Pictures from the Kiev Workshop
Introduction to Scientific Foundations
I Liq Chuan as the Art of Treatment, Healing, and Self-Exploration
Taught by: Dmitry Grinberg
Assisted by: Wai Tang
Anatomy, Energy & Biomechanics
I Liq Chuan Therapeutic Techniques
A model for osteopathic, physical, somatic and other modalities of manual therapy
This seminar will provide detailed insight into the practical applications of I Liq Chuan's basic principles toward health and healing, with an emphasis on the study of Anatomy and Physiology by way of awareness, self-discovery and conscious development of the mind and body.
Areas of focus will include:
The structural connection and interdependence between the 'external and internal', from the standpoint of traditional internal Martial Arts and modern myofascial research.
The art of I Liq Chuan's point of contact as an osteopathic manipulative technique, for manual therapy practitioners:
The relationship between ancient Chinese energy meridians and modern scientific discoveries demonstrated by Thomas Myers, author of “Anatomy Trains”.
Special recovery techniques for trauma and repetitive motion injuries common to combative hand to hand training and other sports.
The Anatomy of Nei Gong
15 Basic Exercises of I Liq Chuan
An Introduction to the Anatomy of:
Congratulations to everyone who joined us for the I Liq Chuan Intensive!
This workshop, held January 15th & 16th and January 29th & 30th, ran for 22 hours with 8 additional hours allocated for make-up time.
Congratulations to our 8 students who successfully passed the rigiorous examination for Level 1.
Our panel of judges at work, (left to right) Rosalie Vespa, Richard Vespa, Daria Sergeeva, and Master Sam F.S. Chin.
I Liq Chuan Nei Gong Workshop
Dates: January 15th & 16th and January 29th & 30th 2011
Taught by Dmitry Grinberg
With the Final Day instructed by
Master Sam F.S. Chin
This workshop focused on the coveted methods behind the Internal Art of I Liq Chuan with a bonus introduction into the anatomical perspective on the mechanism of movement.
This workshop was Part 1 of a Certification Series (student level 1 & 2)
Day 1 & 2 (Sat. Jan. 15th & Sun. Jan. 16th)
Introduction to Anatomy:
· The Yin and Yang muscle functions
· The 13 Points
· The path of 6 energies with Dan Tien and Ming Men
· Open/Close and the skeletal structure
· Absorb/Project and the mechanism of energy
· Condense/Expand and the nature of the body
· Fascia, the spider web within
· Transformation of Qi into Jing
· I Dao Qi Dao Li Dao - Mind, Energy, Power
The Philosophy, Concepts and Principles of I Liq Chuan
· Chan (Zen) & Tai Chi
· "The Method" or the way to approach learning
· 10/10 or the I Liq Chuan training process and its Qualities
· Quality of Attention & The Point of Contact
15 Foundational Nei Gong Exercises with Yin/Yang energy flow
· Stance & Rocking
· Absorb & Project
· Open & Close
· Horizontal Plane
· Frontal Plane
· Sagital Plane
· Bobbing and 3-D action
· Condense & Expand
· Macrocosmic Energy Flow
· Condensed (Tu'Na) Breathing
· Orientation of the palm
· Concave/Convex (using the 3 Planes)
Day 3 (Sat. Jan. 29th)
15 Foundational Exercises with partner training
· 15 exercises review
· Maintaining & protecting your center with Condense/Expand
· Flowing, Waving & Plucking with Absorb/Project & 3-D Planes
· Fending with Opening/Closing and Ying/Yang
· Rolling & Pivoting with Convex and Concave
· Introduction to Fa Jing
Day 4 (Sun. Jan. 30th)
Refinement of the 15 exercises and preparation for grading by Master Sam F.S. Chin
The Accelerated Certification Program: