Continued from Post 223:
Application of Method Tham-Cong
to the exercise
-QUI LINH CONG
(Sacred Turtle, published on post 223)
-FORGING IRON-BODY and
-PREVENTING LOW-BACK-PAIN -
-Method Deep Force Training
Post 224 01Nov2015
Phép Luyện Thâm-Công / Deep Strength Training Method
-VIETCHIDAO PRIVATE AND PERSONAL DOCUMENT-
TEACHING FROM G.M PHAN HOANG
THÂM-CÔNG (Phép Luyện Thâm-Công)
Deep Strength Training).
Thâm-Công is a method of training using slow movements when executing some specific exercises. It is important to understand that for some disciplines such as taijiquan moving slowly is the way of that discipline while in our method of Thâm-Công slow motion is only a supporting technique for all the deep work behind the movement; the speed could vary according to the state of the mind, the breathing, and the inner mobilization of energy and force. For Thâm-Công, slow motion is not the aim but the mean.
There are two different practices of Thâm-Công with quite different aims: Thâm-Công Chí-Lực. and Thâm-Công Tĩnh-Lực. For the purpose of this document only the method of Thâm-Công Chí-Lực is introduced as follows.
Thâm-Công Chí-Lực (TCCL).
-Meaning. Thâm-Công means Deep-training (aiming to cultivate) the Chí-Lực (the powerful force from deep training).
-Definition. Thâm-Công Chí-Lực (TCCL) is a specific method of training using slow motions to focus on physical and mental force while performing selected exercises from various quyen/cholegraphed movements of Viet-Chi. This is a hard training method although the slow motions seem to be part of soft technique.
-Purpose. To enrich the range of Noi-Cong training methods in the field of body-and-mind-exercises, and also in martial arts.
-Aims. TCCL aims to strengthen physical constitution, develop deep-physical-force and Noi-Cong inner-power, and improve physical and mental endurance.
-Benefits. Many benefits, especially: maintaining good health and good shape; increasing Noi-Cong power, strengthening endurance, stamina, and self-confidence; building power to endure disease, fatigue, privation.
-Supporting Technique.-We use a number of movements from the form Ha-Thu as a main technical support for the training of Thâm-Công Chí-Lực. Other exercises from Trọng Đông, Đại-Lực, Mãnh-Hổ could also be considered.
-Breathing. Profound breathing. The breathing process for this practice has three phases: Breathing-in, Apnea , and Breathing-out. The length of each phase depends on the rhythm and capacity of individuals, however an indication could be set as follows: the length of Breathing-out is equal to the length of Apnea, and which is half to the length of Breathing-in. In general the method of Tho-Phoi/ Lung-breathing is in use, however depending on the nature of the exercise it could be combined with Tho-Bung/Belly-breathing, or using simply Tho-Bung/Belly-breathing
-Process. Execute the designated exercise with slow motion, following the method of breathing indicated above. The aim is strengthening the whole body while moving slowly, then the physical force is slowly concentrated on the ‘focus’ of each exercise (e.g the Hara); using the gong (contraction) during the time of Apnea. The mind must be quiet, detached. It is very important to understand that the slow motion is NOT the purpose nor the aim of Thâm-Công method, therefore the real work must be on the mobilization of physical force to improve power, and the training of the mind for the habit of persistence and patience.
Each exercise is to be repeated relentlessly (the regular training: 9 times)
Of course, previously you must know very well the exercises, then after
you apply Tham-Cong method with slow motion to each exercise without the need of remembering the movement in order to put all your attention and effort in mobilizing your physical and mental force throughout your body, throughout each muscle, then focusing on specific point or part of your body./.
DETERMINATION IS OUR FORCE.