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Sheng Chi Martial Arts Podcast

Sheng Chi Martial Arts Podcast

By Phil Weaver
Understanding the martial arts journey. Martial arts has a rich history of passing down knowledge through stories. We seek to enrich the martial artists journey through passing down the stories and oral traditions or the arts.

We teach a very rare and nearly lost form of Kung Fu called Shou' Shu'. An eight animal system once only taught to a very select few. We seek to spread the knowledge of Shou' Shu' to many so that many can reap it's benefits.
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Suppression and Censorship in the Martial Arts
The martial arts have had a long history of suppression and censorship. This has led to literally hundreds or maybe even thousands of martial arts being lost. Completely erased.  These were ancient bodies of knowledge with great benefit to humanity. All gone except for a very few. All due to various forms of suppression and censorship. This episode will give you a look into how this was done and the results. At least from my limited and somewhat ignorant perspective. If you want to begin learning one of the only known arts to survive this suppression you can get beginner classes  at
January 15, 2021
The Only Solution To Violence
Those who are repressing their violent nature, which is a part of their true nature, are inadvertently making the world a more violent place.
January 13, 2020
The Beast
There is an emotion that is not human but is. We just don't recognize it as such. In the degrees of Shifu we have always called it "Becoming the Beast". That refers to the feeling in each individual beast. But there is a more generic form of it we can call "The Beast". If we train in the right way and with a good heart we can achieve it.  Dr Jordan Peterson often refers to being a monster under his own control. This is that. This is how that is achieved. It is a thing of immense personal power. Note: The book I referred to and couldn't remember is called "Thick Face, Black Heart"
October 15, 2019
Master Your Perceptions, Master Your World
How we percieve the space around us and the feelings around us is often less than ideal and sometimes wrong. Until we change that
October 13, 2019
Cobra Chi Gung - Lesson 1
This is the first lesson in our Cobra Chi Gung course.  This is an ancient fighting art which was thought to be lost. At least that's what the history books say. Fortunately, it was not lost. Just safely hidden away. The principles taught are the same principles taught in Shou' Shu' Cobra Kung Fu (Boli Yan Shi). However, in the Chi Gung course, there is less focus on application. Some understanding of application is necessary though, even if you are only interested in the health aspects. The motions used are the larger, more pronounced cobra motions. Like a snake slowly meandering through the grass on a sunny day. Yet these same motions, if tightened up, form the basis for the fast hitting fighting art of Shou' Shu' Cobra. If you like what we are doing plese consider supporting our efforts at our patreon page   You can also find us on   Youtube   Help us help others through Our Non-profit   If you have a Roku you can find us there And if you'd like to join us on telegram you'll find us here Find me on Twitter  @shunshifu and facebook at
June 19, 2018
How Long Does it Take to Get a Black Belt
The most often asked question might just be meaningless. Even if you are not concerned about that question. Listen to this answer
October 12, 2015
Sheng Chi Martial Arts - Episode 2
In this episode we cover the definition of Shou' Shu'. This is not the definition typically given by Shou' Shu' practitioners but rather a broader look at what makes a given technique or motion Shou' Shu'.   In most cases we talk abotu Shou' Shu' as being a seven animal fighting art system. While this is absolutely true it does not truly define anything. The beast systems are simply unique ways or sub systems of Shou' Shu'. Each of the beast systems and the combined beast system that we call Shou' Shu' must follow these three rules. If one rule is violated then there is a flaw in the motion. Knowing and understanding these three rules will allow you to teach yourself by looking for possible violations of the rules. If there is a violation then you must seek to remedy it through this understanding. The three rules are: Must move with flowing focussed chi Must immediatly take your opponents centerline Must block all possibilities   Listen to the episode to get a full understanding of these three rules. If you have questions please post them in the forums at
October 11, 2014
Sheng Chi Martial Arts - Episode 1
In our introductory podcast I talk about the typical persons early perceptions of martial arts. Where those perceptions were formed. The implications of those perceptions and how you can think about them now. Sheng Chi teaches the art of Shou' Shu' kung fu. An ancient self defense art once thought to be lost. It is an seven animal kung fu system which focusses on flowing focussed chi.  
October 11, 2014