Take Your Understanding and Skill of Chen Tai Chi, Xingyiquan and Baguazhang to the Next Level! Enjoy the Perfect Blend of Video Instruction and Live Zoom Classes! Try Two Weeks Free and Get Complete Access -- from Basic to Advanced Skills! More Than 900 Video Lessons -- PLUS Three Live Online Classes Per Week with Instructor Ken Gullette -- PLUS Live One-On-One Coaching! Details Below!
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If you have studied Taiji (Tai Chi), Xingyi or Bagua, I would like to ask you a serious question. Does one of these sentences describe your internal arts experience?
- Your teacher focuses mainly on health and meditation and does not teach you what the movements mean for self-defense.
- Your teacher spends a lot of time on "chi cultivation," and the instruction is shrouded in Mystical Mumbo Jumbo.
- Your teacher is "old school" and holds back information, or gives you information in small bits.
- You are a teacher but you feel there may be gaps in your knowledge, and you want new ideas and to continue your internal arts education.
- You want personal, one-on-one instruction from the teacher.
- You want to study, but there are no teachers where you live.
- You want to be certified, but you want the certification to mean something and not be viewed by other martial artists as a cheap online certificate.
- Many members of this website answer "YES" to one or more of the above.
This website is for you! World class step-by-step instruction on over 900 video lessons with nothing held back plus LIVE ONLINE CLASSES and also ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL COACHING from the instructor!
No matter where you are in the world, and on all devices -- desktop computers, laptops, Android and Apple devices -- you can have 24/7 access to the most complete, in-depth instruction of Chen Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Cheng style Baguazhang, plus Qigong and more!
All Material -- from Beginner to Advanced -- Is Available To You Immediately! More than 125 Hours of Detailed Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Qigong Instruction -- Equivalent to More than 67 DVDs To Increase Your Skill! PLUS you can join in THREE live online classes each week and also schedule private one-on-one sessions with Ken at NO EXTRA COST. Learning online is difficult, but not when you have personal feedback from the instructor like a bricks-and-mortar school. You get that in our live classes and one-on-one sessions!
What members say about Internal Fighting Arts and Sifu Ken Gullette:
"Your site has exceeded my expectations - a very rare internet experience indeed." - Robert Church
"I am living in Shanghai and studying Xingyiquan and Chen Taiji. In a world where most teachers jealously guard their 'secrets,' you've been a beacon for cutting through the BS and seeing through to the real thing underneath." - Jon Nicklin
"I live in Japan and study Baguazhang and Xingyiquan, but the language barrier makes me miss some of the meaning. Your training has filled in the gaps and has been responsible for most of the progress I have made so far." - Kiefen Synnott
"The site provides a very clear systematic curriculum for learning the internal arts. I can clearly see the progressive steps and skills one needs to master before going onto the next level." -- Kevin Sund
"My daughter is 12 years old and has trained in the martial arts since she was four years old under some of the most qualified and accomplished Masters in the world. Recently, we made the decision to integrate her into Wudang Tai Chi and Chen Tai Chi to augment her knowledge and depth of training to push her to the next level.
I asked her to examine the Internal Fighting Arts program to assess its viability. Her assessment concluded that the program not only provided a solid curriculum for high levels of achievement but also for long term study. In addition, she was very impressed with the depth, clarification of the martial applications, the internal structure and the often left out aspects of teaching these arts." -- Doshin Kris L. Warner, World Ki Shin Do Budo Kai Federation
"A couple months ago, I took up Ken's long-distance coaching offer, as I live hundreds of miles away. I've been getting great one-on-one attention during our video lessons that is complementing the website material. Ken is patient, kind, and really knows where to point out what needs to be improved. I'm going to be constantly back for more of these as I keep learning new material!" -- I.H. in Michigan
Ken Gullette has studied martial arts for 45 years, and he has learned from some great internal arts teachers, including:
- Jim and Angela Criscimagna
- Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
- Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing
- Mark Wasson
- Chen Zhiqiang
- Chen Bing
- Chen Huixian
- and more.
Ken passes what he has learned directly to his students and holds nothing back!
If you have looked at Taiji, Xingyi or Bagua schools, you know that the student fees can be $50, $75, $100 a month or more, and the instruction you receive leaves you feeling as if there MUST be something more. This is where you find it.
