This blog is designed to be a short, simple guide for those that are beginning to train in the Shi Kon system, a reminder to those teaching it and helpful hints to those designing their own training system.
Those first sessions in the Martial Arts are vital for everything that follows. Just like the first years of your life set your cultural way of thinking or being the same happens when you join a Martial Arts club.
From the first session I want to lay out a map for my students so that they understand what they are working for and why the the basics are so important. From day one we are working to achieve:
For the mind – awareness, focus, sensitivity, intensity and emotional intelligence.
For the body – good health and vigour, spine and core health with the ability to soften, connect, open, close, stretch, compress, twist and release.
These skills are then applied through martial strategy and technique, we start with neigong (inner work) qigong (energy work) and then form, application and weaponry.