We have to go through a process of unlearning artificial habits, to be natural (simple) again. In modern words we have to delete or update our outdated software programs (habits), erase useless data and defragment our brain to focus unbiased on the Now. Or if we really screwed up our life, we have to format our complete awareness system and install a unbiased mind.
One of the first things Kenichi Sawai told me: ‘Love, fighting and accidents mostly come unexpected. How can you prepare yourself for the unexpected? Develop your inborn intuition and act natural under all circumstances!‘
The second thing Sawai Sensei said to me was: ‘Taiki-ken will improve whatever you do, by mastering the essence of Taiki-ken, you will be more intuitive in your actions. Whatever you do, you will do it better with less effort. ‘
This feeling is expressed in a Chinese maxim:
‘Going in to a fight, must be like taking a walk, striking your opponent must be like snapping your fingers. ‘
Our personal thanks go to Yoshimichi Sato, Iwama Norimasa, Akio Sawai and all other members of the Taikiken group in Japan, Jan Kallenbach in The Netherlands and all martial artists around the world who devoted their lives to train and develop Yiquan or Taikiken as true forms of combat science.
And to the many present-day masters in China, like Wang Xuanjie, Yao Chengguang, Han Jingyu, Han Jingshen, Li Jiong, Cui Ruibin, Bo Jiacong, Wang Yongxiang, Wang Yongli and others in China, If you recognize your words or ideas concerning these martial arts written down on our site, see it as a compliment.
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