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AARON BAUM

6133 THESIS

INTRODUCTION

Where do I start? Youd obviously say the beginning, but the beginning of what?
What is the what? This is the fundamental problem many people face in every walk
of their life, be it martial or not. I think I know what the problem is, and then I pick a
solution that I think might solve it. Theres a lot of thinks in there...
After studying the 6133, as a result of these teachings, I now see the what as a
framework or system that can provide me answers or directions to problems I
have in both life and martial arts, and the beginning is the first stage needed to
be observed, without which nothing else can follow. There are no thinks in these
last sentences. I dont think, I do and observe. Im no longer grabbing at ideas I
know of, I can now refer back to a system of answers and questions, which can give
me an applicable answer to whatever is set out in front of me. I will still get things
wrong and make mistakes, but through this continual observation, refinement and
learning, I will act more efficiently and with full trust in what I am doing.
So what is 6133 exactly? In summary Id outline it as...

A SCIENTIFIC FRAMEWORK FOR


LIFE AND MARTIAL ARTS THAT
REMOVES HUMAN CONJECTURE,
REPLACING IT WITH TESTED
AND OBSERVED FACT

6133 FRAMEWORK

The 6133 consists of...

6 CORE ELEMENTS
13 STATES AND
3 SYSTEM KEYS

6 CORE ELEMENTS.
The first 4 elements are the body of the art:
Physical
Mind
Breathing
Qi
and the final two make up the martial side, making it a truly holistic system:
Force Flow
Momentum

13 STATES.
The States give us more detailed layers and levels of the core elements.

3 SYSTEM KEYS.
All things are underpinned and must conform to the 3 system keys to exist.
The 3 keys are:
1. Must obey the laws of physics, biomechanics and Chinese medicine.
2. There are different styles.
3. There are variations within these styles.

6133 FRAMEWORK

OK, so Ive listed the 6133s structure.


Does this mean I know it? No, not unless Ive studied it, observed it, turned it
upside down and can apply it in other walks of life and study. I may have noted down
the structure, memorised it and taken it on the word of a great mystical teacher
that it is what it is, but does that mean I actually know it? No. The esteemed
Hendrik Santo Si Bak Gung has told me about it, but that means nothing if I dont
really know it. Can I apply the 6133 to a meeting at work? A conversation with my
wife? Looking at a different martial style?
This can only be done by starting at the foundation, observing and fully
understanding certain actions and then piecing together the whole through a
thorough knowledge of the individual parts. I may see an elephant, but I only
know its truly an elephant by knowing it has tusks, a tail, big trunk, kind eyes and
big ears. If I read a book about the Crimean War, do I really know about it and fully
understand it? The historians point of view will affect my understanding. His
mindset will change the real truth, whatever that may be. Real learning comes from
experience, reporting, amending, refining and most importantly listening. But its
not just listening with my mind, like most people do, but listening with my body.
Without listening wholly, I only hear what I think I hear. My mind being human,
wants to inform, change and screw-up what I hear, to suit its own apparent needs.
In todays society the head is moving further and further away from the body. We
think we can solve everything with our heads and minds. The two are becoming
separate. However, by learning to actually listen to our physical bodies, we bring
together the two. How can I move smoothly and loosely if I dont know how my
body is really moving and feeling. I may say Ill just move loosely but what the hell
does that mean?
By breaking down the whole into individual, quantifiable sections we gain the ability
to see the whole picture. One part can give me the whole, as the whole can give me
one part. This is the crux of the learning. Break down yourself, situation or task to
individual pieces that can be observed, studied and cross checked to give scientific
answers, that inform us as to the solution or to another mode of operation that will
answer the problem.
My mindset and conditioning will affect my outlook, questions and answers (if I
have a cultish attitude to my Sifu, I will believe him even if he tells me I can learn
to levitate) and its important to know HOW to do it rather than what it is. By
showing how, I outline the process without affecting it with my mindset. A set of
instructions is a set of instructions. A finished cake can be made many ways, but
ultimately look the same. Itll taste different, and not be as satisfying but its looks
the same...sound familiar?
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6133 FRAMEWORK

As mentioned at the beginning, within the 6 core elements, there are 13 states
and 3 keys. The elements and keys have been mentioned and explained, but the
13 states have not. I could list them all, but theyll have no relevance yet, and
can lead to confusion, so I will explain and list them as they are covered in the
observations. Observations are the way we can understand and really know what
we are learning. I will also add my observation findings at the end of each element
for reference. Knowledge through observation. At the end of each element I will
add them to a infographic which shows the 6133s structure and breadth.

6 CORE ELEMENTS
PHYSICAL

MIND

BREATHING

Qi

FORCE
FLOW

MOMENTUM

13 STATES

3 SYSTEM KEYS
Obey the laws of
Physics, Biomechanics
and Chinese medicine

There are
different styles

There are variations


within these styles

PHYSICAL ELEMENT

PHYSICAL ELEMENT

HOW.
We start at the very beginning, like a baby does when he enters the world for the
first time...with the Physical Element.
A baby emerges and doesnt think light bulb, person, the sky or where are my
clothes? It just observes and memorises its findings on the physical environment.
It listens. It becomes aware of its surroundings and itself through research.
As mentioned, anything wanting to follow the 6133 has to conform to the
3 system keys to exist.
1. It must obey the laws of physics, biomechanics and Chinese medicine.
2. There are different styles.
3. There are variations within these styles.
These last two points are important. If I want to generate answers that are not
tainted by mindset, everyone must start at he same point. Everyone will have a
different style of martial art but starting at the same point negates this. Everyone
will have different observations, even though we start at the same point and these
are thus the variations within these styles.

Observation 1
I lie on the floor and just move each joint in my body one by one, foot, ankle, knee,
hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist. Nothing more, nothing less. I observe how each joint
feels when moving and note down the findings.
Right there at stage one, you can find the first and biggest obstacle. Am I just doing
what is asked? Continually watch my mind trying to push in. If Im thinking my ankle
bow is tight, I need to start again. Does a baby think ooh my ankle bow is stiff, no he
just thinks, this thing at the end of my leg feels weird or hurts.
Dont think about things I cant observe....in time with dedicated and learned
practice I may be able to isolate my liver or feel my lung but I cant now, look at the
star I can see rather than galaxies I cant see, but have heard about. Focus on the
knowable by scientific observation. I know and can feel my joints, so observe them.
Is one sore, is one further off the floor than the other, does one have less range of
movement than the another?

PHYSICAL ELEMENT

This is the first and most important observation. Without this nothing else matters.
You are building on shaky foundations, otherwise, from then in its guesswork.
If I cant open the first door, how can I see the rest of the room? Ah Ill use my X-ray
specs that a Master told me about, nonsense. Am I actually doing what Ive been asked
to do? Have I really listened to my instruction or have I layered my mindset on top of it
and heard what I want to hear?
Become AWARE. Observe what is happening, with something you can easily locate.
Your mind likes to run away and drift, just bring it back to the subject.
This was one of my biggest learnings. Throughout the course I have observed this
problem with many other people. I am far from perfect, but I continually saw people not
learn this lesson and have further issues later on. I watched each video many times, until
I knew exactly what I was being asked to do, or at least thought so. If I was corrected by
Si Bak Gung, I just said thank you and went and watched it again. Youd be surprised how
much you miss or reinterpret things the first few times. I learnt something every time.
Report and become aware of your body, no one elses. Bruce Lee said move like water...
what the hell does that mean? Dont become like Bruce, become a better you. Gain the
strength to see things clearly, without distraction and with no stress or guesswork.

Observation 2
This is to open the body. Just lie on the floor again and do nothing but observe each
joint this time. No movement, just observation of the still joint.
You begin to feel the minutiae of your body, is my right hip joint aching, am I holding
unnoticed tension in my shoulder? Just focus your intention on each joint, nothing
more. By becoming aware of your body you start to unwrap each joint. Just observe.
If I try to unwrap it I just add tension, which leads to using brute force. Here we see
the first Physical Element state, that of:

OPEN

PHYSICAL ELEMENT

Observation 3
Under the conditions of observation 2, move and play with your joints. Use no
apparent muscular tension. Do it slowly, and if needed to remain in the OPEN state,
a small range of movement. Im now moving in a loose and open way. This is the
second Physical Element state, that of:

LOOSE
Practice this everyday. This is my Gung Fu. In my SLT, in my drills, my sparring,
cleaning my teeth, getting on the train. Refine this everyday. With practice and
refinement this leads to:

LIGHT
Observation 4
Similar to observation 2 and 3 but standing. I stand and report to see if all parts of
my body are open and can I move them loosely? Compare, check and verify against
the lying down readings, to refine each part of my body systematically.
A check system to refer to at all times. If there is tension in a joint I cannot move
lightly. So can I move it in a loose way whilst being standing or lying down? No? Is it
open? Am I even aware of that area fully?

This practice is the beginning of being fully aware of my physical being. I am


learning to do things with awareness, not just mimicking. I am not just copying
some movements from someone, I am understanding my body at all times whilst
being aware of the state of my body at the same time. At both a macro and micro
level. Full system understanding. Mimicking is cultish. Research is scientific.
True internal and ZZ standing practice is this process. Constantly checking
awareness, openness and lightness in the aim of not using brute force.

PHYSICAL ELEMENT

In conclusion 6133 is a check system to ultimately lead us to use our mind and body
in the most efficient manner. This is just the beginning and leads to much more
that I have yet to learn. It is just the door to learning and educating oneself using
verifiable methods.
The 6 Core elements, 13 states and 3 keys is a check system or sequence that to
be fully effective needs to be used systematically. The first element, the physical
needs to be fully understood and experienced to know properly, and without this
nothing matters. If I cant open the door, I cant see the room, even if I think I can
with my imaginary X-ray glasses. Without this physical knowledge I cannot have
force flow.

IF I AM NOT LIGHT, GO TO LOOSE.


IF NOT LOOSE, GO TO OPEN.
IF NOT OPEN, BE AWARE.

Science is not static, fixed with no progression. You cannot say the 1970s phone
with buttons, not a dial, is the ultimate phone. But the science behind it allows us
to progress and refine and improve. 6133 gives us the best of today and yesterday,
to enable us to improve tomorrow.
Now we can start to apply this method to our training. A drill stops being repetition
and becomes refinement. This is your Gung Fu. I am not mindlessly moving my
limbs but constantly checking and refining my movement. This is the body of the
art informing how I apply the martial applications. I can say be soft, use intention,
be loose, use my Nim Lik. But what is that? Do it like Tai Chi. ? Whats does that
actually mean?
External mimicking is anti awareness. It leads to the use of brute force, tenseness
and is ultimately cultish. Internal is and can only be 6 core elements. Within this
internal skill, there can be hard and soft.
Soft is loose, light, tough, gradual and slow. Like flexible fibreglass.
Hard is loose, light, tough, sharp and speedy. Jing and whenever we want it, on tap.

