SOD https://sifuondemand.com en Congratulations! String Of Pearls 540 Hours Training Complete https://sifuondemand.com/node/835 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Core UCB Program students have reached a stable awareness of the String Of Pearls.  Congratulations on completion of 540 hours of directed intensive instructon. Thank you for your hard work and commitment.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/image.jpg?itok=fomvxBO2" width="220" height="162" alt="torso inside" title="torso inside " /></div></div></div> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 16:03:53 +0000 sifu kelley 835 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/node/835#comments Tai Chi Foundations - NeiJia Philosophy, History and Tradition https://sifuondemand.com/taichifoundations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);">Students learn the cultural context of Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Over time, effective</span><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> battlefield methods evolved to become vehicles for</span><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> lifelong self-cultivation. This understanding leads to more authentic training experiences and better overall results, both in martial skill and personal development. This course of study is offered in audio podcast format with </span><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">training </span><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">video micro lessons. Prerequisites: None</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);">Academic Syllabus</span></p> <ol><li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Introduction - History and Tradition</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Traditional Chinese Beliefs</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Taoism - Chang Tzu</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Taoism - Dao Te Ching</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Taoism - Leih Tzu</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Buddhism - to 1640 C.E.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Shaolin Buddhism and Tai Chi Chuan</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tai Chi Tradition &amp; Modern Practice</span></li> </ol><p><span style="font-size: 1em; white-space: pre-wrap;">May2018 - Online Curriculum In Development</span></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/pictures/baby_circulation.gif?itok=ZnsHnDeY" width="214" height="220" alt="Small Circulation" title="Small Circulation" /></div></div></div> Tue, 22 May 2018 15:26:39 +0000 sifu kelley 834 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/taichifoundations#comments Tai Chi Boost - Get Certified https://sifuondemand.com/node/826 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>NOTE: PT's and other touch-based professionals. If you want to grow your business of helping and healing, I have built Tai Chi Boost as a  certification program for instructors to better engage the mainstream medical community.  Frankly, MD's, psychiatrists, talk therapists and other clinicians are completely uninterested in how badass you are in the ring. In fact, your fight credentials and marital expertise will work against you.</p> <p>With this in mind, I offer Tai Chi Boost to those who wish to meet the medical community on their own terms. As a certified Tai Chi Boost professional, you will have the skillset to share your deep understanding of the body and movement in a way that is accessible to clinicials and their clients.  If helping others heal and recover lost capacity is important to you, check out <a href="http://taichiboost.com" title="Tai Chi Boost">Tai Chi Boost</a>. </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/circles_blu_notxt.png?itok=UajkVwkw" width="220" height="87" /></div></div></div> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:28:47 +0000 sifu kelley 826 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/node/826#comments Handmade Neijia Training Tools https://sifuondemand.com/node/825 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Hi: Happy New Year! I've decided to offer handmade neijia training tools. Watch here for limited production runs. Volume is dependent on my time and demand. I will include instructional materials on their use.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/straight-curved_cropped_fb.png?itok=w9p69DRr" width="184" height="220" alt="Straight Curved" title="Straight Curved Maker Stuff" /></div></div></div> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:35:38 +0000 sifu kelley 825 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/node/825#comments Core Filling - Now In Development https://sifuondemand.com/node/823 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This course of study is now in development. </p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(58, 58, 58); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Complete filling practice consists of highly detailed postural training and <a href="/pay" class="alinks-link" title="Inner Door Standing Post">breathwork</a> to access core internal power. There are three distinct skill levels:</p> <ol style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(58, 58, 58); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Core filling - Abdomen</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Cavities - Legs</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Finish - 6 Harmonies Power</li> </ol><p style="box-sizing: inherit;">Each phase of training requires character, dedication and discipline. Be aware that many will not complete this core filling practice to my satisfaction and will have to enroll again until standards are met.