Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Learning Acu-Points

For those interested in learning the locations of Acu-Points, the 50cm dummy shown here is of great help. Smaller versions are not advisable as, due to the reduced size, many points/cavities are omitted.

Readers studying Dian Xue are recommended to refer to the book "Death Touch" - Michael Kelly. Paladin Press, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Disregarding the rather alarming title, this book is without doubt one of the best publications on this subject as the author uses his training as a doctor in the western tradition, to explain how and why the techniques of 'vital point manipulation' actually work.

The 108° Structure.

An Internet search will confirm that the position know as Zhan Zhuang - shown on the left - is practiced with any number of variations. The reason for these differences is rarely, if ever, explained and it would appear that each practitioner is merely repeating instructions received from his or her teacher.

Around the mid 90's, I began investigating the theories put forward by any number of schools and discovered some quite startling information.

This led me to experimentation with the YinYang Symbol and the Five Elements, and uncovered the relationship of this 'structure' to the Fibonacci Series, the Logarithmic Spiral, Pentagonal Geometry and the concepts of Canonical Proportions (otherwise known as 'Traditional', 'Universal' or 'Perenial' Transmission).

The conclusion of this research is that Taijiquan is based on this matrix. Instead of the "108 Positions/Movements Form", the correct interpretation should the "108° Structure Form".

These concepts are discussed in depth in my book "The Master Key", published privately in 2006 and as such this research is under Copyright Control.

( Learning Acu Points) Étude des points d'acuponcture.

Pour ceux qui seraient intéressés à apprendre où se trouvent les point d’acuponcture , le mannequin de 50cm montré ici est d'un grand secours. les versions plus petites ne sont pas recommandées car en raison de la taille réduite, beaucoup de points/cavités sont omis.
Je recommande aux lecteurs étudiant Dian Xue de se référer au livre « Death touch » de Michael Kelly. Presse Paladin, Boulder, le Colorado, États-Unis.
Abstraction faite du titre plutôt alarmant, ce livre est sans doute l’une des meilleures publications sur ce sujet l'auteur exerce en tant que docteur et explique comment et pourquoi les techniques « de manipulation des points vitaux » fonctionnent réellement et l’explique selon a tradition occidentale.

Candle Training.

Training with a lighted candle is one of the best approaches to increasing relaxation, focus and penetration power.

It is advisable to begin striking at the flame from around 5 cms, gradually increasing the distance to arms length - as shown in the photo - or with practice, up to a metre.

Care should be exercised as if the strikes are not totally relaxed, one may suffer aches and pains in the joints of the fingers, wrists and elbows.

The objective is not to extinguish the flame, but to make it 'flutter', producing a characteristic 'bbbrrring' sound.

:( Candle Training) Entrainement avec la bougie

L’entrainement avec une bougie allumée est l'une des meilleures approches à la relaxation, à l’attention et à la puissance de pénétration.
Il est recommandé de commencer à frapper dans la direction de la flamme à environ 5 cm, augmentant graduellement la distance jusqu’ à arriver à une longueur de bras - suivant les indications sur la photo -ou avec la pratique, jusqu'à un mètre.
Veillez à ne pas exercer de tension durant la frappe car des douleurs aux niveaux des articulations des doigts, poignets, et coudent pourraient se vérifier.
L'objectif n'est pas d’éteindre la flamme, mais de la faire « vaciller », produisant un bruit caractéristique semblable à« bbbrrring »