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Chinese style drqing of a tree by Rinus Schulz

In TaiKi the teachings of Taikiken - Kination, the whole body is seen as an interaction with the environment. 

This philosophy finds its roots in Taiki-ken, which was   by Sawai Kenichi from the practice of Yiquan by Wang Xiangzhai.

Kination, which involves imagination, will, mind, and the felt sense of the body, helps one to focus their mind and body. The exercises used in training serve only as concepts to mold the body and to bring forth the natural movement of the felt sense. The Three Bao and The Seven Bao Firewall are also important concepts in this practice.

Taikiken is considered a method of no method, which may seem paradoxical. However, like many forms of mastery, it requires great effort to achieve simplicity. One must unlearn artificial habits and return to a natural way of being. This may require deleting or updating outdated software programs, erasing useless data, and defragmenting the brain to focus without bias on the present moment. In extreme cases, one may need to format their complete awareness system and install an unbiased mind.

According to Kenichi Sawai, unexpected events such as love, fighting, and accidents require the development of inborn intuition and the ability to act naturally in all circumstances. Taiki-ken can improve any action, and by mastering its essence, one can become more intuitive and efficient in their actions.

This sentiment is reflected in the Chinese maxim, "Going into a fight must be like taking a walk, and striking your opponent must be like snapping your fingers."

We extend our gratitude to all those who have devoted their lives to the practice and development of Yiquan and Taikiken as true forms of combat science. We thank Yoshimichi Sato, Iwama Norimasa, Akio Sawai, Jan Kallenbach, and all martial artists around the world for their contributions.

We also acknowledge the present-day masters in China, such as Wang Xuanjie, Yao Chengguang, Han Jingyu, Han Jingshen, Li Jiong, Cui Ruibin, Bo Jiacong, Wang Yongxiang, Wang Yongli, and others. If any of these individuals recognize their words or ideas in our writing, we offer it as a compliment. If they desire personal credit for their intellectual property, we invite them to contact us so that we may acknowledge them as a source of information.

Wang Xiang zhai founder of Yiquan
Kenichi Sawai founder of Taikiken

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Illustration Rinus Schulz

Modified on: March 2023


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