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  • The style of training I do is Chinese internal martial arts. Theyre comprised of Bagua,

  • Xingyi and Tai Chi.

  • It varies from other styles of martial arts because what were doing is cultivating

  • from the inside outwards, that’s why theyre called the internal arts. In China, they also

  • have what would be called external arts. These will be more forceful arts, arts where it

  • would be more strenuous, a lot of open body, very hard sorts of postures. In the internal

  • arts we concave our chest and we look to cultivate an environment for our internal organs, and

  • we maintain this posture throughout the practise, to induce healing and from there we strengthen

  • our organs and from strengthening our organs, it strengthens the exterior, which are the

  • muscles and tendons.

  • Nathan, how long have you been doing this?

  • I started when I was ten years old now. So it’s about 23, almost 24 years. When somebody

  • stars training in the internal arts, if they are taught correctly, they will begin to feel

  • the results immediately. From first practise, you probably find a very strong feeling of

  • unity with your body and also just peace of mind and a lot of energy.

  • Some of the benefits we find, actually they are very well known for lowering Type II diseases,

  • such as diabetes, arthritis, just in general health. It’s very soft on the system and

  • your organs and this is how we begin to strengthen the outside by strengthening the inside first.

  • This stage I train mainly in my yard, which is in a National Park in Australia.

The style of training I do is Chinese internal martial arts. Theyre comprised of Bagua,

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Nei Jia Quan - Internal Martial Arts Training

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    Eric Shao posted on 2013/10/13
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