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6 CORE ELEMENTS

PHYSICAL

MIND

BREATHING

Qi

FORCE
FLOW

MOMENTUM

13 STATES

LIGHT

LOOSE

OPEN

3 SYSTEM KEYS
Obey the laws of
Physics, Biomechanics
and Chinese medicine

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There are
different styles

There are variations


within these styles

PHYSICAL ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 1
I lay on my bed, pillow under my head. I relax and let my mind find its own state. Sounds are the most dominant
stimulus. Some loud, some soft. These die away as I let my body feel like a new born baby. I become more
focused on how my body feels. My skin tingles and I can feel the rise and fall of my breath in my skin.
I begin to focus on my toes, playing, wrigglingexpansion, contraction, feels goodafter a time i begin to feel
that my calves are tensing to move my toes.
I play with my ankles, rotating, tensingshakingmy calves wobbling. When i do mainly experience my body
lengthening and shortening, up and downgood fun, releasing.
I move to my kneescontracting one at time, together. Every time i do, my body rises off the bed a little. I
play with my hips, shaking them, pulsing them, locking them. To do any movement at all I have to contract my
butt. Similar to my knees, whatever movement i do with my hips, I feel my body react and move due to the
movement.
When i play with my elbows, it suddenly feels much easier and freer to move that jointmuch less muscular
effort than my hips or shoulders.
Like wise when i move my hands and fingers, i suddenly feel the extra range of movement, my fingers feel
freer that my shoulder, elbow etc.
When I finish the exercise, I lay there quietly just feeling the sensations in my body, babylike, just experiencing.
I feel light, relaxed, no sense of rush, no thought of doing anything.
My main overall feeling, is of losing the sensation of the boundary between my skin and the surrounding air or
surface. I dont feel separate to my surrounding, I feel in and part of it.
Observation 2
I lie down on a bed and just be for a few minutes, not tuning into anything, not occupying my mind, just letting
whatever appears, appear. My breath rises and falls, my ears hear moment next door. After 10 mins, I begin to
focus on my toes...they feel spongy, tingling. At first there is more feeling in my right foot, slowly my left has a
similar feeling. After some minutes, they feel hollow, the main feeling is inside, not external. I move to my foot
arch. They feel more blocked than my toes...left side even more so. My left feels higher than my right foot.
Also I realise if I focus on my left foot, my left hips tightens involuntarily and my focus goes there rather than
my foot. After some time, my left foot feels more open, less blocked..I can feel the connection from my toes
to heel. My feet tingle across the whole area.
Moving to my knees i read what I feel. Left is more blocked and tight than my right. I can feel the different parts
of my knee bow separately. The harder front, the softer rear tissue, the bony exterior. I let myself stay there a
few minutes..feels the same, no difference, maybe more relaxed, maybe not.
My hips feel good. To begin with my hip bones feel higher than my inside pelvis. There is tightness there.
My breathing accentuates this tension to begin with. When I breathe in, I can feel my lower back engage
and rise. I stay here for 5 or so minutes roughly. My breathing deepens and slows and my hip bones feel like
they are dropping. My back relaxes and so do my thighs without me having realised they were holding some
contraction.
I move to my shoulders. To begin, my right shoulder feels higher and tighter than my left. My breathing affects
and moves my shoulders greatly. I can feel a connected tightness from the front right shoulder to back right
scapula. Over time my breath doesnt affect my shoulder nearly as much. It can rise and fall without lifting my
whole shoulder area. Each shoulder feels loose and separate from my torso.
My elbows feel good, loose from the start. Slightly more tension on the inside bicep side. Over time I begin to
differentiate the feeling of the harder elbow, to the fleshy inside elbow. I can feel the forearm connection to
my hand. Especially on the outer side.
Travelling to my wrist and fingers, I can initially feel openness, no tension. I wait a while. The feeling changes to
one of being to able to distinctly feel the different fingers, knuckles, nail even. My palms are face up, the inner
palm feels soft, open. Still a little tightness in the wrist area.
I finish with my neck. Definitely more tension towards the back and lower front right. My upper neck feels
open, tightening as you go lower towards my shoulders. I wait here a good while here. The tension is more
internally than externally. After some time my neck seems too drop away from my head connection. Feels
more separate from my head. I lose track of how long Ive been focusing on that area.
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PHYSICAL ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
I finish by on just breathing, relaxing for a while. I begin to sense my whole body as one again. As before, the
line between where I feel my body end and the outside environment touch blurs. I dont feel like Im lying down
anymore. Whenever I breath in and out, my body sensation changes. When I breath in my inside feels like it
expands inside, taking up more space within my skin surface. When I breath out it feels like it falls away from
the external skin.
Observation 3
To begin with, when clench my toes, my arch engages and I move all of my toes together. When I extend them,
the top of foot contracts towards my ankle. I can begin to ripple them and both arch contraction and top foot
extension occurs. There is a fair bit of muscular movement but over time, if I focus on the actual toe joints
themselves, this reduces and I can move them more independent of the rest of my foot. It feels less external,
more internal physically. In my foot bow, the outside of the foot is easier to move with less effort than the
inner arch. I can do this with the feeling of little muscle action, but the inner arch engages my inner thigh and
groin. Also my toes react in a similar when I do this.
My ankle bows moves well with little apparent muscular effort. Up, down, round, rolling inside and out. My right
ankle responds to this slightly better than the left. My knee is very different. Can hardly move it much at all
without knowingly engaging the muscles around it. Becomes slightly easier to push downwards but its a small
amount. It doesnt feel like there anything to move inside the joint, only the soft tissue and muscles around it.
My hips are the opposite once more. Feels relatively easy to play with these without engaging much muscular
effort, especially when I release and drop rather than lift them. They feel very independent of each other.
Though the right shoulder feels tighter than the left, the range of movement is greater and appears to use
less muscles. I can rotate both circularly, but I cant actually move the left one away from my core without
really engaging the muscles around it. The right I seem to be able to do more so, by just letting go of the joint.
My elbows are loose and smooth. Little effort is needed to move up and down and to rotate inwardly. However
to rotate outwards I definitely use more muscular action. Feels like a spring want to pull them back. My wrists
when I move them a little feels like theres is not much muscular action. The joint feels crunchier than the
others and if I start the increase the range of motion, it becomes more dependent on muscles. This happens
both linearly and rotationally. My fingers can move well without much noticeable muscular effort. I can move
them a slowly and with good control
Observation 4
Initially my feet feel hard against the floor. More pronounced in the center of my left foot, the outer of my
right. Slowly I can feel my foot soften and expand outwards and inwards. The different parts of my foot
are noticeable and different, yet connected and open. I have a tendency to want to tense when making
small adjustments to my balance. My left ankle is tighter than my right, feels more closed. After a while this
dissipates outwards and declines. Both my feet feel like wide flat with long toes and heels. The surface area of
my foot feels likes its increased. I can rotate my ankles, squeeze my arch, roll my feet all with ease. My knees
feel open and loose. They seem to hold no weight on them. Free to move.
My hips feel great. Right side is tighter but marginally. A little more pronounced in tightness internally than
out. After a while I note that Im predominantly weighted on my right hip and the left is actually quite closed.
This takes a while to become obvious to me. The more I open my foot and ankle the more the left side starts
to drop. There is even a little twang or popping in my left hip. Eventually if I move my hips with little muscular
effort and a relaxed foot bow, they are free to move in all directions with little grinding or crunching. My hips
move freely whilst my torso and legs are still unmoved to a degree.
My shoulders feel loose and hanging. Open. Over time they drop but the right drops more forward than the
left. When I move them they are restricted though. Right feels more sore but has more movement than the
left which feels looser but is more constricted in range of movement.
Elbows feel open and loose from the beginning. They can move freely with a little tension at the bottom of
the bicep. Wrists and fingers feel open. There is less range of movement in the left wrist. This increases over
time but still worse than right. The less I try to control them with my mind and the more I do it with an open
intention the better they are.

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PHYSICAL ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Very similar to my neck. Tight on the right side and at the bottom and rear of my neck. After a while this drops
away to a degree. If TRY to move it there is little movement. If I just keep that area open it is much easier to do
so. My foot connection to the floor feels very different to before. Less balanced on a point but more working
across many soft points. This affects my whole body greatly. Everything feels more open when the foot and
ankle is open and loose. The area in contact with floor feels much bigger. My legs feel under no stress and
arent sore at all. There is no urgency to rush or jump around my body. The previous observations have allowed
me to do that with much more focus and clarity. With the foot working there feels like very little constriction
in my body. I still have range of movement issues but less tightness in my normal standing position. More than
anything and on a purely physical reporting level, I find my body and foot especially, after some time, definitely
feels like a blurry boundary...its hard to sense where my body and foot end and the surrounding begins...I keep
finding this after the observations...its not me on top of something...I feel amongst it, in it.

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MIND ELEMENT

MIND

This gave me a lot to get my head round and can be one of the most difficult parts
of the 6133 to get to grips with. Even the way I have written that last sentence
shows you the difficulties...getting my head round. This indicates a need to use my
head or thinking to understand my mental functions. This is a false door.
I could follow many ways to use my mind, but like the physical element, this is not
simply copying someones instructions and slavishly following them because I
think they are correct. It is about observing and reporting on known functions and
learning to be able to use certain methods across many different situations. Real
knowledge. Its a transfer of technology, which we can then use to cultivate and
refine our minds.
The process is similar to that of the physical. Follow a set of instructions and
observe the findings. The physical element observations were to do certain things
and then feel and observe the results. This is the same for the mind element.
FEEL what happens to you when your mental function changes. Then you are
not thinking all the time and you begins to see and feel how your mental function
changes in different situations.
There are 4 mental functions that your mind uses to make sense of the world:

THINKING.
INTENTION.
VISUALISATION.
AWARENESS.

Thinking
The practical process of doing things, for example adding up 1+2=4, or the many
thoughts that pass through us everyday. I have a doctors appointment at 2 and can
I park there? Where are my keys, have I left my phone at home?
Intention
The act of setting or doing a particular task. I wont chat today at work, so I can get
home quickly to cheer my wife up or I pick up and flick the remote to change TV
channels. My intention drives further actions.

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Visualisation
The act of imaging how something is going to happen. I spot a car pulling out as I
approach and I visualise if I will get there before it does or whether i need to slow
down to allow it to turn.
Awareness
The act of doing what I have already set my self to do with no distraction or
thought in my mind. No mind. I have a goal set and I am doing it with no conscious
effort. As Im walking home, I enjoy the evening sun, the breeze in the air, the smell
of the flowers I bought.

