Supporting Lessons Learned in the World of Martial Arts
Would you like to help support your Uncle, & the work I do here? Well, here are a few options to consider!
There are currently two ways you can help your Uncle out, one of which involves a gain of knowledge for you! But, in the near future, you can expect more interaction options, like new YouTube videos & a podcast. Until then, I hope you continue to enjoy yourself!
Testimonials to the Efficacy of Kung Fu
Hello out there, Uncle Sickness here. My actual name is Brad, as you may have noticed. I’m currently 39 years old, & have practiced Chinese Martial Arts since my freshman year in college, way back in 1996. In the intervening years, I’ve learned a number of different Qigong sets, forms of meditation, & various Northern styles. My primary focus for the last several years have been the so-called “Big Three Internal Styles,” of Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, & Taijiquan.
In this modern world, many people point out that learning complex, advanced martial arts are a waste of time. You can just go out & get a gun, if it really comes down to it. But the real benefit of studying these Arts, as ever, is the Health Cultivation aspect of the training. If not for the strength & health I had developed through practice in my 20’s, I would have died in my early 30’s from a series of bacterial infections, including Sepsis. There is no doubt in my mind that I would be dead if not for my dedication to training, my desire to see how far I could develop my Kung Fu.
Now, I spend my days working to spread this knowledge, & share these invaluable techniques which are, as it says in a favorite book of mine, ” A Perscription Worth 10,000 Pieces of Gold.” I hope you all find something that both appeals to, & is useful to, you. If even one other person can benefit from these techniques, methods, & styles being shared, then I can consider my life worthwhile. Thank you, & please, enjoy!
Previously, in The World of Martial Arts
心與意合，意與氣合，氣與力合，內三合也，手與足合，肘與膝合，肩與胯合，外三合也，此為六合，左手與右足相合，左肘與右膝相合，左肩與右胯相合，右之與左以然，以及頭與手合，手與身合，身與步合，孰非外合，心與眼合，肝與筋合，脾與肉合，肺與身合，腎與骨合，孰非內合，豈但六合而已哉，然此特分而言之也，總之一運而無不動，一合而無不合，五形百骸，悉用其中矣。 The Xin & Yi combine, the Yi & Qi combine, the Qi & Li combine, are the Internal Three Harmonies. The Hands & Feet…
太極拳中之扎棍。亦稱沾黏棍。或曰十三勢棍。有十三字訣。扎、開、合、崩、劈、點、掃、撥、撩、纏、帶、滑、截。 Taijiquan’s Piercing Staff, also known as Sticking Adhering Staff, or Thirteen Patterns Staff, has a Thirteen Character Secret. Pierce, Open, Close, Bounce, Chop, Tap,…
太極刀。一名十三勢刀。有十三字訣。砍、刴、剗、截、刮、撩、扎、捛、劈、纏、搧、攔、滑。 Taiji Saber, also called Thirteen Patterns Saber, has a Thirteen Character Secret: Hack, Mince, Trim, Intercept, Scrape, Scoop, Pierce, Roll, Chop, Wind, Slap, Block,…