Few rules to follow when practicing Liu He Ba Fa as described in the book “Perfezione”: a collection of notes from the speeches of Master John Shadows taken by his Italian disciples at seminars and meetings with him for over 10 years, finally put together and edited by Lucia Bello, with Master John Shadow’s introduction and conclusion.
- Accept that you are vulnerable
- Try to learn the movements
- Your practice must be sweet and slow if you want to let the movements in.
- Practice everyday
Do you feel unwell? Do it anyway; do you feel well? Ignore that!
That is you!
- While practicing you must not think.
You must not do it well nor make it beautiful. You must make it “beautiful” in the meaning of “natural”. Children are beautiful in fact because they are natural and authentic. Let’s do tai chi in the most natural way. Do not focus on a single thing but rather feel the whole body. Feeling the whole is so complex and profound and it leaves you with no more time to “think” and “make” it beautiful.
- Hold relaxation in your attitude as well as in your body
- Be profound
You can be profound and at the same time relaxed. There is no need to be sturdy nor tense for the simple reason that: it is not difficult. If you are mentally or psychologically tense you get blocked. Remember that the energy that you use to charge yourself “against” difficulties is wasted.
6 thoughts on “Taiji rules from my daoist master J. W. Shadow”
Dear Elio, How do i get in touch with Master John Shadow.
I know him for many years but lately has lost contact.
Thanks for your message. I will contact you on your email address very soon.
Hi Elio …. sorry i did not check this website. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. how is master john shadow?
Your interest and studies with LHBF under Mr. Shadow via Msr Fong Pak-shing caught my attention. I am well aware of Msr Fongs history and students, but not of Mr. Shadow..were and for how long did he study and/or with anyone else.
with regards, Khan Foxx; email@example.com and url at http://waterspirit6x8.tripod.com
Dear Dr. Foxx, as far as I know, John Shadow, who I met for the first time in 1993 when I started practicing LHBF, studied with Mr. Fong during the 70s. Some of John’s early students visited Mr. Fong later on in the early 90s.
Fong was more of a tai chi styled LH B F practitioner whereas john aka Li Chung had many teachers including Han xing yuan who modified the LHBF to be more Yichuan like which made it easier for me ad a student of LiChung and accredited Yi Chuan from Wang xiang jai
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