Now just knowing these functions is not enough. I need to understand them,
play with them and watch how I use them. Like the physical element I need to
know these inside out to be able to use them efficiently. Listening clearly to what
someone is telling you is awareness. If Im daydreaming it is not. If I am listening to
what is said, awaiting what is next, with no thoughts interfering with no apparent
effort, then I am aware. Meditation is just awareness, similar to the Physical
element. Meditation is not philosophy, that is thinking.
Body and mind interact, but to understand them clearly they need to be
understood separately. All this is underpinned by your Shen. The energy to support
mind activity. You may have good intention, but if you have been up 3 days with a
baby crying, tiredness both mentally and physically will affect your Shen and vice
versa. Youre actions will not be clear and smooth, but erratic and less controllable.
I had real difficulty getting to what was actually required of me in this mind element
to begin with. I was constantly thinking, how, what is it, do I do this etc. I wasnt
reporting the observations asked, that of how I feel when operating in different
mindsets. I was just thinking about how and when I used the 4 functions in everyday
actions. I redid this many times, my mind trying to work things out rather than
observe what was actually happening. I had a moment of clarity when I wasnt
thinking, I was just doing and noticed a change in state due to not thinking, just
observing what was happening.
I was riding home from a friend on my bike, flying down a hill, flowing between
obstacles, having a great time. Suddenly a car pulled out a way in front of me. I had
to brake hard and slow down quickly.
I felt a change in my body and this alerted me to the fact that Id changed from a
state of awareness (just riding, flowing) to one of thinking (why did he pull out, how
far is the car from me, I need to jump the kerb between me and him).
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Once this had happened, I resumed the ride home and just wanted to get back
safely and quickly, I just wanted to get home and was riding in an intentional state
of doing that. As I got close to home, I approached a junction with some buses
approaching. I realised I was riding and visualising what was going to happen,
would I get there before the bus?
The 4 mental functions are the different ways mentally that we can do the
same thing.

Observation 1
Observe your mental functions throughout the day and note which ones you use.
For example, in class this week, I had the guys start by doing the basic structural
tests of standing in YJGKM and receiving pressure on the chest. I explained a few
things to help, such as relax the ankle and foot, dont push forward to hold the force
but couple the feet down through the floor etc...at this point they are thinking...
going through the different introductions etc.
When they came to do the drill I just asked them to visualise that when receiving
pressure, they were being pushed down in to the floor....the more they were
pushed the deeper they are being driven into ground...visualisation.
When it came to chi sau, the only instruction was to have the intention of keeping
this feeling whilst rolling...intention.
Observation 2
See how your Shen underpins these actions. How is your mental function
supported by your underlying mental energy. Are you jumping from one mental
function to another? Can you settle into the correct state with ease and stability?
For example, I may have been called into a meeting at work to talk about my current
role and whether my performance is up to par.
Did I enter the meeting thinking about all the things that may happen if I get layed
off? Once in there, did I just react emotionally when challenged over a certain point
of argument?
Or did I enter with the intention of not having a confrontation or too really listen
to every point brought up? Did I actually talk, whilst really listening to the tone and
nuance of what they are saying to understand the real point of the meeting...are
they trying to get me to react, to incriminate myself etc
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MIND

So as we know, the 4 mental functions of the brain are intention, visualisation,


awareness and thinking. But this only describe the functions, not how to use them
in a stable way. If I just jump form one to another I am not using them properly or
most stably.
In the past in the shaolin temple, the first thing taught was that of the immobile
mind or heart. This was before any physical training. The mind was taught to be
unmovable and steady, so that it would remain calm under pressure. If I see a tiger,
I recognise its a tiger, I know its dangerous but it doesnt affect me internally and
make me mentally unstable. I just deal with the situation without fear clouding my
action or thought.
This immobile heart is the teaching of Buddhism. The teaching of Buddhism
has two parts, a first part of stability or Samadhi and the second part of wisdom
or Prajna. The proper training is to first develop Samadhi, so you are stable and
then and only then, to begin to contemplate that everything in the world
is impermanent.
Through this you attain detachment. When you are aware you are aware, when
you intend, you intend. You dont jump from one to another, you are stable. Then,
you contemplate this impermanence. We change our minds, daily, weekly. Its
impermanent, so you dont attach to it. We dont attach to our thoughts
Non attachment is a pretty girl walking past as Im talking to my wife. I dont get
myself in trouble by looking, it doesnt affect me internally and thus externally as
well Im not affected by whats happened.
The 3 states in the mind element are

SETTLED.
QUIET.
PEACEFUL.

Settled....
is like going to the cinema. I sit down, turn off my phone, take my coat off and watch
the trailers and adverts, waiting for the movie, not distracted by outside life. My
mind settles into the environment.
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MIND

Quiet...
is 15 mins in to the film. Im fully engaged with the film, nothing else is in my mind
except the film. Nothing distracts me. Im just watching the film, following the plot,
enjoying the special effects with no other thought. However be careful, as here
Im really attached to the film itself, I have the essence of quiet but attached to a
specific thing. True quiet is just true quiet without any needed outside influences.
Peaceful....
is quiet refined. Nothing wobbles me internally or externally. A bomb can go off,
I dont panic, I dont even wobble internally, I just pick the best exit and walk out.
Then go and get some food and have a good nights sleep. I know this was a terrible,
scary situation, but it has no affect on me. I just do the do.
For example, I decide to go for a bike ride. I get my gear, check the bike, attach
the footclips, work out my route. Ive started to settle by focusing on a singular
objective. I start to ride, getting warmed up, feeling the bike move under me, not
thinking about the route, just quiet. Someone pulls out on me or I take a wrong turn
and Im going to be late. No matter, I just carry on with my objective, enjoying a
nice, relaxed ride. I am peaceful.

Observation 3: Amitoufo
These states are developed by practising the Amitoufo. It isnt mystical or spiritual
or just sitting in a quiet room trying to be calm. Its just a set practice with
definable results.
Sit quietly and repeat the word Amitoufo, saying each syllable slowly and without
extra effort. Each part can take a second or longer with practice. I speak the
sounds with my mouth but make no sound. The sound is generated in my mind,
my physical body is moving in conjunction via my mouth and they are bringing all
my senses together. When I do this I begin to enter settle. With refinement I enter
quiet and with practice, peaceful. Do this 500,000 times to enter quiet.
When done with an open and loose body my Gung Fu begins here. Mind and body
working as one. Without this practise one cannot understand quiet or peaceful, you
are just trying to be that. This is doing a specific thing that generates the results
required.
To begin with your mind will jump and you may find you are saying the words out
loud or you may actually stop saying them as your mind wanders to whatever it is
its attracted to. Just come back to saying the sounds. Concentrating on the out
breathe, not worrying about breathing in, itll happen.
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MIND

You may be distracted by a physical thing, an itch, fidgeting. Just do the same
thing, come back to Amitoufo. Over time this will happen less and your mind will
become capable of not being offset in daily life when something unexpected
happens or the pressure builds. You can just choose the correct mental function
for the task with a quiet and settled mind. With a quiet mind, one can use the 4
functions with precision and clarity. Not just jumping from one to another. I can use
them to check my Shen, and if needed replenish it by Amitoufo practice.

