The Warriors of Stillness Trilogy – Diepersloot – Book

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This boxed set includes all three volumes in The Warriors of Stillness Trilogy which follow the author s experiences and investigations into the internal martial arts.

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The Warriors of Stillness Trilogy box  set includes all three volumes in The Warriors of Stillness Trilogy which follow the author s experiences and investigations into the internal martial arts.

Warriors of Stillness Trilogy

Volume 1 (1995) covers the second period of my development (1987-1997) when I learned the wuji qigong style of standing meditation from Taiji Master Cai Songfang, who taught in California in the late eighties and early nineties. I got into the habit of tape recording his teachings in real time and the transcripts of those tapes formed the substance of my first book.

The first book discusses techniques on movement, issuing the jing, and the theory and practices of taijiquan.

 

Volume 2 (1999) published four years later, covers the first period of my development (1976 -1987) when I learned the zhanzhuang style of standing meditation with Yiquan Masters Han Xingyuan and Yu Pengxi. But Volume 2 is also a bridge to the third period of my development–and to the present. In 1997 I became a student of Master Tam Maanyin, known in North America as Master Sam Tam, and the last part of Volume 2 describes my initial experiences with him.

The second book pulls from the practices that are used in Yiquan such as the ability to defeat power and speed, traditional meditation techniques, and the skills that are used to counter and control force.

 

Volume 3 (2013) covers the third period of my development (1997 and beyond) and is based on my studies with Master Sam Tam, who is indeed a “Master of Perception.” While the breadth and power of his skills are dazzling, it is their extraordinary depth and subtlety that led to this book. Enlisting the help of modern science, particularly bio-mechanics and neuro-science, Volume 3 attempts to chart the paradoxical territory that is the internal martial arts and to lay the ground work for further exploration.

The last book describes good posture and breathing habits, instruction on developing the jin, how to control body movements and actions, and the peak transcendent experience of awareness. Each volume includes illustrations that complement the text and offer a visual guide through the various stages in martial arts.

Jan Diepersloot

Sifu Jan Diepersloot has been teaching the internal martial arts since 1981.
He teaches on-going classes and gives private instruction in Walnut Creek, CA

Contents

PART 1 -BEING MINDFUL OF THE CENTER How to Cultivate Relaxation and Integration for Health
Chapter 1 -Cultivating The Center Point

Historical And Philosophical Notes 1
The Geography Of The Lower Torso 8
Wuji Center As Center Of Gravity 12
Wuji Center As Biological Center 14
Wuji Center As Center Of Awareness 16
Chapter 2 -Cultivating The CenterLine
Sinking the Qi and Raising the Spirit 21
The Foundation 23
The Upper Torso 27
Advanced Standing & Closing Practice 31
Chapter 3 -Wuji Qigong As Healing Art
The Chinese View 37
Questions and Answers 40
Thoughts On The Breath & Breathing 51
A Western Rationale 57

Part II -BEING MINDFUL OF THE FOUNDATION & SPHERE
How to Cultivate Relaxation and Integration for Martial Arts
Chapter 4 -Cultivating The Foundation
Archer Step 67
Shifting 73
Rotating (Opening and Closing) 78
Stepping And Walking Forward. 85
Stepping And Walking Backward 89
Chapter 5 -Cultivating The Sphere
Structure & Types of Spheres 95
Vertical Circle 98
Horizontal Circle 105
Diagonal Circling 109
Circling With Folding-Extending 111
Stages Of Practice 113
Chapter 6 -Combining CenterLine, Foundation And Sphere
Threading The Nine Pearls, Continued 117
Grasping The Bird’s Tail Sequence 121
Master Cai’s Grasping The Bird’s Tail 124
Spiral Energy Force 128
Pure Yin and Yang Exercises 131

PART III BEING MINDFUL OF THE CONNECTION
How to Use Relaxation and Integration for Martial Arts
Chapter 7 -Using Energy and Strength In Partnered Practice
The Sphere of Peng 143
Pile Stance Wooden Man Exercise 147
Two Person Vertical Circle Exercise 156
Two Person Horizontal Circle Exercise 159
Working with Strength 161
Neutralizing by Shifting 162
Neutralizing by Rotation 163
Chapter 8 -Using Movement & Stillness To Neutralize
The Uses of Stillness and Movement 169
Nine Pearls Double Exercise 170
Description of Circle Pushing 172
Neutralizing in Free Play 178
The Principle of Relative Motion 182
Advanced Methods of Neutralization 184
Strategies in Pushhands 186
Chapter 9 -Using Stillness & Integration To Discharge
Master Cai’s Use Of Stillness 191
Cultivating Jin 192
Neutralize by Hopping with the Frame 194
Level 1: Integration & Cylindricality 196
Level 2: Sphericity & Unitary Expansion 201
Level 3: Spherical Awareness & Peripheral Intentionality 205
Level 4: Empty Force & Interacting Fields of Awareness 209

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Gewicht 1.7 kg
Afmetingen 26.5 x 18.3 x 5.1 cm
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