Welcome to the I Liq Chuan Long Beach practice group (for people LA and Orange County). The training is intented for students of all levels interested in learning the art. I Liq Chuan, martial art of awareness, is an art of cultivating consciousness based on Tai Chi and Zen principles, in other words the practice of moving meditation. "The philosophy underlying I Liq Chuan involves the very simple concept of making an active choice to be fully aware of the present moment, by being aware of the sounds around you, your breathing, your visual perception, and the feel of the atmosphere on your skin. Observe how thoughts pop into the mind, but don't let them take your awareness away. By not arguing or mentally conversing with the thought, you will be free from its control. When you build up mindfulness you can sense everything that an opponent will do, by his energy, his words, or a movement of his hands, you can sense it. By applying and realizing this philosophy, more of life opens up to you because your ability of immediate perception has increased. What might seem like a sixth sense to others, is really just seeing things happening from their base of origin, you see the causes and effects that led up to the present moment. Through awareness: Students are not copying another person, they are learning to be themselves through self-realization. This art is the cultivation of the conscious mind: To unify the mental & physical To unify self (mental/physical) with opponent and environment To see and feel the conditions while staying both mentally and physically in the process of present, formless, and neutral To be free of control from emotions such as anger, greed, ego, hate etc." - Master Sam F.S. Chin
For more information about the founder and the art please visit http://iliqchuan.com
Meet Sifu Sam Chin in person at the next Southern California workshop planned for Jan 14th and 15th, 2011. We are planning to practice for about two hours, but feel free to leave earlier or stay longer.