6 CORE ELEMENTS

PHYSICAL

MIND

BREATHING

Qi

FORCE
FLOW

MOMENTUM

13 STATES

LIGHT

PEACEFUL

LOOSE

QUIET

OPEN

SETTLED

3 SYSTEM KEYS
Obey the laws of
Physics, Biomechanics
and Chinese medicine

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There are
different styles

There are variations


within these styles

MIND ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 1
I was riding home from a friend last night on my bike. I was riding downhill at speed, jumping curves, dodging
holes, all whilst just enjoying the experience and the warm evening. I was concentrated but not in a conscious
way, it was just happening...Awareness. I only know this, because I suddenly had to slow down due to a car
and a person suddenly appearing. I was brought out of my awareness. Now I was checking the car, the man,
the curb I was jumping, thinking about braking right now...Thinking. I continued riding down the hill with a
clear road and now just wanted to get home as it was late...Intention. Near my house there is a complicated
junction, as I approached I saw cars on my left and a bus on my right. If I went now I could see that the cars
wouldnt get to me and Id clear the bus in a few moments before hand, visualisation. I rode the rest of the
way home anticipating things...looking for the next gap to bunny hop, planning how ill jump it as I approach.
Visualising.
The majority of the rest of the evening I was in a thinking state, my wife had a headache. How could I help
her, tablets, advising her to go to bed, did she need anything. Trying to solve things. Before I went to bed, I
watched a little of the Tour de France bike race. I initially just had the intention of watching the race so switch
channels, but its an action packed race with many incidents. I realise Im watching it, imagining how Id react
to the events. Would I get off my bike and run like the leader did after a crash to the finish, would I punch the
spectator who caused it? Visualisation. The commentators begin talking about all the different factors that
caused it, how would it affect the final result...mentally its not me picturing myself in the scene I see anymore,
Im now aware, just waiting for them to give me more info. I was now not visualising as I watched the same
footage...I was listening to the commentators. Aware.
Today I have been working on a design project at work, 3d animation and modelling. When Im given the work,
my immediate action is to think. How long do I have to do this, how many images is required, what is it they
want me to do and I dont think there is enough time to do it all. Im under a bit of pressure to get it all done and
I start to just jump from one thought to another. I eventually start to work and I am in a visualisation state. On
a macro level of visualising how long each job will take, what will I do if I runout of time etc. On a micro level of
if I need to make this shape, visualising the stages to get there. During the process I can go minutes when I
am just doing, grabbing shapes, adding dynamics without any proceeding thought. I just do. Awareness. I get
distracted by people now and again asking questions. Im listening to them, but Ive also got ideas in my head
so Im not really aware of what they are saying. Im thinking of them, ideas, I need to get back to work. Thinking.
I trained and sparred a student tonight. Hes only had a few lessons and wanted to experience really letting his
hands go and trying to fully knock me out, to gain some insights. My intention was to help him grow by letting
him go full bore, without the stress of someone fighting back. I wanted to give him some different scenarios
so I visualised just covering up, clinching and giving him close body force, and striking back lightly. In the first
two phases I was thinking about what I was doing whilst maintaining the original intentional..ie not killing him.
He was going full force, but I did not feel vulnerable so I stayed in that state. When I was striking back, because
you are more open to be hit when striking, more so than covering and absorbing, I switched unconsciously to
fully aware. If I got hit I got hurt. Fight mode, but still with the same intention. I never switched to hurting him
and leaving that state. Whenever its really on Im aware...Ive learnt you get hurt when you think. Rely on the
training youve already done when you have to be aware. Its like your fight homework, that appears when your
in an exam.
Whenever I walk through a door at work, this last few weeks Ive done it with the goal of improving my Gung fu
by practising the physical element tasks. I didnt know it at the time, but Ive been using different mind states,
as I felt a change today. I approach the door a majority of the time in an intentional state, that of to open the
door using open bows. But this often changes and becomes a thinking state where Im thinking of my left
ankle bow is tense, why did I do that, shoulder bow feels loose, next time Ill do it better. Today as I approached
there was lady walking down the stairs the other side. As I opened the door I was visualising if she needed me
to keep it open or if she was too far away. I did the same action but was in a different mind state when I did it.
Ive noticed I am generally in a thinking state. The last few years I have made the effort to really listen when
someone talks to me, rather than answer in my head or verbally with my own thoughts. This I have done by
having the intention when someone talks to me of looking in their eyes and maintaining eye contact. I often
enter a scenario or situation in an intentional state but revert to thinking. I have had moments trying a trick
on the bike, when I am visualising the next big jump as I approach with the intention of jumping and at the last
minute pull out due to thinking and worry etc. I know if I just do it its ok as Ive done it before, but my thinking
mind stops me. If I approach with the intention of ignoring my mind I just do it. I mentioned my bjj session
last week that went really well. I now realise I approached it and spent the whole lesson predominantly in an
intentional state. I never really wavered and that intention was to just roll with no thought of specific technique
and to do it with a loose body. My mind never got in the way and I felt energised afterwards. It was effortless.
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MIND ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 2
Last night I had to go and see a friend a short ride away. It was late but I was happy to do it. The ride would be
fun, it can be tricky and I need to concentrate as its a little dangerous but my awareness and intentional state
were good so my Shen was robust and supportive. I got home late watched some TV and went to bed late.
This morning I was very cloudy, took me ages to get my thoughts together and I fiddled on the train flicking
from the news, to the view, to what I needed to do today. My Shen was depleted and the momentary energy
from a coffee soon made me feel worse.
I got to work and reluctantly began. Its a Friday so Im normally full of beans but not today. During the morning
I felt better and managed to achieve a fair amount. I could concentrate for long periods and felt clear headed.
My Shen felt it could support me for short periods, but not prolonged mental exertion. After lunch I went to a
spare room and had a quick nap. I returned to work much better. My Shen felt replenished. Sat here now late,
Im struggling to write this report without going back and forth. My Shen is waning and I know Ill have another
sleep on the long train journey home. Hopefully my Shen will be replenished enough to deal with my wife whos
not well...we live in hope.
Observation 3
Wednesday afternoon
10 mins lying down...eyes closed
My Mind kept jumping to other things regularly, each time I return to the Amitoufo. Stopped staying it twice
about equidistant apart without realising ...just became aware I was just lying there not saying anything. I had
a tendency to quicken the length of the words during the 4 sounds..Ah was longer than To or Fu. Time went
quick. When I stopped I was sharp minded, clear and precise in my actions mentally.
15 mins standing...eyes closed
Mind kept jumping but only sporadically and not too often. Didnt stop saying it and repeated the Amitoufo
throughout. Without thought, was saying it slowly and equally length wise on each syllable. Feel clear headed
energised, head feels emptier and lighter, less tension around eyes as Ive been working on my computer
beforehand
20 mins lying down...eyes open
I have less thoughts appearing in my head. I only stop once and realise Im just lying there quietly. My eyes
dont deviate from relaxed focus. Pain appears and dissipates in r elbow after 5 mins. Itch appears and
dissipates in l elbow after 5 mins. I noticed them, then just returned to Amitoufo..I was focusing on the words
but could feel the discomfort...this dissipated without any thought to make it. Sharp and crisp mentally
afterwards.
Thursday lunchtime
20 mins standing....eyes closed.
I have thoughts still appearing, but I recognise it quicker and return to Amitoufo. Time went very quickly. Each
syllable is now said with the same amount of time...especially to fu. Hard day at work, I was tired and muddled
as I started ..brain feels like its had a wash after...much clearer and less jumbled thoughts...feels like a duvet
has been lifted off my head...cooler. Squatted down afterwards as it had been 20 mins...super relaxed and
loose. When I returned to my desk, I opened doors and moved loosely without consciously intending to...
noticeable physical loosening
Thursday early evening
10 mind seated...eyes open
I start and recite the Amitoufo...I soon start to drop off to sleep. I stop, wait 10 mins..then start again.This time I
drop off immediately and wake when my alarm rings.I feel a bit cloudy in my head but I feel energised in my body.
After each practice so far I feel mentally clearer and my head seems to be less muddled...thoughts are still
there, but they seem to be in structured and organised...when I think of things that had previously made me
feel worried or unstable, I still think of these things but they are what theyre are and it wobbles me less...the
last few times I have experienced an amount of loosening physically afterwards

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BREATHING ELEMENT

BREATHING

In 6133 practice it is important to follow the sequence correctly, Physical,


Mind, Breathing etc. If not, one is building an unstable foundation and not fully
knowledgeable base, which is not correct or scientific. First the Physical, then the
Mind, then the Breathing. In internal arts they say if the mind is quiet, the breathing
will be natural, but this will only be achieved if the physical body is open.
Observation 1
Do 50 jumping lunges or something that makes your breath audible to your ears.
Do enough to hear that the physical effort has caused you to breath out loud.
Report the findings. Breath will be laboured, with noise emitted.
If I can hear my breath, my body is in a chaotic state and I cant be in the physical
state of Open, Loose and Light, and my mind Settled or Quiet. No internal art
promotes this and it will cause long term problems. Avoid doing this. This the
state of Sound.
Observation 2
Do your SNT, but do it as such that you hold each breath a little too long, trying
too hard, straining your breath somewhat. Observe how this feels. Breath will be
strained, with added force and effort.
This causes stagnation and will cause long term damage if done over a long period
as its not natural and causes stagnation in the chest. This is Panting.
Observation 3
Record how your breath is during daily life. Working at the computer, talking etc.
This is how most people breath. Even then due to stress, you may revert back to
panting. Go back an element and self check to see the causes. Is my mind quiet..
no? Go back another element..is my body open? This is normal chest breathing.
Not laboured or stressed but generally high in the chest.
Observation 4
Lie down, flat on the floor and observe how your breath is. Is it laboured, is it deep
without effort. Concentrate on the hips, and the pelvic to groin area runnning down
to your butt. Feel the rise and natural fall of the abdomen. When I lay down my body
can breath in its open state with a settled mind and one will properly abdominal
breath. This is most efficient and is the one you want to practice and attain in
everyday life. This is the breathing state of the internal arts.
This increases my lung capacity 2-5 times and massages my internal organs as well,
which is very beneficial. My whole body breathes in a deep and replenishing way. I
take less breathes, with a bigger volume intake. It can drop from 16-10 breathes a
minute to 5-10 with practice. This is lower body or full body breathing.
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These 4 observations teach you to be able to sense where abouts in the framework
you are at any point. By laying down my body is in the open state and so I can
breathe with full body and a quiet mind. Now I have this base and framework, I know
what is actually happening. If I find my breathing becomes high in my chest, is my
mind quiet? If my mind is quiet and settled, is my body open?
So the 4 states in the Breathing element are

SOUND.
PANTING.
NORMAL CHEST.
FULL LOWER BODY.
So like the physical and mind before this, I now have a fully understood and
manageable system that I can use when needed, with absolute precision.

6 CORE ELEMENTS
PHYSICAL

MIND

BREATHING

Qi

FORCE
FLOW

MOMENTUM

13 STATES
LIGHT

PEACEFUL

FULL LOWER
BODY
NORMAL
CHEST

LOOSE

QUIET
PANTING

OPEN

SETTLED

SOUND

3 SYSTEM KEYS
Obey the laws of
Physics, Biomechanics
and Chinese medicine
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There are
different styles

There are variations


within these styles

BREATHING ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 1
When I finish I am breathing noisily and with a natural emphasis on the exhale. I notice there is a large
physical movement of my stomach out and in. Initially after finishing there is a large vibrational quality in my
head and ears. I soon begin to recover after 20 seconds or so...there comes a point when it suddenly feels
like all the internal effort flows away and Im left calm with soft breathing in my abdomen.
Observation 2
Initially I feel ok, but after a few breathes, when I inhale it feels hollow and empty in the stomach with room
for air, but my chest feels like a pumped up ball. It feels blocked and wont allow air past. Like trying to blow
up a ball already inflated. It feels like im holding onto something internally. The exhale feels like a sudden
release of tension and then there is tightness in the hip and pelvic area. It feels like Im always trying to
catch my breathe up.
Observation 3
Sitting at the computer I have long periods of abdominal breathing. This is my general state, though if
under a little stress I can catch myself chest breathing. In class tonight I was mostly abdominal breathing.
If asked a question I have to think about, I find I can be holding my breath whilst thinking. Also I was doing
some ykt1 this morning and got disturbed by someone waning a chat. Rather than come out of my
standing position, I just stayed there talking monitoring my breath. At all times it was lower body breathing.
Observation 4
There is no thought to but I am lower abdomen breathing calmly and softly. There is a rise and fall of my
stomach with no intention to. I have a strong sensation in my inner hip crease on both sides. Slowly I feel a
tingly connection from the front inner hip crease running around to and under the perineum. The whole 10
mins feels great.

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QI ELEMENT

QI

There are 12 meridians or energy channels in the body and they are located thus:
3 outer arm yang meridians which run along the outer body from fingers to head
3 inner arm yin meridians which run along the inner body from chest to finger
3 outer leg yang meridians which run along the outer body from head to feet
3 inner leg yin meridians which run along the inner body from toe to chest

The practice is to first massage 3 arm yin and yang meridians....then 3 leg yin and
yang meridians:
Observation 1
Arm yin meridians
Right hand massages whilst exhaling along arm yin meridians from chest to fingers.
Just wait for the breathe, dont force it. If my exhale is long, then massage slowly,
then inhale and massage from fingers to head (or shoulder for ease of control for
beginner)
This massages Qi from chest to fingers and back to head, synchronising Qi flow
with breathe. Thus, one side exhale and inhale, then the other side exhale and
inhale is one repetition. Repeat this 8 times. This is one set. When finished each
set relax and observe body and lower abdominal breathing.
Leg yin meridians
Both hands follow the meridians and massage the leg 3 outer yang meridians from
head to feet on the inhale and then the 3 inner yin meridians from toe to chest on
the exhale. This helps the circulation and resets the 3 arm and leg meridians.
This massages Qi from head to feet and back to head, synchronising Qi flow with
breathe. Thus, one side exhale and inhale, then the other side exhale and inhale is
one repetition. Repeat this 8 times. This is one set. When finished each set relax
and observe body and lower abdominal breathing.
You can then repeat these sets for 4 to 8 times.
Using Yi or intention to move Qi is advanced, so we use our intention to move our
hands which we can see and control (look at the brightest star, not heaven) to
massage the Qi. We are then moving the Qi indirectly via the physical intention of
moving our hands
We use this method as using intention or Yi to move Qi is advanced and needs to be
trained and can be detrimental if not done correctly. Too heavy Yi can cause heat
and burn away Qi. Too light and were not actually really doing anything.
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QI

Do it before bed or it can be done in the morning or if one gets emotional, angry,
stressed or worked up. It helps to regulate and reset the body. Its been practiced
in ancient China for many years, for good health and vitality, by stimulating the 12
meridians.
Ancient martial arts have 2 parts. The first is too strengthen the body and this
massage does this. The martial part is covered also. The yang meridians run from
hand to head, then the yang leg meridians run from head to legs. When I receive
force on my hand, I can absorb that force along the yang meridians using my Qi flow
and run it along my arm to my chest and down my legs. This can be done without
using the foot bow. I can then run the reaction force back up my ying meridians
through my legs, chest and back through the arms. So I now have the 7 bows,
breathing and Qi flow at my disposal to handle force. No tension, dynamic, fluid,
systematically and scientifically correct.
So the 3 states in the Qi element are

READINESS/PREPARE.
This is about having a solid ability to handle the first 3 core elements, the
observations and the reports. The ready state is being open and loose in body,
settled and quiet in mind, and natural in breathe.

