Everything in this world is governed
by a spectrum of opposing forces held in constant balance.
To achieve such a balance in training,
our regimen of external conditioning is complimented with proper
breathing techniques or "internal" conditioning.
Hei Gong (Chi gong)
At the advanced level, heigong or chigong, constitutes a significant part
of training in the Chinese martial arts. Roughly translated,
"heigong" means "air method." Focusing on how
breathing and mental concentration can affect bodily functions,
heigong is commonly referred to as an "internal" art.
As Master Paul Chan states, "Breathing
is the key to hei gong and circulates the blood. It
helps develop what's called 'inside power.'"
At Hong Luck Kung Fu Club, advanced
students learn the fundamentals of what is referred to as "hard
style hei gong." Hard style hei gong
tests the limits of the human body by teaching students how to become
impervious to physical attacks. Using similar breathing principles to
soft styles such as Taiqiquan, hard style hei gong helps
practitioners gain an advanced understanding of the importance of
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