Newly uiblished book on how to feel Qi, with Qigong, Tai Chi, Aikido and Hsing-i

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Jul 19, 2011
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The book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout,
is Traditional Chinese Internal Martial Arts with many methods for developing internal energy which have never been published before. Comments and focus of practice help with one’s own level of development, giving training insight into the internals, never articulated before. Learn how to feel Qi for yourself.

The internal energy focus of the book has many paths: hard and soft style Qigong, static and moving postures. Calming emphasis in Qi methods for energy pooling and meridian circulation. Quick projection of explosive Fa Jing in health or attack; as is used in Dim Mak and healing hands.

Wrist and fore-arm stretches to help energy flow: these can help with tendonitis, typing hands, carp-tunnel, and muscle knots;
that will help the energy flow through your wrists, preventing injury and learning wrist locks as well as teaching grappling seizures and locks,
and will help you transfer it more effectively;

Progress, consciousness, and power are all tested objectively in meditation,

Qigong, martial drills, as well as in-animate objects.

Five move Tai Chi form, Hsing I Five Elements.

Standing Pole (Embrace the Moon or Hold the Ball) shifting the water and rising-expanding/sinking-contracting;

Fore-arm Throw double set, dynamic drill, adjusting moving root, responsive blocking enabling the same move for offence and defense, center of Qi as it moves through oneself and the center between two people;

Hsing-i San Ti: standing and moving for Qi and Fa Jing;

Workout book contains many everyday methods for internals, meditations, rooting, exercises, tests and self adjustments.

Good for all backgrounds since the essence is emphasized, rather than a particular language; although words are used, it is more what is between the words.

Instruction goes from the individual’s known, to his related unknown.

Taught with the common ground of the 'shared lived experience' .

Internal means independent thought rather than compliance to a doctrine, having it make sense to you, in your own way: this is truly internal since its intrinsic nature is your soul.

Common theme with other energy work: of removing blocks through meditation, stretching, and exercise. Traditional development of the energy and awareness before the technique as is the case in many ancient traditions.

Developing and practicing the 'universal' of the Qigong, rather than the particular application. Plato talks about universal concepts such as what is in common with all chairs to make them a chair.

Some Qigong very Yang, and will heat palms, the Yang Qigong methods will not only heat the practitioner, but the entire room.

From the book:

This training regimen is based on various focuses of physical fitness, internal strength, meditation, forms, drills and exercises.

Origins range from: propriety traditional sets, general domain traditional internal sets, a general styles set, free form internal calisthenics (Chi Kung, Nei Gong and Wei Gong), Shaolin Buddhist meditation, fighting coaches, healers and old folk’s drills.

The methods and techniques come from a number of schools of Internal Martial Arts;
that are compatible with each other.

None of these varied schools have ever physically warred directly with each other.

This book does not contain any internal methods that I have learned that I know are from schools with historic military conflicts, or fundamental philosophical discrepancies.
This avoids a chop-suey approach of using methods independent of their tenets,
lacking a cohesive and qualitative growth.

There is no faster way to build up the body overall, than chopping or splitting wood since the entire body gets into the swing of things. Axing tones and strengthens the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues with fluid whipped motions; that are well anchored, focused and coordinated.

Axers are a jaded, hardy and tough lot; that are well rounded.

Axe Hand is usually referred to as the element metal, and is the primary set that Hsing-i’s San ti static stance is used for Chi Kung (Qi Gong), similar to the Standing Pole (Embrace the Moon) exercise is used for Tai Chi and Bei Shaolin (Northern).

Hsing-I uses the second row of knuckles, as a wedge.

In the past, only those who had reached the level of Abbots were taught Hsing-i.

This book makes no attempt to contain all of the theories, history and segregated school dogmas of Hsing-i. The reader should see what helps them in their practice, and in their understanding and use it based upon their own results.

This is not the official dogma of any particular teacher or school, but a collection of practical aids to training. Those with different backgrounds will experience different results.

Greg’s Martial background at:
is available now at the publisher Lulu:
Paperback, 174 pages

or at Amazon:

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