SURFACE.
Is when the first state is repeatable at will. It may rise and come to the surface
when being in the ready state, but I can call on it at will. It may rise naturally when
being open or loose, but it is unstable. If I am stable and able to enter this state at
will, I can remain in this state.

INTENTION/VISUALISATION.
The third state is handling of Qi flow with intention along the yin and yang
meridians. Similar to the Qi element massage exercises but controlled with my
mind not physical hand massage.

These 3 states cannot be done with just knowledge. You have to be able to do it
to know it. Whatever is unstable is not there. My whole body has to be ready for it
to surface and stable for it to be called on at will. If I cant Im not ready for that
level yet.
But what is more important is not this. Its refining my Gung Fu by concentrating
and practicing the first 3 core elements. If I do this I will prepare and ready myself
naturally for the 4th Qi element and all it holds.
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QI

In the internal arts most people dont understand the first 3 core elements and
the first 10 states. People talk about Qi this and Qi that, but they have no base
understanding of whats really happening. Pay attention to the first 3 elements.
Dont worry about the 4th element, it will come if I refine the first 3. Dont chase
sensations in the body. Dont chase the warm feelings generated, its a false dawn.
If I use to much intention it can burn the Qi away. Just focus on the brightest star.
Loose, quiet, natural. Why make it hard? Forget about it. If I try to concentrate
for example on my third eye, I dont really know or understand it. So I focus on
my imagined third eye, have too much heavy intention and tenseness and cause
stagnation inside. The eyes are linked to the liver, so I cause to much heat and drain
my Shen. Not good!!! Dont do it.
So in conclusion...
I know there are 12 meridians, 3 states of ready, surface and lead with the mind....
but pay attention to the first 3 core elements (loose, quiet, natural) and how to
handle them stably. If I do this my body will correct itself naturally. So by doing
the physical massage I start to gain a feeling and understanding of leading the Qi
to unblock temporary blockages. We dont know fully or how to handle the next
states, but this gives us a door to understanding the Qi element by physical action.
Im not looking for the spirit and all the other magic. I am doing scientific actions of
being loose in body, quiet in mind and natural in breathing.
The first 3 elements help the 4th and vice versa...they are one and the same.
Everything affects and informs everything else. The minimum is to handle the first
3 elements to enter the 4th. But dont search for the 4th...refine the first 3 and the
4th will come.
But if you have the first 3 elements you have a good basic understanding and a
platform to grow from. Without these its guesswork and floundering. Step by step
not jumping around. There are 13 states in the 6 core elements, 3 in the physical
(open, loose, light), 3 in the mind element (settled, quiet, peaceful) and 4 in the
breathing element (sound, panting, normal, lower or full body). If you know these
you can sense them, detect them and know the direction and boundary of them.
The 3 states of the 4th element, the Qi element (ready, surface, handling Qi flow
with mind) cannot be touched without good handling of the first 3 core elements.
We have covered the first 4 elements of the 6133. The physical, mind, breathing
and Qi flow. These are the engine or body of the art. The last 2 parts, force flow and
momentum are the applications of the art. You need both of these parts for a full or
complete art. You need to refine the Gung Fu of both parts to fully know the art.

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QI

6 CORE ELEMENTS

PHYSICAL

MIND

BREATHING

Qi

FORCE
FLOW

MOMENTUM

13 STATES

LIGHT

PEACEFUL

FULL LOWER
BODY

INENTION

NORMAL
CHEST
LOOSE

QUIET

SURFACE
PANTING

OPEN

SETTLED

SOUND

READINESS

3 SYSTEM KEYS
Obey the laws of
Physics, Biomechanics
and Chinese medicine

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There are
different styles

There are variations


within these styles

CHI ELEMENT
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 1
Arm meridian massage
After completing the first set, I sit and observe my body for some minutes. There is a feeling of looseness
in my body and my mind feels more settled than when I began. Ive stopped thinking about what to do in
class later and my body feels refreshed. This feeling increases after each set. There is a tingly and open
sensation throughout my body with slightly more to the outside or yang side of my body. I stand and
observe some more. My body is loose or open, even my ankle bow which can be tight soon releases and I
feel great to be fair.
Leg meridian massage
Similarly after the first set, my legs feel light and more connected to my body than before. The length of
the movement up and down the whole body means in order to not stress my breathing, I have to move my
hands slightly quicker that the arm massage. After the 4 sets my legs feel light whilst sitting and loose. Very
pleasurable. When I stand I have the same feeling as after the arm massage whilst standing...loose, settled,
relaxed...my body feels alive, my mind is way quieter than before the 2 sets of massage..
Throughout all the movements my breathe was lower abdominal breathing without thought...body felt
loose without tension...wow thats a great homework! Many thanks Si Bak Gung for that...most enjoyable
and productive.

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BALANCED LIVING

BALANCED LIVING

The learnings so far has enabled us to install and understand 4 sensors in our
being...body, mind, breathing and Qi flow. The Qi flow is really 1/2 or 1/4 of a sensor
at the moment, as it grows and develops with refinement of the first 3 elements.
Once we have installed these sensors we can use them at every instance. How is
the body, the mind, the breathing at any point in our life? Not just doing WC but
at any point? In time, one will be able to sense the 4th element intuitively. For the
moment reference the first 3 elements...theres a lot of info to download from the
body, mind and breathing if you are aware and understand them. With these first
3 elements you can begin to live your life in a more balanced, efficient and holistic
way. Below are some examples of how you can improve your lifestyle and quality of
living through 6133:
Training and growing
There is a difference between the two. This is important to understand. When we
train we open or clear the pipes of our system. We clear or dredge the canal of
obstructions. Everything begins to flow more smoothly. However, you need to refill
or top up the tank or reservoir that provides the water in the system or it will run
dry. This is growing. Training without growing will deplete and cause problems.
You need time to grow after training. Update the software without damaging
the hardware.
Things to avoid or be careful of
Coffee, coke, soft drinks etc...these drain our body energy. Like an oil lamp, if the
light dims and we just pull out more filament to keep the light going, the filament
will become dry and run out eventually. Refill the oil (Shen) rather than doing this.
Grow rather than drain.
After sex do not train at all for 6 hrs..
and 1 or 2 hr before do not train. When I train, I connect all my circuits and I need
time to recharge my battery afterwards. If I then have sex I empty my battery. This
is not good. Just think about it like the oil lamp or battery circuit.
After 40 yrs of age...
avoid any exercise etc that causes the first 2 breathing states...sound or panting.
This stresses the body. Only the young should do this and even then, not everyone
should. If at any stage I am not in the loose, quiet, natural breathing state, go back a
stage to see why and rectify it...and then a stage more if needed.
Temperature
Dont train in extreme cold or heat. When I wake up, dont sit straight up. When
I practice Amitoufo etc, dont get up quickly or move quickly afterwards. Dont
shock my body, do things gradually. Avoid wind, it can enter my body and cause
problems inside. Wear proper, wind resistant clothing.
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No cold drinks with food


It causes the food to go sludgy or gluey. It requires more energy to break down the
food and drinks etc. 30 or 40 mins before or after training, do not eat.
If I cannot sleep...
sit up and do Amitoufo. Quiet my mind and I will go to sleep. Dont stay up all night
and sleep in late to get to sleep. Do my Amitoufo instead. The body has a cycle,
dont mess with it. This will unbalance my body, mind, breathing, Qi flow etc...
Eat less meat...
2/3 days a week eat veggie. Only eat to 70 percent full, dont stress my stomach.
In ancient China this is how people balanced their life.

INTERNAL TRAINING AND LIFE IS ONE.


ITS NOT ABOUT SETTING A SCHEDULE...
ITS ABOUT TRAINING WITH OUR 4
SENSORS EVERYDAY, AT ALL TIMES.

