A form based system
Our Nei Jia System is form based. This means that the System has been constructed in a conscious manner not to be a technique based system. The form is there to provide tools to help us understand the principles of the System. By form we mean the dynamic (movement!) integration of I (intention), Chi (breath) and Li (all of the structural components that are important: alignment, correct usage of force vector angles etc). Three Characteristics. The movement is driven via an 'elastic' expansion/contraction (creative/destructive) cycle. Thus, the punch bag must move a minimal distance when hit: the force goes into the bag rather than into moving the bag. Moreover, any movement is spiral (within the spherical realm/multidimensional/fractal/multiplanar): isolation of an individual joint nexus is impossible. Whole system myofacial locomotor anatomy is the underlying integrator for Li, Chi and I. By accessing the way these communication strains are distributed across the body we may understand not only the integration of our own bodies but the break-down of integration in opponent's bodies.
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