Internal vs. External Kung Fu (The Differences and Special Styles)



The big differences between internal & external Kung Fu and how important both are ➞ Monkey Fist Door 24 Qigong Set …

23 thoughts on “Internal vs. External Kung Fu (The Differences and Special Styles)

  1. iskandaar arash says:

    Chinese masters have a "chinese style" pedagogy, which is why you may not understand the way they convey information to you. Westerners are in the speculative way and wait for everything to be explained to them – and I don't think that was even the case in ancient Europe (ex : companionship) – The masters of the traditional style have remained in the ancient transmission : it is the meaning of "traditional" … A true master knows what the disciple needs to know, and it is for the latter to develop on this basis, and to find by himself, because only an experienced knowledge is a TRUE knowledge (in French : knowledge= Co-naissance = to born with) … So if you don't understand this pedagogy you can believe that "he hides"… He hides nothing to you that you cannot already find by yourself…

    What is more, why the masters would want to cover up secular disciplines which disappear for lack of dedicated practitioners ?

    (practicing neijia for 18 years, Baguazhang, Shi ji Dong direct lineage)

  2. Perry Pelican says:

    I think the shaolin temple was helped to be rebuilt after it was destroyed by a master from India. Am I right?
    This is so interesting because it helps to understand how it was in the old days in China.

  3. mark liquigan says:

    Can you really prove Chinese kung fu works in a fight xu prove that kung fu is kung fake and there are alot fake master there if he wants to prove it work in a fight fight in mma or any combat works

  4. Robby Bee says:

    any information on Bear style Kung Fu ? I have heard a variety of things including Eagle style is called Bear style when a bigger person does it, that there is no style related to bears but some exercise modeled after how they move and that there is a verified style that they researched to make Kung Fu Panda….I dislike conflicting info lol

  5. Murame Saiga says:

    I dont want to discredit him but i just want to point out that the taiji bagua etc have a different definition of internal skills. It is based on the daoism principle of 天地人 so heaven-men-earth. So u are trying to develop song and with song comes jing so force. Calmnes averness etc come as side effect automatically if u train it

  6. PP Lawin says:

    I watched you videos, I practiced for 30 years now, Impressive background but as we are the same age, what is impressive is your physical habilities and your global understanding of fighting and of your art. Above all, your kindness, calm and smille are the real qualities of a great master. All my admiration from France

  7. VanishingNomad says:

    On the internal vs external comparison, I have been doing martial arts since the late 1980's. I have dabbled in a lot of systems. I have had a lot of teachers.

    In comparison, the internal and external styles share most of all the same qualities (relaxation, softness, alignment etc…). Even most of the body mechanics are shared.

    The ONLY difference I can see, is that the internal arts include the Dantien in its bio mechanical power generation. This is accomplished in either an expansion/contraction, accordion like motion, or in a compressing/coiling, explosive release kind of power generation. It can also be done in the upper back.

    That's it. Everything else is present in everything.

  8. VanishingNomad says:

    Xu Xiaodong is engaged in a smear campaign designed to belittle Chinese martial arts, make it look foolish, in order to draw students into the budding MMA community in China.

    It's the same playbook they used in the US to establish MMA as well. Seen it a million times.

    The truth of the matter, is there only a certain segment of the society that likes fighting, and wants to become a fighter. For MMA to grow, they have to draw the students from the existing schools who already have the fighters. Somehow, they have to get the younger generation to go to MMA instead of the traditional schools.

    Making the traditional schools look like out dated activities for foolish, delusional old people is a proven way to do this.

  9. Sung Lan Wang says:

    According to the reference I read, the Dai Family's Kung Fu is called Xin -Yi Quan (心意拳), which literally means "Heart-Mind Fist".

    The Kung Fu Lee Luo-Neng developed based on the Dai Family's Kung Fu is called Xing-Yi Quan (形意拳) which literally means "Shape-Mind Fist".

    Xin -Yi Quan (心意拳)was firstly invented by a master called Ji, long-feng based on a manual written by a warlord called Yue-fei (March 24, 1103 – January 28, 1142). Ji then shared Xin -Yi Quan (心意拳) with the Shao-lin monks. The monks then modified his kung fu and called this modified version as Xin-Yi Ba (心意把), which as master Jiang Yu-shan said is known as the most powerful and the highest ranking martial art of the Shao-Lin Temple.

  10. Kevin Rockhill says:

    A couple of weeks into the course and am loving it, just what I was looking for and needed. I chose more for the Internal though am doing the conditioning and including the External in my practice as well.
    I would appreciate a forum for this course like for the other courses, as have questions and would like to hear how others are getting on.

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