Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts
- Discipline of Body, Mind & Spirit that based its Foundation on Qigong -
What is Liu He Ba Fa / Liu Ho Pa Fa (6 Harmonies & 8 Methods)?
Also known as Water Boxing. This once secret closed-door Taoist Internal Art encompasses the advanced principles and techniques of Taiji Quan, Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Taoist Meditative Nei Gong. It was developed by a Taoist hermit, Chan Hay-Yee some 800 years ago during the Sung Dynasty in Shansi province. The objective of the 6 Harmonies is achieved through the internal and external co-ordination of the body, mind, and intention, with that of qi, spirit and movement. The 8 Methods are employed to develop a reserve of qi flow at the central core which has the quality of softness embracing hardness, and hardness embracing softness. This synthesis produces a spring-like undulating power in all the techniques of Liu Ho Pa Fa.
To see video footage of Lama Dondrup Dorje demonstrating forms and applications from the Chinese Internal Arts please visit the Pathgate Theatre Page.