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OBSERVATIONS
For the last few years Ive had a sense somethings not been right, Id sensed Id become too unbalanced.
In many facets of my life Id been on the right track to rectify this, sometimes doing the right things, but
theyve been random shots of hope rather than a framework of accountable functions. Thus even if I was
doing the right thing at the right time, as I didnt have a reference or supporting system, I didnt truly know
if they were working. Rather than sending up random rockets to outer galaxies, I now just send a specific
space shuttle to the stars within our solar system that I can see and know and then return with readings
and samples I know and understand. At any point I can refer to states and elements within a known system,
that give me known results and known stages to go back to if these results dont achieve what i need them
to. Just knowing I have this system to fall back on, removes all the guesswork and thrashing around in my
own mind, which is never good.
The best way to show this is to give a few examples of how I handled certain situations in my daily life since I
began the 6133.
My daily commute involves a 2.5 hr train journey there and back. It can be tiring, busy and stressful with the
amount of people in London. Ive tried many things to help me cope with this. Meditate on the train, think
about my body structure in crowds, just try not to get irritated. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not. Now
however I have a cupboard of tested and structured techniques to use. Both physical, mental and breathing
wise. I can walk through a crowd of people with the intention of having and being aware of open ankle
bows for example. This gives me a specific, result known (through the observations ) objective to follow.
Now I dont get affected by the crowds as Im focusing on a specific goal. Its not me just trying to stay
calm. I remain calm through objectified methods. If I lose my calm, is it my breathing thats gone screwy? If
thats ok have I been mentally offset by the girl walking past? If thats ok are my ankles actually open? Ive
become less disturbed by the idiotic things people do without being aware of themselves. If someones
headphones are loud and obtrusive, its my mind being disturbed, I can do my Amitoufo to settle it. This
system or sensors, now flag warnings when things go wrong, and as Im now more aware and know where
they live in the system, I can adjust accordingly. Its not just me getting angry or upset...now I sense my
breath is noisy, my mind is scrambling or my shoulders are closed and tight. Then I can work back to the
element before and address the issue there...its not just me knowing Im getting unbalanced and trying
random things to solve it.
Last week, whilst away from my wife, our cat became ill and had to be taken to the vets. It may seem a little
thing, but its my wifes first pet and out first pet together. I was a days journey away and my wife was in
tears...unsettling. Instead of shutting it off or getting stressed, I had the intention of getting home quickly,
with an open body and natural breathing. I had to stand for 3 hrs in the train...I turned this to my advantage
and just stood with open ankles, a quiet mind and natural breathing. This stopped me just thinking,
thinking, thinking...and thus getting more upset and angry at the packed train. The next 2 days where
tough. We found out he had cancer and had a few days to live. Throughout it all, my main intention was to
not try to shut things out like I normally do...but to have an open body with natural breathing...that was
my main focus. Ive never cried so much, ridiculous for a small cat. However the openness I experienced
allowed to be quiet of mind in the toughest of times. We had him for 6 hrs at home at deaths door..and
the last hour I knew I had to take him to the vets to be put down. That last hour could of been upsetting
and I wouldnt of remembered that time with him. However I experienced and enjoyed this last time as
I remained settled and just focused on smooth, natural breathing and enjoying every last minute. I let
emotions come and go, not attaching or trying to make them permanent. Sadness, joy, love all came and
passed...and even though outwardly I was emotional, internally I felt quiet and settled.
There is a set of exercises called flofit by someone called Scott Sonnon...a series of 7 movements. Ive
done them in the past and the instruction is to do them in a relaxed manner to improve body flow and
mobility. He talks about controlling the breathe, smooth movement etc. I havent done them in a while and
revisited them with a 6133 perspective...wow. The difference in doing them with specific feedback gained
by the course, was amazing. I could do the more advanced set having not done them in a year or so, my
breathe was natural, my mind was clear due to having a set intention of being aware of every joint and for
the first time I could feel the reaction force my body generated in each movement. It was effortless. Any
body movement I do now is referred back to 6133... Its not about pushing through the blockages anymore,
its about opening the pathways to remove them.
In summary the best way of describing before and after 6133 is to say Im removing blockages from life
and wc in general. I can do this as I now have a framework that describes any problems and prescribes
the known answers to them. Before this my mind and body were full of mental and physical blockages...it
now feels like Im dredging the canal and filling it up with fresh, clean water from a source I know and trust
through scientific observations.
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FLOW ELEMENT

STRENGTH/FORCE FLOW

So far we have studied the first 4 elements or the body of the art. These give us an
understanding of ourselves and our bodies, which is the foundation needed before
looking at the martial applications which are included in the next two elements.
With an understanding of our mind, body, breathing and a little Qi flow knowledge
gained through study of the arm and leg, yin and yang meridians, I have the
foundation needed to begin study of force flow and momentum handling.
Many martial systems have no understanding of this, which leads to problems
and health issues. If I have a basic knowledge of these things, I will have an open
body, quiet mind, natural breathing and Qi will flow readily. I will thus begin my
movements always to the left, balancing, regulating and tying my Qi flow to my
blood flow. I train in a healthy correct way at all times.
Strength, force flow and momentum handling are the crux of combat. If you do
not know and understand these things, you are just following a set of instructions
related to which ever martial art you do, using a body engine that you do not
understand and with a mind full of questions and anomalies. Specifically related to
WC, people have assumptions of what strength, force flow and momentum are.
Through observation, my body can actually feel and sense what they are. Strength
in Cantonese is Lik, force flow is Jing. Power cannot be generated from thin air
like magic, it has to be generated or derived from somewhere. Either from the
opponent or from yourself. I can borrow his power as he pushes me away for
example or I can generate power myself through weight, gravity, muscles and
tendons.

Observation 1

SELF GENERATED POWER


I can generate power by either using my muscles and tendons or by using gravity.
Clench your fist and see how power is generated by using your muscles and
tendons. Explore doing it slowly, fast or gradually. How does it feel?
Secondly, if I drop my weight onto a bed etc, my body exerts force on the bed via
weight and gravity. Explore this by doing it slowly, fast, gradually etc. People use
this power everyday without realising it when walking. They dont realise how much
force they generate with their 100 pounds of weight. This is a much more efficient
way of generating force and takes far less effort than that of using muscles and
tendons to manually generate power.

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Observation 2

COUPLING
This is the ability and knowledge to be able to transmit and transfer power back and
forth from your opponent or the floor through your body.
To be able to understand force flow this is a must. Place a sponge on the wall and
gently press your palm on it and press into the wall. Explore the transference of
power between your palm and the wall. How does it change with pressure, angle or
time etc.
Begin with the palm and then place it under the feet and do the same thing. Explore
how it changes with weight and gravity. To able to do this to your opponent, one
needs to investigate and understand this. In time you can use this coupling on any
part of the body, chest, arm, shoulder etc, but to begin with just use your palm for
ease of reference,
Observation 3

ACTION/ REACTION FORCE


Every action has a reaction and thus do the same observation but pay attention
to the force returned to you via the wall. The initial press into the wall is the action
force, the returning force to your palm is the reaction force. One needs to know
and understand this to be able to handle force flow. Without it, its just blind hitting
and striking.
Observation 4

STRENGTH
This is tensing your whole body and using that supporting structure to deliver
power into something. Like pushing a car, I tense my supporting structure and
drive it through my hands to the car. People talk about structure in wc and this is
what they are generally referring to. Structure is NOT force flow.
First observation is to tense your whole body, place your hands on the wall and
push into it. Explore how to is feels.
Secondly, form a fist and with a tense body carefully punch the wall through the
sponge. Observe the trajectory of the body because of this. I have to move
my whole frame to punch with my fist, as the body is tensed into one solid unit.
Notice that I am only concerned with the action force, not the reaction force
when using strength.

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When doing the strength element observations...the pressing and punching of the
wall with a sponge and your palm and fist, notice that you are only aware and care
for the action force, not the resulting reaction force.
I am using my strength to support my structure, which I have to then send on a
trajectory to either drive my fist forward or to keep activated to support the press.
Both is body type handling or action force type. Whenever there is an action force,
there is also a reaction force generated. I am not paying attention to the reaction
force returned to me when using this body type, and this can actually be used
against me. The force can be returned and used to bounce back my body. Also to
counter this reaction force, more strength is then used to overpower this, which
can be neither efficient or successful.
If I repeat the action force/reaction force observation with a loose body, when I
generate an action force with my muscles etc against the wall, the reaction force
is returned into and handled by my body. If I twist my palm slightly, with my palm
rotating outwards, the reaction force flows back through my body. The more
pressure the more rotation. If I lock my arm, no force flow. Spirally drill my palm in,
with all bows loose. Without the physical element understanding, I cannot know
definitively what this is and thus cannot know for sure the process described. The
more pressure generated by spirally drilling in, the greater force flow received,
which then flows back through my body.
There are two forces here...the action force going up through my arm generated
by me, and the reaction force coming back through my arm to my shoulder. The
path it follows, from my shoulder to elbow to wrist to palm, back through my wrist,
elbow and shoulder is the Force Flow Path.
If I tense my wrist, I block the path and it becomes strength. The same for my
elbow, if I make it rigid the flow is blocked and becomes strength. The more I spiral
pressure with loose body, the more the flow is sent back up my arm. When I press,
the force flow is timed back through my arm. Each bow is activated as it flows
back along my arm to my body. It is sequenced, progressively through my palm,
wrist, elbow, shoulder. It is sequenced or timed strength using the bows in a loose
manner. If I tense, the lock gate is shut, allowing no water to flow. Its stuck in the
canal. If progressively open each gate one by one in sequence, the water flows
along the canal.
This is how to play with force flow. One can do this with the whole body, but one
needs to start at the beginning. Look for the star, not the universe. I now know
clearly the difference between strength and force flow.

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When spiral pressuring with my palm and a loose body, my body does not move
much. There is a little to self generate the action force, but nowhere near as much
as the body type action. Body is dealing with trajectory, force flow is dealing with
the force flow path. One is physical, one is using the force. The physical body
type takes time to move the body, whilst the force flow can inject with little body
movement at all. This is inch power, force flow type. No pull back, just injection.
There are two types of injection..
Action force injection
When I push in with my lose body, I self generate and inject action force into the
wall, and I get a returning reaction force.
Reaction force injection
When an opponent generates an action force on me and I borrow and let it flow
using the force flow path through me and generate the reaction force back
upwards into my opponent. Get someone to press on my palm continuously, spiral
the wrist, arm etc and observe the action force and the reaction force returned
back towards him. The internal arts predominantly use this sort of force play. I can
also use the action force play, by sending an action force into my opponent and
using the reaction force to bounce my body back. But it is normally the reaction
force play that people talk about when force flow.
Observation 5
Observe and report the action force/reaction force generated and the two types of
injection via the palm press into the wall.
At intermediate level, one can take the incoming force, guide it to the floor and feet
and guide it back up towards the opponent. But for now just concern myself with
the palm, arm and shoulder. This is the basics of force flow that one must know,
to play be able to play with it. When all 7 bows are loose, one can play with force
flow path across the whole body. One can use the chest to couple, direct the force
down and back upwards again to my opponent. If you take pressure on the chest,
you can spiral torque the force down and back up again with effortless ease.
This is the basics needed to be able to play with the force flow when doing chi sau.
Sensing, flowing and injecting. When someone pushes into my hands in chi sau Ill
know its strength and thus what to do. If it is force flow, then ill know he is playing
force flow too, so Ill now what to do. This is chi sau. It is this listening to the force
flow, knowing if its strength or force flow. Hiding how Im using my force flow. I can
take his action force and just let it to the floor without returning the reaction force,
by manipulating the feet bows, using my feet like a sucker.

