Zhong Xin Dao is a complete system of self defense. Like all genuine Chinese internal martial arts, ZXD adheres closely to Tai Chi philosophy, concepts and principles. Sam Chin's way of mental-physical development is based on Chan (Zen) Philosophy.
Neuroscience clearly shows intentional training results in the greatest benefits. 'Intentional' means the student knows why something is done in a certain way as well as how. In any contemplative context it is important to understand the relationship between philosophy, concepts and principles in order to clarify expectations and get better outcomes.
Lets begin with definitions.