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A very long time ago, one great master said: do not be late to walk up the path of warrior. What does it mean for us, people living five centuries later?
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On June 29, 2013 so long-awaited lecture about Qiqong took place at our school.
The lecture was held after a full workout where everyone had an opportunity to practice Qiqong and improve his health via the ancient Qiqong complex called Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade (translation from Chinese). Practical part of the event was completed by joint workout which is traditionally followed by Qiqong complex.
The lecture has started with the history of Ba Dua Jin origin. Then the peculiarities of carrying out each one of eight exercises of Qiqong complex were explained and shown once more as well as its influence on certain internal organ or group of organs in human body.
After lecture everyone had an ability to ask a question and to get a detailed and complete answer on it.
The time of the lecture has been coincided with one more significant event in our school - massage room opening. That is why among our guests was high-qualified specialist with over then 30 years of experience and also a remarkable personality - our massage therapist - Mark.
Mark was introduced to the auditory as well as types of massage he is specialized on. These types are
Have you practiced any martial arts before?
- Yes I have.
What did you know about Martial arts before and why did you decide to start practicing?
This article is dedicated to simply describe the interaction between the emotions and the internal organs according to the principles of Chinese medicine. You will know why you need to regulate the emotional sphere and how internal organs can be affected by your emotions.
In everyday life, we sometimes use body idioms such as "a heart filled by joy," or "butterflies in one's stomach" or "get it off your chest". These expressions were not invented without reason. According to Chinese medicine, each emotion corresponds to specific internal organs. For example: anxiety is in the stomach, which is why students cannot eat anything before an exam or a test. They do not have any appetite at all, and there is a huge concern about the outcome of the examination or test. Due to this reason, some students get gastritis during their education.
Other emotion-organ correspondence:
- Anger is in the liver. People who often become angry have liver disease, fatty hepatosis, liver dystrophy, cholecystitis.
- Fear is in the kidneys and bladder, if a person is suddenly frightened, the kidneys respond by causing urination.
- Sorrow is in the lungs. Sometimes when a person is very sad or upset, his breathing cycles are disordered, you can hear deep breaths with long pauses.
- Sadness disrupts the normal activity of the lungs.
- Joy is in the heart, the only positive emotion which corresponds to the heart. But excessive joy can lead to a heart attack.
On May 4, 2013 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame held the award ceremony of nominees in various categories of merit. With five hundred guests including celebrities attended the event. Cynthia Rothrock, Frank Dux, Bill Superfoot Wallace, Eric Lee, Samuel Kwok, Allen Woodman, Robert Castro.
Push-ups are one of the easiest exercises for developing the shoulders, arms, back, abdominals, core muscles as well as other parts of your body. It is one of the most popular exercises among students at the "Golden Dragon" school. Let's see what makes this exercise such a favorite.
To start, let's deal with the initial position. It´s essential to keep your entire body straight. Don´t bend at the waist because it can transfer all your weight to the ligaments of the spine, and you won´t be working your muscles properly in this position. In fact, it can even be harmful because there´s the potential that any sudden or abrupt movement could pinch a nerve or dislocate a disc.
You should also avoid the opposite extreme of raising the pelvis too high. This position will put an uneven load on the arms and shoulders, which is not good for their development.
Maintaining the correct position for push-ups, with the waist straight and in-line with the rest of the body, conditions and develops core muscles such as the abdomen.
Put simply, learning the correct position for push-ups is key, otherwise you won´t get the results you´re looking for.
In the standard position, hands and feet should be placed about shoulder width apart. There´s a widely held but mistaken belief that placing one foot over the other leads to quicker and better results. This is a fitness myth, however. Placing one foot over the other can lead to uneven or asymmetrical muscle development, because muscle groups that should be involved in push-ups aren´t worked. It can also lead to less than optimal coordination.
There are many variations on the classic push-up. For example, you can bend your elbows to the sides or keep them tucked in close to the body. Both options are useful, as they each work different muscle groups. In the first position, your weight is mostly on your hands, and in the second position on the shoulders. Also you can perform push-ups with a narrow or wide hand position.
Here is series of stretching exercises for our students. Each description matches the corresponding number in the video and on the picture.
It is important that the exercises are done in the sequence indicated here.
All exercises should be done first on the left leg and then on the right.
Always warm up at least 15 minutes prior to stretching.
Move slowly when stretching. Take this time to relax and focus on your breathing.
Stretch to the point of medium tension. If something hurts, stop immediately. Stretching should feel good.
Try to stretch at least 3 times a week. This workout can take minimum 10 minutes, or as long as you'd like. Regular stretching exercises can improve your performance, prevent injuries and help you to relax.
- Have you practiced any martial arts before?
- No, I have never practiced martial arts before.
- What did you know about Martial arts before and why did you decide to start practicing?
- I knew a little about Qi Gong from my husband, who had studied some stances with a personal trainer and, of course, I knew about martial arts from the movies! I decided to start practicing because a friend encouraged me to try it and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.