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.
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.
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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"
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 www.patreon.com/shengchi You can also find us on Steem.it https://steemit.com/@shunshifuw Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO9nM0WqfysRULTi4WNJaA Help us help others through Our Non-profit www.shengchifoundation.org If you have a Roku you can find us there https://channelstore.roku.com/details/62153/sheng-chi---learn-martial-arts And if you'd like to join us on telegram you'll find us here https://t.me/joinchat/C4Eme0MJ3PMlrqf-V2_rGg Find me on Twitter @shunshifu and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shengchikungfu
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 www.shoushu.com
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.