Monday, 27 July 2015

Knees Forward

Be careful you do not let the knee go beyond the toes as it is structurally weak and places undue stress on the joint.

As an example, brush knee and push. It is better to think of the back of the knee of the front leg compressing downwards and in this way you will have a better root and energetically connect opposite foot to hand.

The knee going too far forwards will not connect energetically and is usually a sign of tight hips.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Training with Sifu Yee

This is great!

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Training with Sifu Yee: Below is an excerpt from an 11 part memoir of a student of a kung fu master and proprietor of a Chinese resturant. I found it fascinating ...

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Spiritual Aspect

John wrote that the spiritual aspect of his work can be summed up in the following two sentences:

The soft inheritance of love admits no hate since truth can find no self nor other to take sides.

Oneness is the pure umbilical to essence before thought.


Here is a short piece from 2010 that John Kells wrote about the Thymus and connection.

Earth inscribes the bubbling wells to wake the thymus power.  So many years that think the belly frees the heart but this new depth is older than the rest, connections truth that burns to understand.  Into that gasp of almost breath stirs purest root, serene as eaglet waiting for the eagle from beyond infinities, meanings energy to start as life, a stage of innocence before the sweat of thought, the swear of need anatomy of where we start, deep and whole, full sight that bars the pillars of the intellect, the dimness that has made the world as is, portraying wisdom that does not have fount.  Myriad are the thymus touches that connect, the place of majesty where we can circulate the energy between us two, us one, us.  Our structures so inspired to character the life that sparks, feedback higher than a joy, oneness penetrating essence before thought., nothing left undone.  Forward is the nature of events, soft is how the elements unfreeze, yielding listens and the focus clears.  Time no longer has a chance as destiny commits as ancestors un-rival what you are.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My Favourite Books

Here is the first ever book that I bought which had applications to the postures.

It is " The Practical Use of Tai Chi Chuan"and is by Yeung Sau Chung, son of Yang Cheng Fu.

It contained applications and follow up applications of Yeung Sau Chung with his daughters and students.

John Kells sold this little book which he had obtained from Chu Gin Soon, with whom he had studied.