Sifu started the seminar by talking about different types of Qi that we come across in our daily life. Sifu explained the existing Qi in different objects, food, home, bedroom, office and environments. Also how one can feel and relate to animals by feeling their Qi. The same understanding applies to businesses, being a start-up or existing business, one can sense the good or bad Qi about it. In the end, Sifu mentioned that it is what we do about it that affects our lives.
The last type of Qi that Sifu talked about was the Jian (sword) Qi. Sifu explained that when doing a sword form, it will become one with our body and one can feel the sword’s Qi. Not all swords work for everyone. Therefore, we need to choose the right sword for ourselves and practising with a good sword will increase our Qi.
Sifu ended the lecture with a story about a thief entering a house who could not escape as the couple who lived in the house came in. He waited and waited for 3 days but the couple did not leave the house. Eventually, he came out and was captured. At the police station, he said he is not a thief but a doctor and was studying “the wife” for three days to determine if she has any illnesses. The husband explained to the officer that they have not asked any doctor to come. The officer was in doubt so the husband suggested to the officer to bring another woman posing as his wife to test if the thief can recognize the wife. Obviously, the thief could not recognize his wife and was put in jail. A thief will remain a thief no matter what he says.
We started repeating and polishing the previous parts of the last seminars after a short break. The movements of the sword in this form are very exciting and challenging with balanced arm and leg movements in different directions. This is one of my favourite sword forms and I am very excited to go through it in detail. Thank you Sifu for a great form and for passing your great knowledge, wisdom and skill to us.
by Shahriar Sepangi