The Martial Art of Awareness
Zhong Xin Dao :: I Liq Chuan
Welcome to the Martial Art of Awareness, officially known as I Liq Chuan, located in Hood River, Oregon.
I-Liq Chuan (意力拳) is an internal Chinese martial art (much like Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang) based on Zen (禪) and tai chi (太極) principles. It was developed in Malaysia based on several Chinese and Hakka martial arts. It emphasizes training both the mind and the physical body.
I liq Chuan (literally translated as “mind-body fist” or alternatively “mental-physical boxing”) is an internal art known for its combative effectiveness as well as for its health benefits. I-Liq Chuan (ILC) is often referred to as the “Martial Art of Awareness” due to its emphasis on mindfulness training as the foundation for achieving martial skill. The practice of I Liq Chuan develops the ability to react spontaneously to attacks, not relying upon prearranged responses, through its specialized training methodology.
Benefits of Practicing I Liq Chuan
How We Train
Focus is on you—reaching your full potential for martial ability and mental clarity. We promote a relaxing and non-threatening environment. We practice through self-observance exercises along with non-aggressive partner training.
The martial art of awareness uses a systematic training curriculum built upon a proper mental foundation (Philosophy, Concept, and Principles) to achieve practical internal martial ability much faster than traditional training techniques.
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