Here is what you get as a member of this site for only $19.99 per month:
- Two Free Weeks of TOTAL ACCESS before you invest a penny! You will be able to watch all video lessons, download free pdf documents, and even enjoy a member discount on DVDs during your two free weeks.
- The right to cancel at any time -- NO HASSLE!
- More than 900 video lessons in order from basic skills to advanced material -- More than 125 Hours -- More than 67 DVDs Worth -- the most detailed lessons you've ever seen on Chen Taiji, Bagua and Xingyi. Also, Qigong and philosophy that will allow you to center yourself through the ups and downs of modern life. View each video full-screen if you want!
- Free PDF downloads and a Member Discount on all DVD purchases!
- Three Live Classes with Ken each week via Zoom. Practice with Ken, ask questions, meet other members and get personal coaching. Members rave about the quality of these classes and the depth of the instruction. Everyone sees their skills improve. Replays of the live classes can be streamed on the site for a week or two after the class for those who miss it.
- Live One-on-One Private Coaching Sessions with Ken via Skype or FaceTime. Schedule 15-to-30-minute sessions with Ken to go over the material you are working on. These are fun, friendly sessions where you will see a LOT of improvement in your skills.
- No "secret" information is held back! Every movement - every technique - every internal principle - all the body mechanics are broken down in detail.
- Receive Certificate of Achievements for Internal Strength and even individual forms and levels in the three arts (and Qigong) by working with Ken and demonstrating understanding and basic competence. These certificates are Ken's "blessing" and will give you credibility if you decide to teach the material. But it does not come easy. It requires practice on the student's part. This is a REAL school, not a McDojo.
- A complete curriculum - starting with the basics of Internal Strength - that will take your knowledge and skill to the next level -- GUARANTEED or your money back - no questions asked!
- Direct access to the instructor. Ken responds to your questions and problems by email and phone to help you get the most benefit from the training. Yes, Ken actually answers the phone when you call!
- A standing invitation to join any of Sifu Gullette's regular practices in the Quad Cities at NO EXTRA COST!
- A respected site that has been online for nearly 12 YEARS and will be here for a long time to come!
- An instructor who is a respected tournament champion, a dedicated internal artist, and a teacher who produces champions! Sifu Gullette wants this to be the BEST internal training experience you've ever had!
- New videos and free pdf downloads are being added continuously!! Ken makes new videos every week, pushing the content into advanced territory.
- Member requests for video lessons are accepted! Ken will create a new video lesson to answer questions that are not clear.
- Monthly Newsletter emailed to you! Go behind the scenes, meet the people who are involved in the site, meet other members, read training tips, get internal insights, and keep up-to-date on the internal arts community.
This site was launched on July 4, 2008 and has attracted members around the world -- from the United States to Canada, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Malaysia, and China -- members who have been amazed by the depth of material, and the easy-to-understand instruction on this site.
Sifu Ken Gullette has studied martial arts for 45 years and began teaching the internal arts in 1997. But he has kept learning in the years since, and is still learning. His online training, DVDs and ebooks have been studied by martial artists around the world. And he does this as his full-time job! He is here for you at all times by phone and email!
Ken's instruction places an emphasis on internal body mechanics -- the unique internal principles that give you relaxed power!
The Curriculum - What You Will Learn:
- The crucial body mechanics for high-quality internal kung-fu.
- Ground path and Silk-Reeling energy exercises, explanations and instruction in peng jin, whole-body movement, opening/closing the kua, Dan T'ien rotation, and more.
- How to do fajing (issuing energy).
- How to control your opponent's center, one of the keys to internal self-defense.
- Pole-shaking exercises to bring body mechanics all together for power.
- The "secrets" of relaxed power (here is a hint: it is all physical skill, not mystical)!
- The San Ti stance.
- Five Fist Postures and their fighting applications.
- Linking Form - Lien Huan Wu Hsing - movements and self-defense applications.
- 2-Person forms - stationary and moving.
- Xingyi Staff Form and fighting applications
- Staff basic techniques - grips, stances, blocks, strikes, one-steps and more.
- Xingyi Straight Sword Form and fighting applications
- Straight Sword basic techniques - grips, stances, deflections, cutting techniques, one-steps, sword & scabbard techniques and more.
- Ba Shih ("Eight Methods") Intermediate Xingyi Form and self-defense applications.
- The 12 individual animal forms of Xingyi and their self-defense applications.
- The advanced 12-animal linking form Shih Er Xing ("12 Shapes") and its self-defense applications.
