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Tendon Soup Helps Heal Ligament and Tendon Injuries

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Tendon soup is a common-sense healing recipe that many of us have forgotten about with the rise of modern medicine. Eating tendon soup or tendon broth several times a week can help ligament and tendon injuries heal faster. If you are engaged in activities that stress the tendons and ligaments – such as martial arts, dance and/or intensive sports – tendon soup can also be eaten once a week to help prevent injury.

Tendon soup is a traditional Asian dish that can be found at Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants, especially in cities where there is a large Asian population.

Below are two recipes for making tendon soup yourself. Read More…

The Eight Daoist Immortals and The Eight Trigrams: Part 3

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The Daoist Eight Immortals are engaging archetypal characters who embody the Eight Trigrams of the Yi Jing, and different aspects of human consciousness and personality. Their stories and their character traits illustrate much about Daoism and our own nature. This is the third of a series of four articles on the Eight Daoist Immortals.

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The Eight Daoist Immortals and The Eight Trigrams: Part 2

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The Eight Daoist Immortals are engaging archetypal characters who embody the Eight Trigrams of the Yi Jing, and different aspects of human consciousness and personality. Their stories and their character traits illustrate much about Daoism and our own nature. This is the second of a series of four articles on the Eight Daoist Immortals. Read Part One HERE. Read More…

Sun Xi Kun on Daoism Part IV: General Discussion of the Medicine-Collecting Method

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Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism), Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), and Part 3 (The Method of Quiet Sitting), we continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daoism with the General Discussion of the Medicine Collecting Method.  These articles on Daoism are excerpted from The True Transmission of Ba Gua Zhang 八卦拳真传 Ba Gua Zhang Zhen Chuan by Sun Xi Kun 孙锡 堃

“Medicine” means Pre Heaven One Qi. What is Pre-Heaven One Qi? Before Heaven and Earth, there was no Heaven and Earth; this qi appeared naturally in the Hun Dun (primordial undifferentiated state). The root of yin is the root of Wu Ji (no-limit) and then Tai Ji  (great limit). Then Tai Ji, gave birth to yin and yang.  This qi spreads and moves (prevails), giving birth to human beings and all living things. Read More…

My Apprenticeship with Li Gui Chang by Mao Ming Chun

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Originally posted online in Chinese, this is an English translation of an essay by Mao Ming Chun, one the disciples of Xing Yi Master Li Gui Chang. In this excerpt, Mao talks about his apprenticeship with Master Li, training in Xing Yi Quan, the importance of San Ti Shi and the nature of internal training. A rare treat! Read More…

The Eight Daoist Immortals and The Eight Trigrams: Part 1

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The Eight Daoist Immortals are engaging archetypal characters who embody the Eight Trigrams of the Yi Jing, and different aspects of human consciousness and personality. Their stories and their character traits illustrate much about Daoism and our own nature. This is the first of a series of four articles on the Eight Daoist Immortals. Read More…

Da Cheng Quan 3: Effects of Training in Zhan Zhuang

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This article is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe.

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Herbal Soak for Grappling Injuries

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This herbal soak is a traditional Shaolin Herbal treatment formula for bruising and pain due to grappling. The formula contains exterior releasing herbs that work at the superficial layers of the body, as well as herbs that relax the sinews and warm and quicken the blood to move local blood stasis, prevent stiffness and kill pain. Read More…

Da Cheng Quan 2: Points Concerning the Practice of Zhan Zhuang

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This article is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe.

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Basic Training of the Ba Gua Straight Sword (Ba Gua Jian Ji Ben Gong): Part 3

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This is an excerpt from the book Ba Gua Three Harmony SwordBa Gua San He Jian (八卦三 合 剑), by Zhang Quan Liang.

Master Zhang is a 3rd generation inheritor of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang. He studied under the famous Li Zi Ming.

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