This site was initially dedicated to teaching and promoting the martial art of Mei Hua Zhuang. It went to great lengths to outline the origin and history of the martial art as well as its training and the core principles involved.
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My Mei Hua Zhuang Experience
My enthusiasm for martial art fighting stems from my youth fixation on ninjas and Mei Hua Zhuang motion pictures. The media profited by the “enchanted” and superhuman qualities portrayed in the legends of the martial art fighting. Much the same as a large number of the young men my age, I needed to grow up to be a ninja. It didn’t take long to make sense of that turning into a ninja was not a down to earth vocation decision. In any case, regardless I needed to see precisely what martial art fighting was about.
I began taking Hapkido, a Korean battling style, at ten years of age and could get my belt just before my family moved. In secondary school, I took Tang Su Do for a long time, halting when I got my first knee surgery.
After my third, and ideally last, knee surgery, I began preparing in Mei Hua Zhuang with one expert Zhou. Mei Hua Zhuang is a Chinese battling style prevalent in China. This was a significant ordeal and just powered my hunger for learning about human expressions. I exploited the chance to take a class examining the historical backdrop of Asian martial art fighting.
Subsequent to returning home for the mid year with the Master Zhou’s nuts and bolts to take a shot at, I understood I disregarded essentials previously. I went right back to the starting and got everything right. I’ve discovered heaps of nuances in the developments I had never thought about, a bunch of conceivable applications just from the most straightforward of developments.
The troublesome thing is inspiration. Constraining myself for a long time to experience the same routine of the same unending measure of redundancy of the same developments is exhausting, tedious and appalling. Be that as it may, after a time frame I’ve begun to feel the advantages. My body feels more grounded, all the more capable, my applications more characteristic and my structures smoother and more pleasant.
The main way I’ve figured out how to get past, is to set solid objectives. A few days I get sluggish, I feel like what’s the point, I’ve done this such a variety of times as of now! The main thing I can do is to help myself to remember my objectives and inspire myself through. Obviously, I feel such a great amount of superior to the days I give into my sluggishness, when I feel regretful and languid.
All things considered, this is the importance of the very word Mei Hua Zhuang. In old times Mei Hua Zhuang wasn’t the name of a military craftsmanship, it was an achievement of ability. Mei Hua Zhuang intended to achieve an abnormal state through steadiness, through many years of preparing and refining; whether it was to make teapots, paint pictures, sword battle or even to cut vegetables, Mei Hua Zhuang was an accomplishment.
Through my steady preparing and refining, I have come to acknowledge individuals who devote them to any expertise, individuals who have that fanatical yearning for impeccable something. Mei Hua Zhuang is similar to an artist who wears down the wood regular, to uncover the magnificence greatness in refining and disposing of the harshness in your body’s development.
Mei Hua Zhuang preparing concentrates vigorously on punching. You may spend a few hours performing punching penetrates and boxing schedules. Extending activities for the abdominal area round out the preparation so that professionals’ adaptability and hand speed and power are sharpened. The hovering activities of Mei Hua Zhuang enhance the adaptability and quality of your arms. Numerous different competitors, for example, gymnasts, benefit from the abdominal area molding of Mei Hua Zhuang.
Flexibility is a major portion of Mei Hua Zhuang preparing. You need bunches of adaptability to perform Mei Hua Zhuang legitimately. Mei Hua Zhuang understudies extend their bodies previously, then after fact each class. Mei Hua Zhuang aces who have been rehearsing for a long time have a level of adaptability, equalization and readiness tantamount to that of an athlete.
Mei Hua Zhuang bolsters a brain body association. Contemplation is a key part of Mei Hua Zhuang preparing. Mei Hua Zhuang experts educate their understudies how to quiet their breathing and clear their psyche, placing understudies in a casual state that gives them balance, physical and emotional.
Mei Hua Zhuang is astounding for blazing fat and getting in shape. The muscles you assemble in your legs and abdominal area rate up your resting digestion system, and the punching and kicking drills you perform smolder bunches of calories. Examination has demonstrated that dealing with a punching pack is a fabulous cardiovascular activity and that a 135-lb grown-up can blaze somewhere around 350 and 450 calories amid a 50-moment kickboxing working. I lost bunches of weight and got to be more beneficial and more fit every day, and well, you know the confidence, esteem and the ladies’ attention, oh yes that, that accompanies being fit.
The best thing about the experience and the journey is that I did not only get fit physically, I learnt how to deal with my emotions and became a better person. I have participated in Breast Cancer charity events and I respect people and I am not violent, despite my abilities to wrap up a few guys at the same time.
My life in Karate
I did not involve myself in martial arts by choice but rather because circumstances at that point in my life called for me to acquire some self defense techniques. Growing up was fun when I was under protection round the clock by my parents. This was until I joined school. At the age of 7, things changed and i became an eye candy for bullies. They would pick on me for various reasons and this affected me so much in my life.
I shared the issue with my parents who took the matter up with the school authority. This was a great move but I felt I needed to be able to protect myself more. My best friends’ dad was a martial arts teacher whom I had come to admire. When these events of bullying started, my best friend and I decided we would take lessons from his dad on martial arts.
My best friends’ dad (Mr. Martins) taught part time karate classes. He was a police officer and it is during his training that he became interested in karate. At the end of his training in the academy he emerged top in his class and was chosen by the academy to offer karate lessons in the department. We would tag along to his classes and we learned quit a lot from him. What started as a self defense initiative grew into something very interesting. I would not miss a class and I enjoyed every bit of my training. Over the years I perfected my art and the journey was an amazing experience.
I did karate from the age of 7 up until when I was 14 years. During this time, I learned different types of moves in karate. From my lessons I was taught basic karate moves which included kicks, stances, punches, strikes and blocks. In the process I tore a few trousers. I remember my mum making fun of me and my torn pants. My best friend had a field day too with the torn pants but not for long because he also had his share.
I recall one incident where we were heading home from school and decided to have some ice cream as we were taking a short cut through the park. We sat down in one of the benches, put our bags down and started doing what we loved. As we were polishing up on our karate moves we heard a woman’s scream. From where we were standing we could see a light bodied man running towards us. That is when I realized he had grabbed the ladies bag and was running.
I felt I had to do something and as he was passing by my friend tripped him. As he fell to the ground, I did the all famous chop and hit him right on his groin. He wriggled in pain on the ground. We took the bag and before we could divert the attention back to the thief, he had already escaped. We gave the bag back to the lady and she was really grateful. Nothing beats the feeling of feeling like a hero.
In the past, i got involved in karate for 9 years. Recently I added a few pounds. I tried so many things to shed of the weight but it was not easy. Then it hit me that I should go back to doing what I loved so much at one point in life. I started doing karate again and it has really helped with my weight loss. I have lost ten pounds in two months and I love the results.