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1502417237408_869" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(58, 58, 58); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Prerequisites:</p> <ol style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 1rem; list-style-image: initial; color: rgb(58, 58, 58); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-size-adjust: 100%;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Complete Stages One and Two (<a href="http://sifuondemand.com/syllabus" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 172, 223); touch-action: manipulation;">sign up</a>)</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Complete Standing 100 (In development)</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Complete Bones 100  (In development)</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Train in person with Sifu Kelley (<a href="http://zxdtucson.com/ilc-personal-retreat" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 172, 223); touch-action: manipulation;">sign up</a>)</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Regularly maintained Sifu On Demand online training journal</li> </ol></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/pictures/baby_circulation.gif?itok=ZnsHnDeY" width="214" height="220" alt="Small Circulation" title="Small Circulation" /></div></div></div> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:10:35 +0000 sifu kelley 823 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/node/823#comments Internal Power and Cardio Health https://sifuondemand.com/node/821 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> </p> <hr /><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Students regularly ask me if they have to stop doing cardio or strength training in order to gain 'Internal Power'.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">This is an excellent question that touches on every aspect of our training. I'll be succinct.</p> <blockquote><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Authentic Chinese Internal Martial Arts are battlefield arts. If you become winded on the battlefield, you're dead. This goes against the #1 basic princple of training for health and long life. :)</p> </blockquote> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The question is then how to 'Maintain Tai Chi Principles and increase our physical capacities?'</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Here's how I do it:</p> <ol><li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>Limits:</strong> The most important limit to respect with each cardio or strength training session is to stay below the anaerobic threshold. Only touch the envelope, never break. Over time your limit will raise. Lactic acidosis and other effects of anaerobic training are not helpful for heath maintenance.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>Feel:</strong> If you choose to run - or swim or do any other physical activity - try to maintain the specific mind-body feel developed in your practice. Running for heath, it has been found, is better in short bursts up to medium distances. Running long distances can have profound long term negative health effects. Keep in mind the ZXD concept, 'There is only one movement'. Logically, if there is only one movement, how can any movement be 'wrong'? <a class="colorbox-node" href="/what-internal?height=85%25&amp;width=65%25&amp;iframe=true">more on feel</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>Partner Training:</strong> Find a partner who is willing to spin heavy and maybe play a little bit with push and pull to off balance. Carefully mind the anerobic threshold. Stay as near the limit without moving beyond for as long as possible. You will eventually be able to spin heavy for hours. This is one indication of Internal Power based on relaxation.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>Solo Practice:</strong> ZXD Throwing hands with vigorous stepping. You can add all the throwing hands exercises to this stepping practice. Do formwork fast and with fajin. Enjoy!</li> </ol></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/image.jpg?itok=fomvxBO2" width="220" height="162" alt="torso inside" title="torso inside " /></div></div></div> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:45:46 +0000 sifu kelley 821 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/node/821#comments If You Train, You Will Change https://sifuondemand.com/make-switch-high-performance <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><hr /><p>For centuries, NeiJia (Chinese Internal Martial Arts) have offered practitioners tools for developing excellent character, high martial skills and deep self cultivation. Train for health and long life. Train for survival. Genuine transformation of mind and body is possible only with focus, commitment and effective training methods. You provide the focus and commitment and I provide the training methods. If you train, you will change.</p> <h3><a href="/syllabus">Join today</a></h3> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-rounded img-responsive" src="https://sifuondemand.com/sites/default/files/sifuondemand.com/styles/medium/public/yin_yang_and_trigrams.gif?itok=9DVdOvu3" width="220" height="220" alt="yin_yang_and_trigrams" title="yin_yang_and_trigrams" /></div></div></div> Fri, 20 May 2016 22:17:49 +0000 sifu kelley 812 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/make-switch-high-performance#comments Inner Door Fajin https://sifuondemand.com/innerdoor-fajin <div class="field field-name-field-media field-type-youtube field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="youtube-container--responsive"><iframe id="youtube-field-player" class="youtube-field-player" width="100%" height="100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6lOHnk6pZgo?rel=0&modestbranding=1&wmode=opaque" title="Embedded video for Inner Door Fajin" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen><a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6lOHnk6pZgo?rel=0&amp;modestbranding=1&amp;wmode=opaque">Embedded video for Inner Door Fajin</a></iframe></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><hr /><p>What is fajin? Watch this Q and A with Sifu Kelley as he shares his thoughts on Zhong Xin Dao (ILC) generation and application of jin. Jin is refined force or energy. Developing the awareness of this energy is counterintuitive and requires very specific training methods. Sifu shows a simple body conditioning method to begin to understand the internal feel of relaxation that supports fajin.</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div> Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:49:49 +0000 sifu kelley 36 at https://sifuondemand.com https://sifuondemand.com/innerdoor-fajin#comments