person loses balance and falls risks to badly hurt his body, if a 6DKF’s practitioner falls, he instinctively knows how to distribute his limbs to limit as much as possible the damage (and in most cases reducing it to zero, read Lesson 7.5)
  • If a young 6DKF’s practitioner fears the darkness, his instructor explains him the phenomenon, the logical path, how to deal with it, how to transform it in a normal thing; the result is that he will become (gradually) able to move in low light conditions as in the sunlight (read Advanced training: gradually learn to fight in the dark and Night vision)
  • If a 20 years boy is attacked by a stranger, he reacts randomly, as his instinct tells him (panic, extreme violence, etc.); a 6DKF’s practitioner instead knows the level of mental stress, how to evaluate the situation, how to decrease the tension and eventually, how to fight (read all the lessons of this chapter)

A note by Master Kongling – This is nothing of incredible, with all of its limits, this is the rational way we face martial challenges and life problems (read How to solve any kind of life problem). The danger must not be avoided, it must be faced but with intelligence.

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Good news about our Complete Kung Fu Course! http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/good-news-complete-kung-fu-course/ http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/good-news-complete-kung-fu-course/#respond Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:02:26 +0000 http://www.6dragonskungfu.com/?p=2984 Our free online Kung Fu course I’m happy to say that we can recover the publishing of our Kung Fu course! We have received a generous direct donation from a 6DKF practitioner (who wants to remain anonymous). Thank you G.V.! Good practice, Master Kongling

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Our free online Kung Fu course

I’m happy to say that we can recover the publishing of our Kung Fu course!

We have received a generous direct donation from a 6DKF practitioner (who wants to remain anonymous).

Thank you G.V.!

Good practice,
Master Kongling

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