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