Biomechanic Concepts for the Scholar:
IRFS offers elite biomechanics and calisthenics programs for the scholar- for those with a modern holistic approach to authentic martial arts training, minus the combative elements.
Feudal “internal” martial arts- develop distinct core muscle control, also known as the ancient Chinese military commander’s waist. The feudal body method/Dantian, improves sequential coordination of upper and lower limb movements with coherent patterns of muscle activation. Traditionally, the Dantian is the energy and gravitational center in humans located approximately three fingers width below the navel and towards the center of the body. The Dantian is surrounded by unique layers of muscles and the vital organs within the lower abdominal region. Dantian Control develops accurate coordination of the internal abdominal muscles with complex martial movement/connecting the brain with the gut, which modern science considers to be “the Second Brain” and the Enteric Nervous System. The gut, like the brain, contains hundreds of millions of neurons and regulates not only digestion but cognitive function as well as effective defensive response to the environment. The ancient commander’s waist descends from the Armor era, improving short-range power release, stability, and weapons control. Feudal Biomechanics improve the habitual movement patterns that are inefficient in contemporary times. Elite calisthenics teaches new patterns using powerful, sophisticated and efficient movement.
Motion Patterns/ Routines for the Athlete:
Our programs are categorized with a modern athletic approach (focus on strength conditioning and mechanics minus historical routine work) or with a historical scientific approach (concise or comprehensive historical routine work integrated with all martial aspects).
The upper and lower extremities of our bodies present distinctive motion patterns, which imposes a considerable burden on the neuromuscular system of the untrained or the seasoned athlete under extreme stress. The ancients believed that any fighting art required a deep understanding of anatomy, bridging solo training with fluency in usage… Circle training generates heightened equilibrium and multi-level footwork in close quarters, ideal for urban settings and when there is more than one opponent. Baguazhang reinforces muscle memory and response dynamics, improving the cycling of cerebral spinal fluid in the body for shock protection of internal structures- improving field of view and inter-hemispheric communication within the brain. It has been stated long ago, that smooth muscle elements in the vascular walls and other tubular systems in the human being and in the animals demonstrate spiral arrangement- most optimal for ensuring variability of movements in an adaptive environment.
Combative Concepts for the Warrior:
IRFS provides a modern or ancient approach to martial applications- with insight unparalleled in contemporary Internal Martial Arts culture.
Movement components of defensive and offensive maneuvers in fighting, rely on coherent patterns of muscle activation and one’s capacity for problem solving. The masters of past sought efficiency in conflict whether through technological advancements, mathematics, physiological or psychological means. Martial professionals emphasized neuromuscular control of multi-joint movements, driven by sheer explosive power, structural intelligence, and determination. Baguazhang power generates from the correct alignment of internal body structure, synchronized with breath, energy, and core movements in a systematic way. Complex mechanics becomes possible in fractions of time during close quarters, with integrated empty-hand fighting and weapon transitions.