I Liq Chuan
I Liq Chuan (literally translated as "Mental-Physical Martial Art") was founded by Chin Lik Keong and further evolved by his son Sam Chin.
I Liq Chuan (pronounced "ee leek chan") practice focuses on developing awareness of structure, relaxation, and energy.
It blends the mindfulness of Chan (Chinese Zen) and the fluidity of Taiji (Tai Chi) principles, leading some to describe the practice of I Liq Chuan as "Zen Mind, Taiji Body".
I Liq Chuan is a style of Kung Fu based solely on physical sensitivity and sensorial mind awareness.
It does not develop techniques for dealing with particular situations; which just create another habit.
Through the learning process, (which is merely to recognize and realize, not to accumulate or imitate)
the student begins to understand how "mental and physical" affect each other and starts to develop the skill to unify and coordinate them.
I Liq Chuan Seattle was formed in June of 2012 as an officially sanctioned study group under the direct teaching of Master Sam Fan Siong Chin.
How is I Liq Chuan used?
I Liq Chuan provides great exercise and all the health benefits found in Internal Martial Arts. Neigong and Qigong practice increases
your energy, vitality and mental/physical self.
Additionally I Liq Chuan is an effective Martial Art for Self-Defense. Training and practice involves meditation, understanding philosophy, concepts and principles that
help to understand and develop a unified mind and body thru solo training exercises and movement forms. Learning to unify with and control an opponent is practiced thru
I Liq Chuan's unique spinning hands training, sticky hands, Chin Na and San Da. I Liq Chuan also employs Phoenix Eye striking techniques to round out and complete a
unique Martial Art System.