Tom wrote:Are jibengong and foundation conditioning like tendon-strengthening sets taught with six-direction training in mind?
Nice pictures Tom.
I also practice that first picture and i use it more for the "he jin" (integrating force) discussed in the article above.
Integration force in your arms and legs results in the coordination of your upper and lower body. A simple way to practice integration force is to
use three specific points on your arm and a corresponding set of three points on your opposite leg. The three points on your arm are: the
Jianjing point on your shoulder; the Quchi point on your elbow; and the Lao Gong point on your hand. The three coordinating points on your
opposite-side leg are: the Huantiao point on your hip; the Yanglingquan point on your knee; and the Yongquan point on your foot.
In response to your question, i think the answer is a resounding yes! But many teachers don't explain the importance of this and many students aren't interested in doing such "boring" work, so i would guess many teachers don't bother telling them how important it is etc etc.
jjy5016: Zheng li is an other essential part of this and as the article says once you have become good at focusing in one direction you then move on to opposites, eventually all directions.
Since we are on the subject and seem to be having a constructive conversation (on RSF perish the thought ) if you or anyone else has articles about Zhengli, He jin or 6 direction force perhaps we can collect them here for reference/discussion?