Train for:

  • Health – Learn how to heal
  • Sports Application – Push Hands
  • Self Defense

Begin with an open mind and keep an open mind. Every day distractions will deter you; your own words will distract you. All are delusional and subterfuge. Trust only the truth that things constantly change. Others will be unable to persist, and deter you. Have courage and persevere.

Wudi – martial ethics



  • Directionality, characteristics, and expression appropriate to the nie jia style
  • Open, close and expand your gua or hip and shoulder “gates”
  • Knees in alignment over your toes
  • Round or firm your back and hollow your chest, han xiong ba bei
  • Relax (song) into Sun and Nei —“going with” and “going against” emptiness and fullness
  • Move from core to distal points “threading roots, branches, and leaves” through the “trees” of your body
  • Nurture emptiness (Wuji) prior to movement
  • Use your body’s “five bows” to have Yi Dong Quan Dong, “one part moves, everything moves”
  • Distinguish substantial and insubstantial weighting of your body parts
  • Sustain your “u-shaped groin” and link the inner thighs together
  • Link your forward leg’s downward extension to the stretching of your back leg
  • Step to define your sit stance by placing your heel, setting your toes, then flexing your knees
  • Link your nine “gates” of your major joints or “pearls” to enhance your qi flow
  • Moving through central equilibrium when changing your steps and techniques


Cultivating, circulating, and issuing internal energy is the key to all the Long Shan (Mountain Dragon) neigong and nei jia practices of taiji, xing-yi, and baguaquan. We begin to amplify our primordial qi (yuan qi) using the two esoteric governing and conception acupuncture channels. We further amplify our qi to the thrusting channel’s middle path creating a firmness or sense of fullness throughout our bodies. The goal of this neigong pratice is to feel linked to all quadrants in what Chen Pan-Ling referred to as zhong ding —central equilibrium stance as we begin and end every movement.





  • From wuji comes taiji – “Go to void” or move yin and yang from emptiness
  • Connect with your opponent using the five internal energies of touch, continue, stick, follow, and have bu diu be ding – no seperation/no resistance
  • Realign yourself using the five active steppings
  • Allow your upper body to express contra-lateral aspects of the eight techniques or ba men
  • Express da ti na shuai – deflect-hit, grab-bind, sweep-throw as one move
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