The internal martial arts are mind / body moving meditation systems with martial intent. The emphasis is on the use of the mind to coordinate the leverage of the relaxed body as opposed to the use of strength. The internal development also includes the circulation, and expression of Chi the “vital energy” of classical Chinese philosophy through the use of Neigong (Taoist breathing/ meditation methods) practice. This approach is opposed to external systems whose focus is on physiological aspects. The martial principles are explored in the curriculum particularly through partner work.
‘In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it’