Silk-Reeling Energy for Tai Chi, Bagua, and Hsing-I

Silk-Reeling Energy for Tai Chi, Bagua, and Hsing-I

by Ken Gullette

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Silk-Reeling Energy for Tai Chi, Bagua, and Hsing-I by Ken Gullette

180 photos and detailed instruction offer insights into how to develop Silk-Reeling Energy -- also known as Chan Ssu Jin -- a key element of Tai Chi, Baguazhang, and Hsing-I Chuan, the internal arts of Chinese kung-fu. In fact, you cannot perform these arts at a high level without understanding silk-reeling energy. It is a spiraling movement that adds power to these arts.

Silk-reeling is a physical skill -- a specific way of moving the body. It is not mystical or metaphysical. The translation of the word "energy" is misunderstood. It means "method" -- a way of moving and delivering strength -- more than it means a literal energy in the body.

In this ebook, Sifu Ken Gullette takes you through 18 exercises to help you unlock the movements that so few internal artists truly understand. This is a companion to Ken's Silk-Reeling DVD. To understand silk-reeling energy, you must develop skill in five other key internal body mechanics -- the ground path, peng jin, whole-body movement, Dan T'ien rotation, and opening/closing the kua. The material in this ebook provides instruction and clear photos that will point you in the right direction. Ken learned many of these exercises and the principles behind them from Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, Chen Xiaoxing, and their students and disciples.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150632752
Publisher: Internal Fighting Arts, LLC
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Ken Gullette has internal arts students all over the world, from the U.S. to China and Malaysia, throughout Europe and even the Middle East -- students who have learned through Ken's DVDs, ebooks, and online internal arts school at He has made nearly 700 video lessons for his membership website, teaching the internal arts step-by-step with an emphasis on internal body mechanics. Ken has studied martial arts for over 40 years, beginning at the age of 20 in 1973. He began studying the internal arts in 1987. He has learned from Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, and their students and disciples, including Jim and Angela Criscimagna and Mark Wasson. Ken is a champion tournament competitor in forms, weapons and sparring. He and his wife, Nancy live in Moline, Illinois, where he teaches and writes. His blog is at

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