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OBSERVATIONS
OBSERVATION 1
POWER GENERATION
Clenching fist
When clenching my fist slowly, initially there is little force generated and a relatively big amount of joint
movement inwards. As I squeeze more the force increases and there is less joint movement inwards (like
banging in a nail, lots of movement to start and easy to drive in nail, as it gets deeper more resistance and
less easy to drive nail...more work less result). It feels like the outer layers of my body are being compressed
towards the center and my bones etc. To clench it again I have to make a definite intention to release the
pressure. Also I can initially just use the hand and wrist muscles and tendons to clench, but I can then
activate my forearm to add extra force in sequence. I can also squeeze with impulse over a short period
of time..pulsing. Here I dont experience the pressure build up and I dont have to have a definite intention
to release it, it just does of its own accord. I have a lesser sense of the muscle being wrapped around the
bone. I can clench my fist both ways, but I can also tighten each finger individually to close the fist and then
do the same to release. In all aspects it feels like an inward pressure pulling the skin and tissue together in a
more dense way.
Gravity
When I sit down on the bed and then lay down slowly, there is a slow and gradual increase in force against
the surface. There is an exponential decrease in depth of force transmitted if Im correct terminology
wise...ie like in the first observation, a large to small actual distance, depth wise of force on the surface as
I increase drop to sitting. Ive posted a pic to help illustrate. Also the force feels like it spreads outwards as
well as down. There is little or no sense of bouncing back off the surface as well.
When I sit down quickly the force feels like its travels more distance and in a much smaller circumference or
distance outwards..a smaller, sharper effect. There is a marked increase of bounce back generated by the
surface on me...I bounce off the surface.
OBSERVATION 2
COUPLING
Palm
At start of press or play, with slow gradual pressure exerted on sponge, the pressure is felt on the outer
part of hand..as I increase load it spreads to my whole palm...feels like my hand is a plunger top, the pushing
the surface outwards. When I press quickly it feels more central. Also when I pulse I dont need to think
about releasing, it just does, when I do it slowly I have to consciously release it. I can also do it slowly then
fast, or fast and the slow. More outward to inward and inward to outward force generated. I can also do
this and hold the force there, I have to consciously release if I want to stop this. Further I can play upwards,
downwards, rotationally...in all directions. The force entered is continually changing and fluxing. The
surface feels pliant and alive.
Foot
Similar to the palm...initially outer foot exerting force then more towards center...when drop my
weight slowly and increase load, same force increases through centre of foot bow...foot feels like it
splurging outwards. If I do it quickly, feels more acute and across a smaller surface area. I can play in all
directions..360degrees...I can issue force like a clock with both feet..6pm, 11.05pm etc...same directions,
opposite, off angle...
OBSERVATION 3
ACTION/REACTION FORCE
Palm
The more I press, there is a returning force back to my hand. More centrally the more force exerted. When I
press on the upper palm, there is a returning reaction force against the lower palm...like a seesaw or scales.
If I press fast with impulse, the force returned seems to bounce off my hand. If I press slowly, it goes deeper
and further up my hand and arm.
Foot
I experience a similar set of findings to the palm. With two areas of force, I can play in all directions and with
opposite force...like a clock again.
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OBSERVATIONS
OBSERVATION 4
STRENGTH
Ob 1 wall press
I tense my body and press the wall with my palm. The force feels trapped in my hand, to issue into the wall
I have to drive my body structure through my arm. The pressure on the wall doesnt feel like it spreads
outwards. There is little sense of any force being returned, or at least if there is, the tenseness in my arm is
stopping me feel it.
Ob 2 punch
I tense my body and punch the wall with my fist. To move my fist forwards I have to drive my body again to
project my fist. To repeat this I have to then retract my shoulder and body, before doing the same again.
My fist bounces off the wall, rather than penetrating as such. I can only punch for a certain amount of time,
as I have to release the tension in my arm due to fatigue. Im using my body as a whole unit to perform
this action. Once again, the stiff nature of my arm and body seems to negate any feeling of force being
returned. It maybe but I cant seem to feel it.
OBSERVATION 5
ACTION/REACTION FORCE
When I spiral pressure in with my palm, self generating the action force, it feels like its being driven up
through the yin or inner part of my arm. The reaction force back towards me travels down the outside or
yang side of my arm. The force flow reaction force can be felt flowing down my arm via firstly wrist, then
elbow, then collects in the shoulder. Once past each bow, it is not left there. I press lightly first then harder,
the force flow increases as I do. If I tense my wrist, the force feels blocked and my arm reverts to strength,
and it feels like I a going to run out of power at some point. This doesnt happen when the force flow runs
uninterrupted. I can block this at any bow in my arm.
If I lean on the wall without using any self generated power and an open, loose body and spiralling my arm,
there is an action force on my arm and I can feel the reaction force go back to the wall. The action force
feels like it runs down my outer arm and the reaction force flows back up my inner arm. This time though as
soon as the action force is felt, the resulting reaction force is felt with hardly any delay...feels quicker than
the first observation. Once again if I tense a bow, the flow is blocked, collects and results in fatigue.
Also, if I press with just intention, the flow feels loose and smooth. If I press and think about what Im doing,
the flow is still there, but it feels less smooth and more clouded.
INJECTION
Action force injection
When I action force inject, I sense the force flow path as before. Action force via inner arm, reaction force
flowing down outer arm. I can initialise the action at any bow, arm..shoulder etc. The reaction force seems
to flow timewise at the same rate, no matter if I start the action force at wrist or shoulder. The more I
spiral the greater the reaction force. There is hardly any body movement either in generating the force or
how much the reaction force affects me. If I tense a bow, I bounce away more from the wall. The reaction
force hits the blockage and bounces me. I can play with this, so rather than trying to move away from an
opponent or wall by pushing away, I can just inject in and move via minimal effort or movement.
Reaction force injection
This drives a much quicker reaction. The action force running down the force flow path of my outer arm and
the reaction force through my yin side. As soon as I load the wall with my body weight, I sense the reaction
force pushing back into the wall. Its always there and I can initiate injection from any bow immediately
and then add further force as required with no muscle tenseness through sequencing. I can begin to play
with all bows, I can feel the action force drop through my body and I can either let it go or start to play with
sequencing it back up into the wall. I can begin to play with moving this deciding bow around my body,
hiding my force flow.

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OBSERVATIONS
Extra non homework required observations
Trampoline wall running
You basically bounce up, touch your feet to the wall say 6ft up, fall backwards parallel to the floor, bounce
off your back off the trampoline back to your starting position...horizontally prone, feet touching or
running up the wall...and repeat. The thing that I noticed was, when I hit the trampoline, I could play with
my body to generate better and more controlled upwards lift. Basically I was causing an action force on the
trampoline, which was then returning an elongated reaction force against me, causing me to fly upwards.
To start with I tensed my body like a ball when hitting the trampoline through fear and no technique. I went
back up, but not far and with little control. There was less and less bounce back with subsequent bounces
and I soon came to a stop, even with me thinking and trying to use more strength to do it. So...I hit the
trampoline with a loose, open body and the intention of letting the reaction force act on me without
tensing. Boom...flew back up lovely..now I was flying up with control and with little effort. I wasnt getting in
the way of the reaction force.
Action and reaction force walking
I maybe pushing my knowledge here so please correct me if Ive gone off tangent. When walking I seem to
be able to do it in two different ways. Firstly I can have the intention of pulling my rear leg forward and then
dropping it through gravity...action force...the reaction force then travels back up my leg propelling me
forward. This results in a clunky or not smooth body reaction. Secondly I can have the intention of waiting
for my leg to connect to the floor smoothly, wait for the action force generate rise up my leg, then use the
reaction force travelling back down to the floor to propel me. This is much much smoother and as my foot
is now coupling rather than landing to the floor, I can engage the reaction force basically as soon as the
action force rises, so its a much much quicker response.

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MOMENTUM

This is important as its the bottom line in martial arts. Anything to do with the
action of the physical body is affected by this. We live in a physical world and we
need to understand it. Followingly, to know about momentum, we need to know
about the centre of gravity and centre of gravity axis or center line, as this needs
to be handled when in motion.

Observation 1
Stand still and begin to walk forward. Observe the variants of speed or acceleration
when we begin to walk. A car doesnt go from 0-60 in zero seconds, it takes time to
get up to speed. Also observe how its easier to carry on once upto speed. There is
the pick up speed to begin with and then inertia once moving. Observe the energy
required to get moving and then once moving. This is related to martial arts in
timing and predicting momentum.
Observation 2
Walk straight and then turn 90 degrees reasonably quickly. Not too fast. This is
to observe how your body responds when you want to turn and how your body
handles momentum when turning. Both in relation to variants in speed and
body position.

With both of these, we know the timing, acceleration and position is based on
momentum. Thus we can see, predict and understand the momentum of our
opponent towards us and we know what type of momentum or how to handle our
momentum when we want to project ourselves forward or move sideways etc.
These observations can provide us feedback and let us experience these basic
actions of momentum...pick up speed, slowing of speed, less energy when walking
but more energy when slowing to turn, turning position etc. This is the basis of
momentum handing. If I want to turn 180 degrees its even harder to do
to smoothly.
Both us and our opponent are subject to these momentum actions. This is physics
and the law of human body. The better we know these factors, the better we can
handle momentum in action.
The Chinese have a long history of and are good at using this momentum element.
In Sun Tzus Art of War it says a general must be good at using momentum and
not blaming his soldiers. It means he is using momentum to win the battle, not
brute force soldier power. He will always use the top of the hill, so he can use the
momentum of his soldiers downwards rather than brute force his soldiers up hill.
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He can use the hill to roll rocks or boulders down to smash his opponents. Whether
they are brave or not, if they trust the momentum, they will be victorious. Position
and momentum win over brute force, in a more efficient way. The general will make
sure the opponent is in the middle of the river before shooting his arrows, to make
use of and lack of momentum for victory. They use the momentum of wind to
guarantee accuracy of shooting when using arrows. We use this every day when
driving, riding my bike etc...this is momentum handling.
There are two types of momentum. Simple and complex.
Simple momentum
is throwing a punch, kick, rushing someone, pushing someone etc.
Complex momentum
is setting up someone with a momentum action and then using another to strike.
I throw the lead punch to get him to move and then strike with the rear hand.
Or I lead punch to raise his guard and then shoot for the double leg takedown.
I can use my knowledge of the first momentum observation to inform me on how
to use footwork, timing and positioning in relation to momentum to use against
my opponent.

There a 5 ways of handling momentum. This has been used by the Chinese for
thousands of years through the use of books such Sun Tzus Art of War.
GIVE BIRTH
The use of incoming momentum
If someone pushes into me, can use it to bounce or move me back to a position
I want to be in. I can step away or use it to setup a turning kick or punch etc.
Many uses. Make use of the incoming momentum with little effort exerted.
SUBDUING
To counter
If a punch comes I subdue or crush it with my whole body using cutting punches etc
CONTROL
To jam or control my opponent
By trapping the elbow for example I make him become controlled by his own
momentum. His momentum destroys his own stability.

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DISSOLVING
Absorbing force
Like catching a medicine ball. Dissipating the force landing on me.
WEIGHT
The power of weight
The weight of a truck will crush a bicycle due to the extra weight. So the truck doesnt
have to worry about the weight of the bike, it will dominate it. A wall can stop water but
if the sea becomes a tsunami, it will overpower the wall. There comes a point where the
attributes of the walls size, control etc become overwhelmed by the size of the waves.
A weaker person will eventually become overpowered by a larger person at some
point, if the position remains unchanged. The large person doesnt have to concern
themselves with technique so much, as they can just set the projectory and crush with
their larger momentum. A smaller person may be able to control or subdue for a certain
amount of time, but eventually the larger momentum force will dominate.

