Over the years I have helped hard style martial artists prepare for higher Dan testing. These experiences have highlighted that flow and softness are very difficult qualities to maintain when generating maximum power. Flow and softness are required to respond with - rather than against - your opponent. Wrapping is the traditional methodology for cultivating this kind of flowing power.
In this intensive half-day retreat I present the essentials of ZXD Wrapping in a clear progression. This progression will explore looseness, softness and elasticity, which are 3 of the the 4 stages of relaxation.
You will become more powerful and you will be able to apply this power more effectively while reducing chance of injury.
Wrapping is cultivated through regular practice and helps students to unify body and mind.
ZXD Gatekeeper Sam F.S. Chin keeps it simple: "You must wrap every day."
- Understanding Taiji Philosophy
- Defining Yin and Yang muscle
- Feeling the front and back of the body
- Feeling the yin triangle
- Feeling the yang triangle
- Feeling the limits of strength on each movement plane to maintain the diamond (hara connection to hip joints)
- Conditioning the ligaments and tendons
Wrapping is part of every authentic NeiJia practice. The Chinese term for this methodology is ChanSiJin
(silk reeling energy).
Class Name: Intro to Wrapping
Prerequisites: Call for interview
Dates and times: TBD
New students by interview only.
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