Rigorous external Kung-fu exercises for stamina and core strengthening needed for effective execution of techniques and overall health and wellness.
In this phase of the training students learn to move their body in ways that create ‘jing’ or internal power. Stretching and proper breath work are key to success for jing to be released in a practical application.
This is where students learn the fundamentals of Iron Shirt Training.
Go-Ju Ryu, Aiki-Jitsu, Ju-jitsu, Tai-Jitsu
Sung Lung Miu teaches traditional techniques of Go-Ju Ryu, Aiki-Jitsu, Ju-Jitsu and Tai-Jitsu.
These are taught in a systemized and progressive format of phases from beginner to advanced.
Sung Lung Miu kata
Kata is a simulated fight and considered “the true text book to fighting.”
These are to be learned on three levels.
First, the kata is performed tai-chi slow where they appear as a Tai Chi Chuan set would be performed;
Secondly, chi-sao speed where the katas ‘secrets of the technique begin to blossom’ and speed variations are distinguished;
Thirdly, the kata is performed hai yai speed and is where the kata is executed ‘all out’ and no holding back.
Katas have many nuances so where the kata calls to be fast the the performance is full on, but when the kata calls to be slow we move like a gentle stream.
These three ways plus bun kai (practical application) studies of the techniques ensure a solid understanding of the kata.
Meditation and contemplation. This is one path to ‘enlightenment.’
Hindus and yogis call this Raja Yoga. Sung Lung Miu introduces koans and grounding meditation to balance the Yang Chi built up in the practice.
We become aware of our internal energy and where it resides and how it moves within our bodies.
In Sung Lung Miu, we believe it is very important to end the practice with a seated meditation as this adjusts the chi, promoting healing, and prepares the student to enter the world again.