Translator’s Note: If the dates in the below Chinese lanuage text are correct, then in 1954 Master Wu Gongyi would have been 76! This may be compared
I have no interest in the business that is Energy Medicine (indeed, I believe all healing should be ‘free’), and even less interest in this
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
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.
The use of ‘spirit technique’ (神功 – Shen Gong), may well have physically and psychologically ‘shocked’ Xu Xiaodong, with the obvious physical effects manifesting some days later. Certainly, for at least three days after the ‘fight’ Xu Xiaodong was acting irrationally, and saying all kinds of weird and unusual things.