LFIAA Daoist Boxing of the Li Style Feng Shou-Kung Fu. “The Importance of Solo Practice”.

At this present moment in time we’re we are still in the grip of the Covid-19 lockdown. Many of us who are studying and practicing the Daoist Boxing of Feng Shou-Kung Fu will still need to find the time to do some solo practice, just to keep the body & mind connected and maintain our agility, flexibility, coordination, concentration, timing, accuracy, precision, fitness and relaxation.

I personally find that adding some of the Li Style Dao Yoga Sequences/Form. Alongside the many solo defensive & offensive hand and foot (Shoujiaofa) fighting exercises, Daoyin breathing exercises and maybe some weapon training forms and finish with some standing post qigong (Zhan Zhuang) is a really good workout considering we are in lockdown and cannot make contact with any training partner.

As my teacher once said to me “The learning is easy, but the maintenance is the hardest”. Which means its fun and enjoyable to learn new things, but this still does not mean that you can make any of the new information work and be practical & effective. Especially if you don’t practice and sacrifice any of your precious time to self practice on a regular basis, as it’s only through your self practice that this new information that you have learnt, can turn into something useful and not remain useless.

There is tremendous depth to the practice of the Li Family (Lijia) Daoist Arts. Especially within the Feng Shou-Kung Fu, but if you don’t maintain your practice in these difficult times, then your proficiency level will drop. The most important aspect to learn within Feng Shou-Kung Fu is to maintain and improve your health & wellbeing, as without this you cannot do anything. So just spending a few minutes of your time to perform some Daoyin breathing exercise or standing post (Zhan Zhuang Qigong) alongside your striking & kicking techniques gives you so much more to practice with and at the same time makes you feel better both physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually.


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