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Shi Yan Zi: real master - Article image

Shi Yan Zi: real master

A tribute to Shi Yan Zi, a real master.

Info:
Shaolin monk of the 34th generation.

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Mobility, balance and direction change - Article image

Mobility, balance and direction change

In any combat situation our mobility (active or passive, positive or negative) is critical, more in our movements we are able to be unpredictable, fast and constantly balanced, more chances we have to prevail.

In the 6DKF there are several methods of moving:

- Upper mobility (with upper limbs)
- Lower mobility (with lower limbs)
- Stable anchorage (with immovable entity)
- Unstable anchorare (with mobile or partially mobile entities)

Contrary to what we could think, these types of movement have in common the fact that they always take advantage from the entire body, what differs between them is simply the point from which the thrust starts as well as the mode.

However, before proceeding we need to mention what it takes to excel in balance management; in order to effectively learn the techniques that we will describe it is important to train our body:

- To outsource at least in part the soft power (useful to give inertia to the movements)
- To externalize explosive power into smaller space / time (useful to start movements)
- To assume instinctively partly or completely solid states (stiffening)
- To assume instinctively partly or completely liquids states (relaxation)
- To assume instinctively partly or completely elastic states (loading and unloading)
- To assume instinctively partly or completely fluid states (dispersion)
- To keep our center of gravity in constant dynamic equilibrium
- To manage the dynamic space around us precisely (where we are, where we want to go, what elements come into play, etc.)

The more these skills are developed, the more we will be able to move in a fast and unexpected way, to change direction abruptly and (above all) to always be in favorable positions of attack / defense.

Probably the introduction of so many concepts may have created some doubt but in the next few articles of this series will describe in detail and with practical examples the four types of mobility that we have mentioned.

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Air movements: the wind wake exercise - Article image

Air movements: the wind wake exercise

As we have seen, there are several categories of exercises for the development of the "soft power", the first one we analyze belongs to the group of air movements.

The practice we are going to describe is called "wind wake" and it is (initially) simple:

- Let's take 2 strips of cloth with a length equal to our height
- Let's tie the 2 ribbons on our wrists
- Let's perform the Dragon Motion (which we have already spoken)
- Let's try to avoid the bands to overlap or get caught
- We do not have to forget to use the whole body, combinations, etc.
- Let's always imagine to face an opponent or multiple opponents (attack and defense, we do not do juggling)
- Let's try sometimes to release big power after a rotation

Variants:

- The exercise can also be performed with legs and ribbons tied to the ankles (harder)
- When the quality of our movements is very stable we can start to tie small weights (eg. gravel) at the end of the cloth tape (advanced level)
- After a lot of practice we can increase the weights and / or replace the ribbons with ropes or chains (for expert practitioners only)

Notes:

- It makes no sense to go ahead of time with the use of heavier and more dangerous tools, first we have to master a perfect movement
- Only when we have the right mobility we can think about evolutions (and only if we can maintain a certain quality of movement)
- In particular for handling the chains on our wrists and / or ankles it takes years of practice and a soft power very well defined

Immediately this simple practice will allow us to have full visual control:

- On the quality of our movements (accuracy, direction, etc.)
- On the difference of power of our movements
- On all the details that we have described in the article "How to combine softness and power" and "How to Improve the 6DKF's Dragon Motion"

In the long run this practice will make us able to handle much of the power that before, without realizing it, we have wasted: for this reason we must pay attention to this new type of force when interacting with other people (also and especially in everyday life).

In the next article of this series we will see other exercises (water movements).

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How to acquire special abilities - Article image

How to acquire special abilities

Each skill that we do not possess appears to us as special. However, what distinguishes a simple amateur from a real martial...

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Fortify our toes: the first exercise - Article image

Fortify our toes: the first exercise

In 6DKF it is provided the use of the toes but only at an advanced level and obviously when in combat it is good to be done...

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Rotations to strengthen your legs: an exercise - Article image

Rotations to strengthen your legs: an exercise

In this article we see a good exercise to strengthen the legs in the movements to the ground and lifting. Preconditions: -...

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Chiu Chi Ling: real master - Article image

Chiu Chi Ling: real master

A tribute to Chiu Chi Ling, a real master. Info: Grandmaster of Hung Gar Kung...

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Optimizing the available time - Article image

Optimizing the available time

The Shaolin monks spent (and spend today) a large part of their days practicing kung fu; the motivation is not only the choice...

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How to Improve the 6DKF's Dragon Motion - Article image

How to Improve the 6DKF's Dragon Motion

We have already had occasion to introduce the swirling movements of the Dragon Motion ( "The 6DKF Dragon Motion: the swirling...

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How to combine softness and power - Article image

How to combine softness and power

We have already spoken in the past about the concept of energy release ( "The metal sphere: how to release the force of a punch...

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5 hours individual training session sample 2 - Article image

5 hours individual training session sample 2

An example of an advanced daily training session of 6DKF (5 hours, individual, including some special / specific tools and...

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Hitting with softness - Article image

Hitting with softness

The best shots we can deliver within a combat are those that release energy through the softness (eg. in combination with our...

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Achieve maximum performance - Article image

Achieve maximum performance

One of the major differences of the 6DKF's approach respect to most other styles can be identified in the method of...

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10 errors of intermediate fighters: solutions - Article image

10 errors of intermediate fighters: solutions

We continue its discussion about errors in combat proposing some solutions to the previously identified mistakes of intermediate...

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How to bridge our failings - Article image

How to bridge our failings

Our training sessions do not only serve to increase our knowledges / capabilities (technical, physical, etc.) but also and above...

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