- Learn more than 200 self-defense applications for the 12 Animals - hand strikes, kicks, knee strikes, joint locks, and takedowns.
- Chen 19 Form - detailed instruction of movements and self-defense applications.
- Chen 38 Form - detailed instruction of movements and self-defense applications.
- Chen Broadsword Form - the movements of the form and broadsword fighting applications.
- Broadsword Basic Techniques - grips, stances, deflections, cutting techniques, one-steps, sword & scabbard techniques, one-steps and more.
- Push Hands - basic patterns, body mechanics, and self-defense applications.
- Chen Straight Sword Form - detailed instruction of the movements, body mechanics and fighting applications.
- Laojia Yilu Form - the 75-movement form, taught with detail and a focus on internal body mechanics.
- Self-Defense Applications of the Laojia Yilu Form - more than 400 self-defense applications hidden inside the Laojia Yilu Form.
- Laojia Erlu Form - also known as "Cannon Fist," this form is known for combining smooth, flowing movement with bursts of powerful fajing.
- Chen Spear Form - in the process of completing the video shoots for this -- instruction and fighting applications.
- Chen Double Broadswords Form - in the process of completing the video shoots for this -- instruction and fighting applications.
- And more to come!!
Cheng Style Baguazhang
- Breakfalls - techniques that teach you how to "fall" when thrown to the ground.
- Circle-walking and basic footwork.
- The Mother Palms and their self-defense applications.
- Tea-Serving Exercises - Bagua's version of silk-reeling.
- Pole Exercises - stationary and moving, plus the fighting applications.
- Eight Basic Palms Form - the movements, body mechanics and self-defense applications of this basic form.
- The Three Goals of Bagua Self-Defense - Learn 25 different ways of achieving the three goals -- Uproot, Unbalance, and Control Your Opponent's Center.
- Building Blocks of Bagua Self-Defense - More than 100 fighting applications with a focus on internal body mechanics and key concepts (known as "Key Words") of Bagua self-defense.
- The Eight Main Palms Form - the first major form that you learn, with an emphasis on internal body mechanics.
- Fighting Applications of the Eight Main Palms Form - learn more than 150 self-defense applications of the form, including palm strikes, elbow strikes, kicks, sweeps, joint locks and takedowns.
- Bagua Elk Horn Knives Form - learn these devastatingly effective weapons - the movements of the form are taught with an emphasis on internal body mechanics. The fighting applications are useful against any weapon.
- Bagua Swimming Body Form - this advanced form is graceful, with flowing movements grounded in good internal body mechanics.
- More Bagua material is created regularly.
Qigong ("Chi Kung")
- How to calm your mind and body, ease stress, and improve your health.
- How to "remain centered" at all times, even in moments of crisis and tragedy.
- Basic Qigong Exercises - three 5-minute routines and two 10-minute routines.
- The Eight Pieces of Brocade - an ancient series of eight Qigong exercises.
- The Yi Jing Ching Palm Set - twelve exercises, mostly using palm positions, which help you calm the mind and body and find your Center.
- The Yi Jing Ching Fist Set - twelve exercises, mostly using fist positions, which help you calm the mind and body and find your Center.
- The Yi Jing Ching Moving Set - twelve moving Qigong exercises that strengthen the body as you calm yourself, find your Center, and improve your health.
- Basic Warmup and Stretching Exercises
- Chin-Na Joint Locks
- Self-Defense Techniques for all situations
- Knife and Gun Defenses
- Fighting Strategies
- Tournament Sparring Techniques - learn the techniques that have allowed Sifu Gullette to win dozens of sparring competitions.
- A complete white sash to black sash curriculum for those who are interested in achieving rank.
You get FREE MEMBERSHIP for two weeks (14 days) and then pay only $19.99 per month! Get started now!
No contracts! Cancel anytime! A qualified instructor. You'll get complete access to all material on the site -- including free downloadable pdfs and you can purchase instructional DVDs at a member discount! In addition, all members can communicate directly with the instructor. The best part -- you can use this information to enhance and "fill in the gaps" of instruction you are receiving from other instructors.
Start Learning Today! Get COMPLETE ACCESS free for two weeks, then pay only $19.99 per month!
If you are not satisfied for any reason, cancel anytime. If you cancel within two weeks of joining, you will not be charged.
You cannot lose by trying it out! That's a promise from Sifu Ken Gullette!