6 Dragons Kung Fu Style

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Become the absolute zero - Article image

Become the absolute zero

Once a great teacher said: "never respond to a provocateur with another provocation, even if he deserve. Do not let his weakness becomes your weakness."Answering specularly to a hostile behavior with an action of equal (or higher) valence is equivalent to give body and substance to the damage suffered; to react means accepting that we were subdued, tamed, we were caught unprepared.

Can air, water, earth, fire being injured?Being able to react but at the same time not practice revenge is a sign of imperturbability. The will to do not react to aggressions gives us immediate victory and destroys the effectiveness of the harm (physical or verbal) that our aggressor was contemplating to impose (it takes off its sense).

In front of a wise warrior, like fists of a newborn against an impenetrable armor, the words and gestures of fools fall in nothing and he does not need to prove anything.

The weakness lies in who feels the need to cause damage, the attack itself is evidence of inferiority, a search for something, a need to be filled, in short: a relevant lack in relation with the "victim".

The mind that understand its own limits and those of others comes into mingling with the entire universe and reaches a status against which every hostile action is in vain. This is the highest wisdom of a man, whose its complex practice is concrete proof of greatness.

The opponent who attacks us can only succumb in the face of something that (if real) is totally outside of their understanding; his entire system of values ​​is shaken from the depths.

As a dagger thrown senselessly against a bottomless abyss the perfect warrior can endure any type of attack, but none of these will bring the expected result by the attacker, he will be disarmed without the need for any gesture:
  • How much can be humiliating taunt a person who (really) does not suffer and does not react in any way?
  • How is it possible to rob someone who feel that he possess nothing?
  • How can someone cause physical harm to who do not find distinction between (what appears to be) his body and the ground?
  • How can be threaten to death a person who feels to be part of the immortal life transformation cycle?
  • How can someoane subtract love to those who love everyone without distinction in the same way?
  • How can be deceived, corrupted or limited in happiness a person who do not has desires?
  • ...
These thoughts are extreme and hard to practice but even if only 1% of their sense has pervaded our mind, we have already begun to change the world.

Many battles, physical or mental as they are, can be effectively won before they begin. This is the kind of attitude that we must aim for.
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Earth movements: the sand whirls exercise - Article image

Earth movements: the sand whirls exercise

After watching the first exercise of the water movements, we pass to a third one relating to the movements of the earth.

The practice we are going to describe has the intent to make our soft movements unstoppable (beyond the execution speed). To start we need:
  • A vase / pail that can withstand a certain weight
  • To start it's good to a container of approximately 40x40x40cm
  • An elliptical / circular based container is more indicated
  • Enough sand or rice to fill 3/4 of the container
The exercise:
  • We have to put the sand / rice in the container
  • We have to position the container in a stable manner in front of us (it must not move)
  • Let's assume a stable equilibrium position (ma bu is ideal)
  • The upper edge of the container has to be slightly below the height of our belly
  • With opened hands, let's slightly stiffen the fingers (elastic laying)
  • We have to soak the fingers of the right hand and begin to draw circles
  • We must use the whole body (to rotate only with the wrists is a waste of time)
  • The muscle chain must start from foot, shoulders must follow the rotation
  • The circles must be as precise and smooth as possible (we can follow the edge but without touching it)
  • We can divide the time of practice in 4 parts, left / right hand and clockwise / anticlockwise direction
  • The speed of execution may be slower or faster, the important thing is that it is constant, soft and uninterrupted (no scattered / jerky movements)
Variants and evolutions:
  • The exercise can be performed with the foot, also involving the entire leg (the upper limit of the vase must be below the knee)
  • We can gradually immerse more and more our arms in the vessel (but only if we can maintain constant the quality and speed of the rotations)
  • After some time time we can take larger and larger vessels (up to 1x1x1m)
  • With increasing skill we can choose different movements and / or combined with both arms / legs (more on this later)
  • Especially the first few times we must avoid to strain our body too much
  • There is a similar exercise in water movements (we'll see it in future)
  • This practice develops a very high soft strength, we must be careful with our training partners
  • This workout is not so much recommended for novices, it tends to be proposed to those who have already reached a fairly advanced level of 6DKF training
In the next article of this series we will see other exercises (fire movements).
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6DKF: what does it teaches? - Article image

6DKF: what does it teaches?

Inspired by the Shaolin until Ninjutsu passing through the most effective aspects of the most important styles of martial arts (Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Silat, Systema, etc.) 6 Dragons Kung Fu teaches:
  • Fight with bare hands, fighting to free mass (ground fighting, levers, projections, multiple opponents clash, pressure points, etc.)
  • Use of weapons, practical use of proper and improper weapons (throwing, cutting, etc.)
  • Invisibility, stealth techniques (stealth, prestidigitation hints, etc.)
  • Use of psychology, deception techniques (persuasion, seduction, lie detection, etc.)
  • Body and mental conditioning, inspired by the 72 Shaolin skills and by Ninjutsu (resistance conditioning, power, etc.)
  • High-level combat techniques, whose learning requires years of practice (muscle chain, "special" attacks, some acrobatics, etc.)
  • Personal growth, control of our mind (self-esteem, managing emotions, removing fears, etc.)
  • Connecting mind and body, advanced management of our body (meditation, Qi, breathing, development of the senses, etc.)
  • Self defense, practical application of fight techniques in real contexts (disarms, correct attitudes, stress management, etc.)
  • Tactics of struggle, advanced methodologies to prevail over rivals (strategy, bodily resource management, mobility, faints, etc.)
  • Individual training, design of personal sessions (to be adapted to the practitioner, and to be executed on a daily basis)
  • Specific forms, collections of fundamental movements / interactions (for body adaptation, muscle memory, etc.)
  • Sparring, controlled fighting (with different types and levels of intensity)
  • The use of "constant change" in training, tailored sessions, always "different" but studied to train every time the basic skills
  • The creation of a personal style, combining techniques and skills to create a resource fully bonded to the practitioner (mechanics of the body, personal attitudes, etc.)
  • General knowledge of martial arts, introducting to other martial arts (how to face them, their strengths / weaknesses, etc.)
  • The development of the basic martial skills, attitudes underlying the fight (power, speed, balance, endurance, reflexes, spatial intelligence, etc.)
With this article we wanted to give a general (non-exhaustive) overview of what the 6 Dragons Kung Fu Style conveys to its practitioners.
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Small space 4 hours individual training session sample 1 - Article image

Small space 4 hours individual training session sample 1

An example of a daily individual session of 6DKF training performed in a small space (2x2m, 4 hours, without special / specific...
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The best way to study technique: 10 tips - Article image

The best way to study technique: 10 tips

In-depth study of martial arts can be compared to the painstaking work of an university researcher, we must: - Have the...
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Water movements: the secrets paths exercise - Article image

Water movements: the secrets paths exercise

After watching the first exercise to control the soft power (belonging to air movements category), we pass to a second one...
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The characteristics of a true master - Article image

The characteristics of a true master

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Hitting effectively: distances and targets - Article image

Hitting effectively: distances and targets

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Eliminate back / cervical pain - Article image

Eliminate back / cervical pain

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Mobility and balance through the upper limbs - Article image

Mobility and balance through the upper limbs

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1 hour training session sample 1 - Article image

1 hour training session sample 1

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Shi Yan Zi: real master - Article image

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Mobility, balance and direction change - Article image

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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...
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How to acquire special abilities - Article image

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