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The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi: Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi and Hsing-I Paperback – August 7, 2007
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"Bruce Frantzis has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the nei jia (internal arts) that few Westerners possess."
—Don Ethan Miller, Four-time national USA tai chi Push Hands champion
"This work by Bruce Frantzis on the practical structures and essence of the internal systems is definitive. It will become a classic, and will serve as a catalyst for kindred spirits. A must for all serious students of the martial arts."
—Stan Israel, senior student of renowned tai chi master, Chen Man-ching.
"Bruce Frantzis is one of the few Westerners to comprehend the Taoist internal martial art system. For those seeking to understand energy principles in their own art, Frantzis has now opened The Way."
—Robert Nadeau, Aikido Sixth-Degree Black Belt, Director of City Aikido, San Francisco, CA
About the Author
Chi master Bruce Frantzis is reputed to be the first Westerner to hold authentic lineages in tai chi, hsing-i and ba gua. He began his martial arts training in 1961 and studied healing, martial arts and meditation with renowned teachers in the United States and Asia—including training for three years in Japan and more than a decade in China.
Since 1987, Frantzis has taught tai chi, chi gung, hsing-i, ba gua, TAO yoga, TAO meditation, and energetic-healing therapies to over 15,000 students in the United States and Europe. His teaching methods are spread by a growing number of certified instructors that he has trained.
Frantzis is the author of several widely praised books about the power of chi including: Tai Chi: Health for Life; the chi gung books, Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body and the Dragon and Tiger Medical Chi Gung Instruction Manual; and two volumes on the water method of TAO meditation, Relaxing Into Your Being and The Great Stillness. Two CDs, The Tao of Letting Go and Ancient Songs of the Tao, shed valuable insights into the power of TAO Meditation in helping people let go of their deepest emotional blockages and move closer to becoming truly alive, balanced and joyful.
“Bruce Frantzis is a true Taoist Master.” —Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited
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"The average special physical-sense endowment of human beings is twelve, though the special senses of the three-brained mortals are extended slightly beyond those of the one- and two-brained types; they can see and hear considerably more than the Urantia races." The Urantia Book[49:4.3]
It was a real surprise for me to find in this most profound book by Bruce Frantzis that:
"In Eastern thought, humans have two different kinds of senses -external and internal...However, most people are unware of the more subtle capacities of their correspondent internal or psychic sense, those that enable them to access and use chi's most subtle qualities"pag319
In fact before reading this excellent book I already had envisioned these 10 senses, I had called the Cosmic sense, and additionally I had already envisioned the "spiritual essence of the Who I Am", as a sense, the sense of the Being... and that sense that permitted Ancient Taoists envisioned unity in duality, represented in their yin-yang symbol, the dialogic sense, making them the 12 senses described in UB.
Another thing that has liked me the most in this book is the use of synergy instead of entropy in manipulating the inner energy, something that explains why in the West there is a great need of a paradigm schift that include not only the outer senses, but also the inner senses to make a better approach to Eastern Inner science.
I highly recommend this book!!!
I recommend it. It is one book that explain about internal martial arts very well.
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Mr. Frantzis' work is of a high calibre but in the West he is too underrated.Read more