Original Chinese Language Text: 意大利武术爱好者来亳学艺 (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) On July 28th, five dedicated martial arts practitioners from Italy came to Ganzhou (Jiangxi province)
In all my time training in traditional Chinese martial arts, either in China or abroad, I have never encountered a gongfu style that uses the ‘ki-ai’ (気合),
Of course, Master Kou Yun Xing accepted the challenge on behalf of the honour of China and a referee was chosen to administer the fight (in public). Master Kou Yun Xing adopted pre-emptive footwork that baffled his flat-footed and one-dimensional opponent. Then with a flurry of lightning fast punches, the Finnish boxer was knocked to the floor and could not continue.
However an individual arrives at Taijiquan mastery, the fact remains that the bones and joints are aligned (allowing the bodyweight to drop unhindered into the ground – creating an equal and opposite rebounding force), creating a rounded posture that deflects any incoming force – making the bones appear to have the density of concrete (thus damaging the opponent’s attacking limbs). This is internal iron vest.
This type of power emits the bodyweight anywhere and at anytime through an advanced understanding of the body-mind nexus. It is a higher form of physics that transcends the usual localised muscular tension and superficial joint leverage utilised by many other fighting systems.
apanese fighting systems that had been used during WWII against the Western allies, now became the preferred CIA means of spreading Japanese influence throughout Europe and America, and cementing a re-born Japan as an essential ‘frontline’ ally against a potentially threatening Communist China.