- A young tree bends in the
wind, then snaps back with force.
- Natural movement holds all
- If attacked, place self in
position of advantage while allowing opponent
to to enter position of disadvantage
- Every block a strike and
every strike a block
- No ego - seek not
gratification of self, yet seek not to
humiliate self before others
- Maintain self-integrity,
never compromising self to any other.
- One's purpose is not to
fight, but to end confrontation by any means
necessary, utilizing only enough means to end
confrontation. Never more.
- The idea, "to
win," is not recognized to have
foundation except as expression of ego,
therefore do discard such notion.
- Only self-defense, no
- Seek not to harm others,
but only to protect self from violation by
- The chi follows the mind
in harmony with the breath
- The internal reflects the
- Learning Shaolin, one
learns the physical movments which change the
internal. Having gained the internal, the
external is manifest.
- No technique, only
- It is said, be like water,
and like wind, and flame, and earth and
- Target / technique
presents itself - The end dictates the means,
and the means dictates the tools, for, when
attacked, the opponent presents his own best
weakness. Know that any technique/body
movement is correct provided that it does not
violate the principles of self-defense /