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Wu Dao Gong Internal Martial Arts Module 1 : How to Build a Solid Foundation to Strengthen the Body, Calm the Mind & Develop Martial Power


People often wonder whether traditional internal martial arts can really develop a strong body and penetrating martial power or whether it is an outdated mode of training with no practical use in combat.

In this module, Brett explains the solid foundation necessary to condition the body to build martial power.  When this foundation is missing, one can learn many forms and techniques but they will be not be effective when one meets a stronger opponent.  This is a common, frustrating and disheartening experience, especially among practitioners of internal martial arts, such as tai chi, xingyi, bagua and yiquan.

Seeing and hearing the traditional methods explained, practitioners of different martial arts styles will gain insight and inspiration into their own training.  It is not often you get to hear such explanation and see the applications of these training methods that are beyond techniques.

Chief Instructor Brett Wagland, 64 years of age in these videos, is a good testament to the health benefits and martial refinement of the Wu Dao Gong system.  The sound you hear is produced by the release of power from the body.  The system is complete in itself; its body strengthening aspect is second to none.  It does NOT rely on any external means, such as gym work, weight training or wearing weights, in order to develop a strong, agile body without tension. 

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this course will elevate both your health and your skill levels. This is a time-proven path to developing gong fu (deep level skill).  Learn to build a strong martial foundation from these 6 online streaming video lessons at your own pace!  The lessons range from 1hr 8mins to 1hr 35mins.

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View Sifu Mark Wynter's in-depth interview with Brett. 
 

Brett Wagland, 64 years of age, demonstrates fa jin, the release of explosive power, an essential aspect of all internal martial arts (xingyi, tai chi, bagua, yiquan).  The sound you hear is produced from the release of power through the body.

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Brett Wagland, 64 years of age, demonstrates fa jin, the release of explosive martial power with the use of a punching pad.

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Whole body co-ordination is essential in all internal martial arts, such as xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan. Brett Wagland, 64 years of age & Fontane Ip, 63 years of age, demonstrate the ingredients necessary.

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The ward-off springy force is important in all internal martial arts, such as tai chi, xingyi, bagua and yiquan.  It is especially recognised in Tai Chi as an essential skill to develop.  Without ward-off, one will find it difficult to apply Tai Chi or any other internal martial arts in combat.  Brett Wagland, 64 years of age, shows how to apply ward-off in different situations.

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Push Hands is important in all internal martial arts, such as xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan. It is especially recognised in Tai Chi as an essential training tool.  Push Hands gives feedback to one's form practice in terms of posture, relaxation, co-ordination, sensitivity, etc.  Now that one is being pushed, is one still able to embody all the principles?  Push Hands helps one to become familiar with contact in combat.  Brett Wagland shows what to look for in the first stage of Push Hands.

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Brett Wagland shows the importance of Santi posture in developing good alignment and whole body power, an essential aspect of all internal martial arts (xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan).