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Internal Gung-fu

Volume One, Qi
Erle Montaigue

Publisher’s Note: This book contains material never before published. The enclosed information can only have come from Erle Montaigue, being the only Westerner to have received this information. It is illegal to copy and portion of this book other than brief extracts for review articles. You must obtain permission directly from the copyrightholder ©2000. It is also illegal to plagiarize any part of this book to use in some other publication, paper, electronic, or video and film, by changing it in some way to make out as if it has not come from this source. This book is provided free of charge in good faith so that all may enjoy the great benefits of this pinnacle of all Taijiquan systems. You may download it free of charge. Butplease do not plagiarize it. Even though it is free, it is still covered by international copyright laws. Moontagu Books POB 792 Murwillumbah, NSW 2484 Australia Ph: +61 2 6679 7145 Fax: +612 6679 7028 E-mail: info@moontagu.com http://www.moontagu.com

Copyright © 1995 Moontagu Books Australia First Published in Australia 1995 First Published Electronically in April 2000 All Rights Reserved ISBN:0-949132-05-5

CONTENTS
Introduction
The Styles ................................................... 1 Acupuncture ............................................... 6

Chapter One:
Taijiquan ...................................................17

Chapter Two Chapter Three
Bagua.........................................................64 Xingyi........................................................89

Chapter Four
Transferring & issuing Qi............................101

Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven
The Mind in Internal Gung-fu.....................140 Small Frame Form .....................................144 What is this Qi Stuff: Wally Simpson............162

Introduction: Page 3

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owadays, there are literally hundreds of different martial arts systems. Withthe proliferation of martial arts movies, people are now familiar with those martial arts such as karate, gung-fu (kung fu) aikido and Taijiquan. And although we are able to break for instance, karate up into many different styles and gung-fu also into many different styles, there are still basically only two major systems into which all martial arts can be categorised. The most widely spreadcategorisation of martial arts in the West would have to be the ‘so-called’ hard styles into which would fall the arts such as karate, taekwondo and many of the ‘hard style‘ gung-fu systems of China. These would include those such as wing chun, choy lae fut, hung gar and Shaolin Temple boxing. It is said that all of the hard systems have come from this one source, the Shaolin Temple. Meaning LittleForest, the Shaolin Temple is hundreds of years old and has been re-built some three times with the most recent incarnation being around five hundred years ago. Nowadays, for most serious martial artists, this ‘modern’ temple is a bit of a joke, with the original essence of the martial arts taught there being lost a long time ago. Now, it is really a tourist destination and a place for televisionprograms to shoot some filler, some quirky spot for their programming, for some pretty or handsome interviewer to go ga ga over some young lad having bricks broken over his head etc. In China however, the most widely spread and practised martial arts are those that fall into the soft category, or the internal styles. Martial arts such as Taijiquan (t’ai chi) which is the most widely practised martialart in the world with millions of people practising each morning in China, and Baguazhang , the lesser known and even lesser known, H’sin-I, are classified as being of the internal variety. Although Taijiquan is practised by more people than any other martial system, not many, in fact, probably only a very small percentage actually practice this once great martial art as a martial art, or self...
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