Students of the Martial and Healing arts decide to study
for many different reasons.
Some study simply to get in shape—The internal arts
offer a balanced approach to health and fitness. Some, study
because they wish to be able to defend themselves and their
families—If that is the goal, the internal arts offer
very sophisticated and effective martial technique. Still
others come looking for something they instinctively know
they need but are not completely sure how to identify just
what that is. The internal arts are also a complete and holistic
path of development.
All of these reasons are great reasons to study, and chances
are that a sincere student will find what they are looking
for in one of the internal art methods. If not in Tai Chi,
then in Chi Gung, Hsing-I or Ba Gua. These arts are similar
enough to provide the same benefits but diverse enough to
appeal to many different people with a varied interest.
The Internal Arts offer a balance of both the worlds of Martial
and Healing, whether your interests lay in vigorous training,
honing of body reflexes and control, highly developed combative
skills and the ability to defend oneself with ease and agility,
or the study of a highly refined science of understanding
your body and its workings toward the aim of preventative
medicine and wholistic practices of health and the body energetics.
The student/practitioner has a choice of focusing on either
or both. The choice is yours!