All martial arts use the mind (yi) to some degree and internal arts like Yiquan, Tai Chi, Xing Yi & Bagua emphasize the role of the mind and train it quite extensively. However, they don’t all use it the same way. Thought the internal arts have a lot in common they do fight differently having different strategies and using principles in different ways. In this video Sigung Clear answers a questions about some of the differences in how Tai Chi uses the mind and how Yiquan & Xing Yi use the mind.
This discussion is at an intermediate level and assumes you are familiar with the basics of Yi and yi training. If this doesn’t make sense yet, go train the fundamentals of yi and get some skill with the basics. Of course we recommend our Yiquan program as an expedient and highly effective way to build functional skill with Yi.
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This is part 4 of a 4 part series.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/pUDguUn1J1I
Part 2: https://youtu.be/jUToHSIjP48
Part 3: https://youtu.be/W_lOZ1yWvPo