Structure of Training
The training program is divided into seven steps.
Steps 1 – 3 of the training are essential for health and meditation and are the basis of martial art. People who are interested in strengthening health and doing meditation especially practice the content of these training steps.
With the further training steps (4 – 7) special martial art abilities are developed.
When translated „Zhanzhuang“ means „column standing“ or „pole standing“. Almost all Chinese martial arts and many Qigong styles show elements of Zhanzhuang. In Yiquan Zhanzhuang is the center of the training. The aim is to train the mind and to build up Inner Strength. Convalescents can do these exercises sitting down or reclining. Zhanzhuang consists of two parts with different focuses. Yangshengzhuang stresses health and Jijizhuang focuses on the martial aspect.
The Inner Power developed in standing exercises is put into motion with slow and flowing movements, which are done either walking or in standing position.
The training of the steps (Mocabu).
The Fali training makes it possible to bring Inner Strength explosively outside.
Tuishou describes partner exercises that are supposed to sensitize us for the right use of different flows of energy.
describes partner exercises, which lead to different forms of free-style combat.
are special sounds which vitalize our inner organs and include them into the development of Inner Strength.