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Candle Use In Martial Arts

by | Aug 9, 2016 | Health & Wellness

In Chinese martial society, candles were once popularly used for training. This is because candles were an important source of lighting in ancient times, and thus were more readily available for practice. Today, the use of candles use in martial arts is seldom seen. In this article I would like to introduce some examples of candle practice. Hopefully, from these examples, you will be inspired and train with candles. CONCENTRATION TRAINING The most common use of the candle in martial arts is to train mental concentration and visual focusing. At beginning, simply sit in a dark room, watching a lit.....
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Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

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Dr. Yang is the most prolific author in martial arts and has graciously allowed us to include his material. His website is https://ymaa.com/. He has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane (Bai He), Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan), and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience: seven years in Taiwan, five years at Purdue University, two years in Houston, TX, and 24 years in Boston, MA. On November 29, 2005, Dr. Yang conferred the title of Taiji Master to one of his senior students (Roger Whidden)for the first time, which by tradition bestows the honorable title of Grandmaster upon Dr. Yang.

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