I-Liq Chuan System Outline

System:

Philosophy, Concepts, and Principles

Mindfulness Meditation


Training:

Unifying the Mental and Physical
(or unifying the self)

Unifying with the Opponent


Training Process:

Philosophy, Concepts, and Principles

Six Physical Points

Three Mental Factors

Feeling of Suchness

 

Training

I-Liq Chuan training can be broken down into two parts:

Unifying the Mental and Physical

(or Unifying Yourself)

Unifying Yourself with an Opponent

15 Basic Exercises

  1. Stance
    • Rocking
    • Standing posture with meditation
  2. Absorb-Project
    • Front-back
    • Alternate front-back
    • Up-down
    • Alternate up-down
    • in-out
    • Alternate side-to-side
  3. Horizontal plane
    • Hold ball, spin to open and close shoulders and kua
    • Upper hand wipe
    • Vertical rolling hand
  4. Frontal plane
    • Hold ball, open close left-right and up-down
    • Propel full frontal circles
    • Upper frontal wipe
  5. Sagittal plane
    • Wrists roll close to body
    • Hands extend fully
  6. Bobbing (absorb-project and three planes together)
  7. Condense and Expand
  8. Macrocosmic Orbit
  9. Condensed Breathing
  10. North, South, East, West
  11. Concave and Convex
  12. Hip Roll
    • Upper
    • Lower
    • Full
  13. Footwork
    • Forward-back
    • Side-to-side
    • Alternate spinning step
    • 180 degree reverse step
    • Plum blossom stepping
  14. Kicking
    • 4 directions: front, back, in-to-out, out-to-in
    • up-to-down, down-to-up
  15. Throwing Hands
    • 8 directions
    • In-to-out, out-to-in
    • Ranges
    • Sections

21 Form

  1. Commencing Form
  2. Left & Right Holding Ball
  3. Whirl & Hook
  4. Pull & Push
  5. Drag & Shoulder
  6. Brush Knee & Push
  7. Circle & Press
  8. Whirl, Turn, Push
  9. Turn, Tap, Fend & Push
  10. Turn, Palm Strike
  11. Row Backward & Forward
  12. Split Hands on Both Sides
  13. Brush Off, Press Down, Elbow Strike, Push
  14. Turn while Holding Ball
  15. Left and Right Kick
  16. Relax, Whirl, Fend & Push (1+3 times)
  17. Turn, Brush & Strike (Right and Left)
  18. Grab & Kick
  19. Dash and Push with Both Hands
  20. Both Hands Lift
  21. Closing

Butterfly Form

  1. Commencing Form
  2. Double Hook
  3. Wipe & Push
  4. Left & Right Pull
  5. Grab and Hook
  6. Split
  7. Trap & Strike
  8. Tap, Row, Punch Up & Down
  9. Fend
  10. Turn, Double Strike Right & Left
  11. Drag & Throw Left & Rgith
  12. Grinding Hand
  13. Wave & Push
  14. Turn, Shoulder & Hip Push Left and Right
  15. Threading Hand Right & Left
  16. Wipe & Push
  17. Project Down, Grab & Kick
  18. Forward Double Strike
  19. Shovel Left & Right
  20. Fend
  21. Closing Form

Spinning Hands

  • Drill progression
    • Spin to Flow
    • Spin to Pull
    • Spin to Push
    • Spin to Pull and Push
    • 4 Energies (Close in, open out, close down, open up)
    • 6 Directions (4 energies + pull and push)
  • 8 Circles
  • Range & Sections
  • Stepping

Sticky Hands

  • Drill Progression
    • Flow
    • Maintain upper hand control
    • Maintain upper hand, lower hand can tap body
    • Maintain upper hand, lower hand can tap body and arms
    • Upper hand can pull and push, lower hand can tap body and arms
  • Manifest qualities:
    • Flow
    • Fend
    • Control
    • Jam & Freeze
  • Upper and lower hand processes

Training Process

10-10

5-4-4-3

 

13 Points

Thirteen Points to Unify the Body

  1. Center of the Feet
  2. Crown suspended
  3. Perineum point down (on balance beam line)
  4. Shoulders over the hips
  5. Dantian - suction and condense
  6. Sternum - suction and condense 
  7. Mingmen - project and expand
  8. Kua - maintain energy on center of hips
  9. Tuck the ribs
  10. Elbows wrap down
  11. 9 solid and 1 empty point on the feet
  12. Knees aligned to the big toe
  13. Harmony to the Yin and Yang

10-10

10 Steps in Training Process

  1. Attention, Attention, Attention -I Chi Liq (Yi Qi Li, 意氣力)
  2. Six Physical Points, Three Mental Factors, One Suchness Feel
  3. Structure, Relaxation, Energy
  4. Loose, Soft, Elastic, Fajin
  5. Big, Medium, Small
  6. Range
    • Upper, Middle, Lower
    • Further, Middle, Close
  7. Section: Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle
  8. Out to In, In to Out
  9. Three Dimensions
  10. Upper and Lower Hands

10 Qualities of Training Process

  1. Thirteen Points
  2. Five Qualities: Absorb-Project, Open-Close, Concave-Convex, Condense-Expand, Three-Dimensional
  3. Four Strategies: Close from Outside, Open from Inside, Open to Project, Close to Absorb
  4. Flow, Fend, Roll & Pivot
  5. 2-to-1, 1-to-2
  6. Circle with Center
  7. Center to Center
  8. Center with Cross
  9. 45 Degrees and 90 Degrees
  10. Full or Empty

5-4-4-3

Five Qualities of Movement

  1. Absorb-Project
  2. Open-Close
  3. Concave-Convex
  4. Condense-Expand
  5. Three-Dimensional

Four Processes to Unify at Point of Contact

  1. Flow
  2. Fend
  3. Roll
  4. Pivot

Four Strategies

  1. Close from the Outside
  2. Open from the Inside
  3. Open to Project
  4. Close to Absorb

Three Engagements

  1. Circle to Center
  2. Center to Center
  3. Center with Cross