A holistic method designed to teach
mindfulness principles and
classic martial arts.
Introduction to Earth Dragon Canon
In the Earth Dragon Canon Method of Mindfulness Martial Art practice, you will learn practical methods for studying the internal martial arts of baguazhang (circle walking), taijiquan (meditative boxing), xingyiquan (five elements fist), and yiquan (standing meditation).
You will learn the history of these arts, and how to apply them for meditation, mindfulness, physical fitness, and self-evolution. Along the way, you will study the cosmological concepts that inspired the oldest of mindfulness practices.
Internal martial art practice is the study of physical movement. It is an exploration of the mind through the body, and conversely the body through the mind. The Earth Dragon Canon Method unifies modern and traditional practices into a pragmatic program.
The Earth Dragon Canon Method of Internal Martial Arts
The First Practice is Attention
Martial Arts in Anger
Canon also means a literary or artistic work considered as permanently established as being of the highest quality.
The Canon components share the history and foundations of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Individually, or in concert, these systems shaped modern mindfulness practice.
Daoist, Confucian, and Dharma principles are the moral character of mindfulness. I encourage you to look beyond the physical forms to develop a deeper understanding of the internal martial arts.
In the traditional method of internal martial art teaching, a master chose a few individuals as indoor students to share the secret transmission of the martial art.
The Earth components of the Earth Dragon Canon Method are these inside the door practices. Here you will find a mixture of traditional and modern exercises done on the floor. These supplemental exercises reinforce important concepts from the internal martial art practice.
The Dragon Component includes the traditional styles, and forms from the internal martial arts of Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, and Yiquan. This instruction emphasizes health over martial function. The Earth Dragon Canon Method does not teach violence.