Observation 3
Explore and observe these ways of handling momentum to be able to use them
effectively. For example, if someone pushes me, explore how to use their incoming
force to bounce or push me into a position I want to be in...give birth. If someone
pushes me, see how I can crush them with my momentum by say using a cutting
punch...subdue. If someone pushes me, see how I can control their momentum by
jamming or trapping the elbow etc...control. Or if someone pushes me, see how I can
dissipate their momentum force by absorbing like catching a medicine ball, not fighting
against it but welcoming it in...dissolving. Finally if someone punches at me, see how
the force of weight changes with the speed of the punch, how easy is it catch it, does
the increased speed add extra force weight....weight.

There are 2 ways Chinese martial arts use momentum


Long fist
There is generally 40cm or so between the two opponents. They make use of
trajectory, so there needs to be space between the two people to be able to move and
rotate etc, to be able to generate momentum force. Generally the two opponents are
trying to push each other away or withstand each other. Two opposing forces against
each other. Getting close in is hard like this, due to the two forces opposing each other.

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Momentum depth is crucial here as well. If my opponent strikes from a long fist range
and doesnt penetrate depth into me, the momentum force can be handled without
moving for example. If however he runs at me or drives the punch beyond me and behind
me, the incoming momentum force is larger and will overwhelm me. I have to step
away to dissolve it. As per the first observations, it takes a lot of energy to react from
stationary so I will be unable to handle the large force if I stay still. If I move I dissolve his
force and its easier for me to move with larger momentum force myself. Like a wall being
overpowered by a tsunami, after it being able to handle the normal swell.
Close body short strike
This doesnt operate at a range of 40cm. It closes in to jam the opponent, by
disrupting the centre of axis and jamming the physical body movement. It doesnt
try to push away from the opponent, creating space. Rather you want to close in and
hug your opponent, so they cant use the withstanding physical body type. You want
to invite them in rather than reject. Swallow not push away. You need to know how
to use each body type as they are different. Close in you cannot use the trajectory
type, this is where force flow lives. It isnt wrestling. This body type is rare, and
people use the long fist type, but they are very different.

Observation 4
Observe how it feels when myself and another are pushing each other away. And
then when close in and hugging. How am I using my force flow, action and reaction
force knowledge when close.

5 METHODS OF ENTRY
In a confrontation, we have to enter the warzone to do our job. Knowing about the
opponents centre of axis and its variables I can enter 5 ways.
Direct
Straight in, down the middle channel.
Sideways
Shift to the side and enter my opponent at an angle.
Step out and return
If jammed close in on the r shoulder, I step away and immediately turn clockwise and
enter from an angle.

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MOMENTUM

Turn and return


If jammed behind the shoulder, I turn clockwise without stepping away and enter
at an angle.
Turning my back
If jammed as above and I cant turn and return, I turn anticlockwise 360 degrees
and enter at an angle.

These 5 methods in conjunction with footwork, positioning and timing, offer a


basic way of handling momentum entry. It teaches us to not run if jammed, as the
opponents momentum will grow and over power us. They can then follow up with a
kick etc. You cant just step out and return always, as the opponent may pick up on
this and set us up using complex momentum setups. It teaches us timing, in that if
we do react we have to make use of the momentum observations and strike back
immediately. For example, if someone issues forward force in chi sau and I dissolve
it using tan sau, if I dont strike and control or subdue immediately, their momentum
will pick up to the point of no return due to weight and over power me.
This covers the minimum basic knowledge needed to handle momentum.
Once you have good knowledge and proficiency of momentum handling, the rest is
simple. I simply use the tools and techniques needed at the correct time, all set on
top of a open, quiet, natural body engine.

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OBSERVATIONS
Observation 1
Stand still and initiate movement forward to begin walking. There is initially a slow pick up of speed, which
increases rapidly as I start to walk. Thus slow acceleration over a long initial time period, growing into
quick acceleration over a shorter time period..exponential. It requires a larger amount of effort to start
to move my static mass, and then less effort to get up to the required speed. So thus, once I get my body
moving, it takes less energy to keep it moving or increase my speed therewith.
Positionally, it feels like I drop my center of gravity to generate a reaction force back up which in
conjunction with moving my center line forward, causes me to start to move my body mass forward
into a walk.
Observation 2
Whilst walking, I make a turn at 90 degrees. As I approach the turn, I have to slow down gradually. There
is little effort required to do this. I reach a point where I then can begin to turn. As I step off my foot and
turn, this is the time I then have to make a small effort to increase speed. Not as much as starting from
standing but a little. If I try and turn very quickly, I cant control the momentum of my body and have to
take an extra step to steady and slow myself enough to be able to finish the turn.
Positionally, I drop my center of gravity as I slow, causing an action force down and a returning reaction
force back up my outer turning leg. At the same time, by turning, Ive moved my centre of gravity axis
off centre and angled to the turning side. Both of these factors then enable me to turn with control of
momentum. On both turns the outside leg is the leg I drive off to turn. There is an element of visualisation
when approaching the turn also.I have to synch all these action at the same time as approaching turning
on my outside foot.
Observation 3
Give birth
When my opponent strikes with his lead hand, I can pak sau and use his action force to move me
backwards as I choose. At a chosen point, I can then return the action force with my reaction force and
strike back with the rear hand. This requires little effort on my part to execute. Also I remain open body
as I havent had to generate my own power, which can lead to using strength. If I do this without using this
momentum handling option, I can do it under my own self generated power , by stepping back and driving
the punch forward. But this slower, more cumbersome and less sequenced. In chi sao, if my opponent
issue force into me, I can use it to move me backwards, whist at the same time using the reaction force to
feng sau and chop to the throat.
Subduing
If my opponent has his hands close together in a fighting stance, I can jut sau both of them, subduing him
for a second and then use his reaction force to draw me into him to strike. Equally I can crush his incoming
punch with my cutting punch, crushing his momentum and striking. Or in chi sao, if he presses me I can
dissolve his punch with tan, followed quickly by a subduing jum sau and returning palm.
Control
If he lead punches I can pak sau his elbow and block his momentum, making him crash into the closed
door and use his own momentum to control or use against him.
Dissolve
If I press him with an inner fuk sau and subdue his arm, when he fights back I can dissolve his power across
me, armdrag and take his back. If in chi sao someone lap saus me, I can defend the chop by using my other
wu sau...but I dont block or clash the chop, I dissolve it using wu, then tan and then return the palm back.
If someone has a neck grab or single fuk neck control, I can press wait for the reaction, then sim my head
to dissolve the force and escape.
Weight
If I throw a right cross and he stops it using biu, if his range is too long it will stop it momentarily, but
the weight of the punch will break throw the defence. He needs to change the situation by moving in.
Playing with someone punching me slowly to start with its easy to catch his punch. When he quickens it
becomes harder and as the speed increases so does the power...its easier for me if I change the distance
so I make contact before or after full extension so I dont meet the punch at its most powerful point. I
move my tsunami wall forward to stop the swell before it grows to big or move it back so the tsunami isnt
as powerful when it hits. Or if after an altercation, I can read he cant hurt me with this power or weight,
I dont even need to worry about what he does. I can just load up the punch and smash him to bits...
unfortunately or fortunately a very common occurrence when Ive fought other wc guys.
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MOMENTUM
OBSERVATIONS
Observation 4
Long fist v close body short strike observations
Long fist feels like there is a axis point between us and I move my body or engine behind it...ie I set the
trajectory and then fire. The axis point of contact is generally between us and not moving backwards and
forth towards and away from us. Its a point where two forces are pushing each other away. You can see it
on huge heavy bag when people punch, they are often bounced away from the bag both by the returning
reaction force. I keep my front door closed with all my weight behind it. Short body strike is like saying
hello and as they push, opening the door so they fall in onto a bed of spikes or my fist. The axis point
fluctuates and is controlled to tempt in and lure in my opponent.
In chi sao or clinch work, Im using the bounce force from my opponent to generate power close in.
I can press his inner arm (subdue), he presses back, i dissolve his force and my arm shoots back to
neck control, he presses me forward and I use this to step back whilst maintaining contact (give birth),
immediately I return with an opposite hand body punch using the reaction force. Nothing is fixed or static,
but also must be done without too much movement and correct positioning or my opponent can use
this lack of force and control. I can use control or subdue, but if I do it too long, it opens door for him. For
example, If I float him (subdue, dissolve, control) but admire my work and dont strike back immediately,
eventually his weight of force is too big and too deep and he will crush me as his body lands on mine. All
these momentum handling actions have too be done with correct sequencing and timing.

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MOMENTUM

EXTRA MOMENTUM OBSERVATIONS


This momentum knowledge transfers over to many other walks of life. It can
inform and teach us to watch things with a different outlook or point of focus.
For example, here are a number of non martial, related momentum points of
interest that Ive observed, since I began to study 6133.
Tango dance lessons at work
A professional Tango couple recently came to work and gave some lessons and
a demonstration of the Tango. Watching how different people moved, I could
clearly see if peoples bodies were not open or loose, whether this was due to
physical element issues or mind and breathing issues and how it affected peoples
movement and momentum handling. I was just watching people via 6133. When the
couple danced it was so clear to see they had open, loose, light bodies. Their minds
were quiet and were using their mental functions such as Awareness, Visualisation
etc. Their breathing was lower body or at least natural. They moved as one, yet
were totally separate.
People in crowds
I travel through London daily and often watch and learn from how people handle
their momentum. Apart from being mostly completely unaware of themselves
both mentally and physically, people cant handle their own momentum. They will
set themselves on a trajectory and then try and adjust if something gets in the
way, without actually trying to control their momentum movement. They will try
and bend out of the way, but without changing their trajectory. They are using a
body type movement. They will often crash into to you, as they are stiff in body and
mind...all good, just more force flow practice for me.
10 Pin Bowling
We went bowling last week with work. Perfect time to put 6133 into action. Some
people were using strength, some people had closed bodies, some were trying too
hard mentally, some were just drunk. My first few bowls were not good, I was trying
too hard, both mentally and physically. I went back to my 6133. Dont think about
the outcome, just line the ball up with the arrows not the pins, approach with an
open body, quiet mind, natural breathing and just be aware of how my and the balls
momentum is working together. Let the ball do the work and dont let my body get
in the way of what is correct. Boom. Strike, Spare, Spare, Strike, Spare etc. I won
and wasnt even thinking about trying to win or get a strike. I just concentrated on
the separate procedures needed to do so.

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CONCLUSION

I would like to thank Hendrik Santo Si Bak Gung and Robert Chu Sigung for enabling
me to complete this course and undertaking. And I would also like to thank Alan Orr
Sifu for giving me the tools to guide me through the process.
To say something has an affect on your life is a big thing to say and I am happy to
say it about 6133 and its process. Without even mentioning the martial arts side of
it, my life has without doubt settled into a calmer, relaxed, more considered pattern
with the help from 6133. Its opened the door and now my job is to discover the
room and all its details.
On the martial side, it has taught me how to achieve and do anything with an
objective, efficient and ever engaging mind and body. It has transformed how I
move, learn, fight and teach.
The journey has just begun.....

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THANKYOU