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Heaven Earth

The symbol for Heaven is three Yang solid lines.  Picture the sky, it represents infinite space to accommodate any possibility.  It is the most pure

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Elemental Relationships

As students progress through the Masters’ Course they develop their understanding of the Elements that they have been learning about during the Advanced Course.  Now,

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Stone

Think mountains, rock, crystal, granite and diamonds. When a muscle is tensed it is harder than bone, harder than wood.  The first artillery missiles were

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Wood

Think of the wind bending a bamboo. Start with being fully rigid, then relax just enough to allow for bending, but always with enough tension

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Metal

The traditional place of Metal involves cutting and adornment.  Both weapons and agricultural implements are generally used to cut; often they were the same tools,

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Fire

Picture the leaping bush fire, the roaring furnace.  Now think of the full flowering of crops in Summer, the optimism of the expected harvest; the

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Water

Think of Water in its many various contexts: the bubbling brook, the steady flowing river, the lake, the waterfall and the ocean.  Water never strives

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Personal Development

It is only that which has never known the actions of energy that is still and unchanging (e.g. mathematical axioms). Things that have had life

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Attitude

Attitude is the key to understanding so much of what we do.  When we enter the training studio, right attitude demands that we bow.  It

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Economy of Motion

Most people will be aware that economy of motion implies using a straight punch; the straightest, shortest route to the target.  Get in close, keep

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We have many articles on subjects from fighting techniques and strategy to personal development and philosophy.  They will help you to understand what we teach in our academy and guide you on your martial arts journey.