Wu De Hui, Martial Arts Moral Ethics Association
The basic level of training teaches us to correct bad habits that create postural flaws and internal pressure. Only then can physical activity in all circumstances be performed with maximum efficiency, without disruption of Qi or blood flow throughout the whole body, including organs, or even through a single joint. When this training reaches a higher standard, it is difficult to suffer ills from the effects of normal ageing.
This is part of the culture Professor Wong has offered to the modern generations. The seeds of this training begin with the practice of slow Tai Ji Quan. The slow, precise movement teaches co-ordination of breath with movement. This strengthens the breath and builds Qi (vital energy). Emphasis is upon correct positioning of body for the maximum advantage of natural meridian pathways. Each position will lead the Qi through a particular pathway and when you can feel the Qi, you can learn how to keep internal and external postural integrity in all life circumstances. This is Qi training.
Wu Gong physical art’s training is termed Li - internal energy and Jing - co-ordination training. This comprises the strong martial style exercises. Wu Gong strengthens all parts of the physical structure. Emphasis is to eventually be able to concentrate and organise energy to be focused upon a single point. The initial stages of this style of development, is to understand and strengthen every part of the body, to use and co-ordinate every part, all according to age.
The effect upon the body and mind when we train in the above ways is to build up all the individual parts that together make up the whole person. The combined totality of this development is called Dan. Nei Dan is the co ordination of the whole person into a balanced unified whole. Medical practitioners are the instructors of these courses; all emphasis is upon the development and strengthening of holistic health.
Over the years Professor Wong has trained many teachers in these exacting and exciting arts. There is no competitive aspect, young and old perform the training according to age and physical make up. Many patients are directed towards the physical arts for the required need of making them stronger and as a practical aid for prevention. The co ordination of the physical and healing arts is all a part of the original Chinese Medical tradition.
Our aim is not only to treat the prevailing sickness and not worry about the future. Our purpose must be two fold, to treat sickness and to prevent the next oncoming sickness. This is why, over time, everybody must deepen his or her knowledge. People should try to seek a stream of unfolding natural self-cultivation and become skilled enough to recognise and thereby prevent the subtle progressions of disharmony. These people will be able to actively engage in the practice of prevention and finally be able to attain a healthy happy life of at least one hundred years.