I LIQ CHUAN

I LIQ CHUAN (LITERALLY TRANSLATED AS MENTAL-PHYSICAL MARTIAL ART) IS AN ART OF CULTIVATING CONSCIOUSNESS BASED ON TAO AND ZEN PHILOSOPHY OF "THE WAY AS IT IS" AND "SUCHNESS". IT IS A STYLE OF KUNG FU BASED ON PHYSICAL SENSITIVITY AND MINDFUL AWARENESS. IT IS NOT FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH PARTICULAR SITUATIONS, BUT RATHER, THE STUDENT BEGINS TO UNDERSTAND HOW "MENTAL AND PHYSICAL" AFFECT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE LEARNING PROCESS OF "RECOGNIZING AND REALIZING", AND NOT TO ACCUMULATE OR IMITATE.  THE ART IS TAUGHT THROUGH PHILOSOPHIES, CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES, AND A SERIES OF EXERCISES IN ORDER TO LEARN TO RECOGNIZE AND DISCIPLINE THE INNER ENERGY FLOW (CHI), AND TO SEE AND FEEL THE CONDITIONS WHILE STAYING BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY IN THE PROCESS OF PRESENT, FORMLESS AND NEUTRAL.  

BY UNDERSTANDING THE HARMONY (YIN AND YANG) OF THE BODY, RECOGNIZING THE LIMITS OF THE STRUCTURE, THE MOVEMENT IN EACH OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PLANES OF CYCLES WITH SIX ENERGIES, THE STUDENT TRANSFORMS THIS INTERNAL ENERGY INTO INTERNAL POWER, RECOGNIZING CHI WHICH PROPELS THE APPROPRIATE NATURAL BODY MOVEMENTS.  I LIQ CHUAN MAKES YOU AWARE OF YOUR STRENGTH, ITS LIMITS, AND THE BEST USE OF YOUR STRENGTH FOR SELF-DEFENSE.  WHETHER YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED MARTIAL ARTIST, SOMEONE INTERESTED IN HEALTH BENEFITS, OR WOULD IKE TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS AND INCREASED AWARENESS, YOU ARE LIKELY TO DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW FOR YOURSELF IN THIS CLASS

WEDNESDAYS: 8:30AM - 9:30AM (starting aug 1)

PRICING:

  • $15/CLASS

  • PAYABLE AT THE STUDIO BEFORE EACH CLASS

INSTRUCTOR:

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ALEXEY RAVICHEV HAS BEEN PRACTICING I LIQ CHUAN SINCE 2011 AND HAS SEVERAL YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TEACHING THE I LIQ CHUAN SYSTEM TO PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE ART.  IN LOVE WITH MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE, HE HAS TRIED SEVERAL VOCATIONS, (FROM TECH TO BODYWORK TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP) AND ENJOYED MANY HOBBIES, INCLUDING COMPETITIVE BALLROOM DANCING, CLIMBING MOUNTAINS, SAILING, SKYDIVING, AND MANY OTHERS.  YET, HE IS MOST FASCINATED WITH HIS JOURNEY INTO AWARENESS THROUGH THE ART OF I LIQ CHUAN AND MEDITATION.  WHILE HE ENJOYS THE BENEFITS OF INCREASED CONFIDENCE THAT DOMES WITH TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS, UNDERSTANDING PROPER ENERGY FLOW IN THE BODY ALLOWED HIM TO TAKE ON MANY FUN PERSONAL PHYSICAL CHALLENGES SUCH AS RUNNING OVER 60 MILES A DAY OR COMPLETING THE IRONMAN TRIATHLON WITHOUT MUCH PREPARATION AND IN GENERAL, GIVES HIM A HIGHER STAMINA FOR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES.  INCREASED MENTAL AWARENESS FROM TRAINING ALSO ALLOWS HIM TO BE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE EFFICIENT IN MANY OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE.

 

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