Ch;an Dao Martial Arts Association Within Daoist and TCM terminology, breathing is a key attribute to health and long-life. Of course, different Daoist Schools interpret
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.
The point of this awareness training is to remove all blockages that restrict qi flow in the numerous energy channels throughout the body, and attain a robust health (through strengthening and integration of qi energy, essential nature [jing], and empty spirit [shen]).
Certainly in modern China, both TCM and Western-style hospitals are present offering ‘free’ medical treatment to the Chinese people. This blends the strengths of the two systems, and Chinese patients can opt for one or the other pathway of treatment, or choose an integrated approach.
The Ch’an is reliant upon the establishment of moral restraint, the practice of meditation, and the activation of profound wisdom.
Without regularly ‘looking within’ during form practice, inner mastery will never occur, and the practitioner will not advance his or her knowledge beyond the superficial level.