How can a man near 60 years old have the strength, stamina, speed and suppleness to spar in the ring, on the mat and in the cage with skilled opponents 20 and 30 years younger? How can he overcome kidney failure, high blood pressure and never get a cold or the flu? How can his martial energetic skill get effective enough to actually recover from 9 three min rounds of striking and 8 five min rounds of grappling several times a week… coming back stronger… never taking more than 72 hours to recover from combat sports injures? Read this book and find out.
You see martial energetics, Internal Boxing and Alchemy is not about how many people you can put down. It is about how many times you can get up from getting knocked down mentally, physically and emotionally. By training in the extremes of modal behavior one finds the center in thinking, feeling and doing. Through armed and unarmed martial energetics, internal skill can be measured by external regimens.
For those with autotelic personalities (competing against themselves and not others) and a desire to transcend their limitations this book is for you. There is scholarship. There is bone and flesh pounding regimens. There is eating bitter and investing in loss. But there is also a wisdom brought to you from 1000’s of hours of video recorded, training processes and notes taken over seven years of applied research.
This book teaches people to learn how to alter consciousness through Vedic and Taoist, Stilling and Moving Meditation. Western Long Boxing is a martial energetic system of integrative disciplines found in Abdibhamma and Phenomenological Psychology. These pedagogies have been combined to produce a curriculum that integrates these cultural perspectives on consciousness enhancement. The goal is to expand the methodologies of Taoist and Vedic internal alchemy.
The specifics of these methodologies derive from Tibetan Buddhism practices of samatha and vispayana theory and Sport Psychology principles originating from Practical Set and Flow Theory. The latter theories were introduced by Professor’s Dorthy Yates and Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, and customized for the Martial and Medical adept by the author.
The result is a Pugilistic Internal Alchemy formula called the Tao of the Ten Gated Changes. This formula is a tool to master the skills necessary to alter consciousness by raising the baseline levels of modal behavior function for the Western practitioner of internal alchemy. This is the purpose of developing Western Long Boxing.