Earth Dragon Canon Method

Of Mindfulness Martial Arts

The Earth Dragon Canon Method of mindfulness practice teaches the functional practices for the internal martial arts of circle walking, tai chi, five elements fist, and standing meditation.

You will learn the history of these arts, and how to apply them for meditation, mindfulness, and physical fitness.

Earth

Earth

Earth Method

Supplemental Exercises

In the traditional method of internal martial art teaching a master would choose a few individuals as indoor students. These students were supposedly given the secret transmission of the art that was missing from the public instruction.

In truth, these secret sessions were more about smoking and drinking than teaching. The Earth Method of Earth Dragon Canon shares supplemental exercises designed to enforce your understanding of internal martial art principles.

Dragon

Dragon

Dragon Method

Martial Forms

The Dragon Component includes the traditional styles, forms, and practices from the internal martial arts. This instruction emphasizes form over function. The Earth Dragon Canon Method is not for violence. If you are looking for fighter or boxing instruction, you need to look elsewhere.

Below are links to each of the primary Dragon Sections. Each Section covers a complete style with all of its forms, postures, and practice methods. Within each section, you will find links to the lessons you should cover before coming to these lessons. And within each lesson you will find links to the supplemental exercises (Earth Method), and cosmological concepts (Canon Method) linked to the lesson.

This is your study, so the course is broken down into parts for you to study at your pace. Focus on one lesson, its associated Earth and Canon lessons, and you will make good progress.

Canon

Canon

Copernicus holding a model of his cosmology
Canon Method

Philosophical Foundations

The internal martial arts we study in the Earth Dragon Canon Method take their names from the Daoist cosmology attributed to Fu Xi.

Canon also means a literary or artistic work considered to be permanently established as being of the highest quality.

The Canon components introduce three original cosmologies that contributed to the development of China. More than cosmologies, these systems became a way of thinking, forming governments, and making a living. These systems are Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Individually, or in concert, they have left an imprint on mindfulness practice that is impossible to ignore.

In these lessons I present a historical survey, and a summary of daoist, confucian, and dharma principles that compose the moral character of mindfulness practice. These sections are introductions for your further study, and I encourage you to look beyond the physical forms to develop a deeper understanding.

Introduction

Introduction

The Method

Introduction to Earth Dragon Canon

The Earth Dragon Canon Method of mindfulness practice teaches the functional practices for the internal martial arts of baguazhang (circle walking), taijiquan (tai chi), 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 more than 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 stresses that connection to fulfill practical and spiritual growth.

Bare feet walking up a stack of old books.

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