Email With Howard Wang

Mail Correspondence with Mike on March 20, 2007

Dear Howard,

First I am say thanks for your observance and compliment , coming from you makes me feel like I have really improved…

In these two vids I play more rough with the students, allowing them to make big press ad pushes and I use more less subtle reflections instead of catching the intentions I catch there force and momentum ad play with there roots… I explain on the side why and my reasons…

It is also because they are not subtle enough and do not understand not to break or disconnect there minds and forces… They simply are raw in there ideas and very hard to (at least for me YET) to play very subtle with them… Although I feel improvements I recognize my intent to push ad am trying to use less physical intentions ad use will and mind intentions more… But yet it is hard… Of course my second reason is for pure fun and I like a bit of physical power issuing… But I still try to use as little as possible to get the job done…

My third reason is the web boneheads… People don’t believe just subtle destroying of the root, and when they see no movement or power and the person running backwards they think it fake and not real… SO i was trying to show a in between where I show issue but use soft control… I let the students use obvious force… That is why I move  the push sometimes I am testing to see if they are using good rooted power… So i move to show they are really pushing me… If I always root ad block them no one will see they are pushing…

Okay I have taken your advice about using students for practice but back the I was not ready, and used to much force to force… But nowadays it is different ad I really can hear by myself playing with students and meditating on the inner momentum,…. I know you understand about this….

I will shoot some more vids with subtle practice ad make it private so I can let only you watch… can be fun…

I agree and am ready for more spiritual studies… But I am still young and enjoy exploring the body and brain sides of the IMA… soo enough I will bridge the two, I just need more time… Thanks for all you help because these are the fruits of your dad and yourself helping me see the truth…. Thanks…

Yes its a sport hall dirty and cheap and big, but may soccer players in the background,,.. My old space was so nice compared but space to rent or buy is very hard ad I use several locations ow, so I move around a lot training in many sport places like this one in the vid… Some are nicer than this one but okay for now…

I am looking for a new space but so damn hard…

Yes I am doing well, not like super money making, because MA just does not make money, I should have played tennis or golf with the same passion I would be rich, but not happy, ….. this way I am happy and not rich, I like it this way, always a little suffering keeps life so much more colorful ad interesting…

Say hello to your dad for me…

Best,
mike

Howard Wang wrote:

Dear Mike,

Saw the video you had posted recently, it seems like you have been practicing diligently, and had improved.  However,  your intent to push is still observable, and is not subtle enough.

You do have more than enough for you to teach for a living there in Europe, and obviously you  have been doing well.   However, would recommend you to spend some time to read into spirituality as the preparation of your bridging over in the future.

Is the background of the videos your current teaching site?  Looks like a garage or empty factory plant to me.

Regards

Howard

to grow …

Some important Notes Mike gave some Time ago about my training:

“You guys are growing and have changed but you both dont realize the weight and strength combined for a simple task like grabbing or punching or just standing is more than the normal person because of your weights… Before you had no idea how to use your weight in way that is combined with your forces… Now with my training and conditioning both are getting much more stronger , but yet you dont realize this and just stay the same in mind when you grab or punch or partner now….

Some more thinking, especially the last sentence…

this is because you are always partnering the same people who are not growing or understanding softer power that stays stiff and strong, they manifest the same problem over and over, stiffness and tension in mind and body… this does not allow you to seek further to yourself (mind and body) until you touch hands with me again or someone like Hd, Howard and Teacher Wang…

It is very possible that partnering the same party over and over your are so use to each other that one thinks they are working softer but has no one else around to gauge the effects of training for softer power… result is just stay the same…. Then when you work with me i feel you dont get it, i feel you are not working on it, when maybe you are but not in the right light because fact is you have no one there that can say if you are tense or not, only you have each other, and moreover you both are strong and big in stature…

maybe try working with someone who is very weak then work with each other again and see if you are not sensing these ideas …

i hope that makes sense….

again why a teacher is ssoooooooo important and one who can sense these things, not get angry like i do, hahahaha…..

mike sifu
……who is also learning and working on these things… remember its a long road ahead for us both, so lets enjoy it and grow together !!!!”

Mikey Email – John Hum

Hey J,
excellent questions….  let explore further….

Chi progress = energy and breath coordinated and built together =  natural body power + inner energy from inside to outside =  match the two as one in oneness = combined the two through applications = skills improved = progress……

means that I have built up the inside to match the outside from the center outwards.. does that make sense…  It like we naturally have body power from our Li natural strength, correct,.. Lifting boxes or pushing a car for example…  follow…  okay but there is something behing all that that we dont understand… so take a empty box it as a shell that can be strong but there is nothing in the inside to match the outside… So eventually the box can collapse…  thats our bodies… empty but yet full with muscle powers….   Never mistake muscle force with the full energy of the inside… they ae two that work with each other… but how do we get them to work together….

The trick is letting go of the muscle side for a while as to build up the inside power to match the outside muscle power.. once the two are equalled then they can be intergrated together…

like take the box and slowly fill the inside up… to things happen, the box gets heavier but not bigger (fatter for us) two, the boxes wall become stronger so as the inside matches the outside and will be harded to collapse…  the same is with our bodies…

okay follow so far, i hope…  its not rocket science but there is something very intelligient to the philosophy … then apply it…. okay all theyears we practcie how do kwo if we have reached the two as the box gets filled….  First one must clearly recognize the difference between the two, clearly that is… if not then the two get mixed up or mistaken for each other then one can never grow…

After the two are achieved one must put it back into the forms applications and fighting , as to allow the skills build…

small roadmap.

one- build strong body – done when young
two- build inner body – done when mid thirties till 50ies and later
three- build skills – done all the time
four- refine skills- only can be done when understands all above clearly…

lets explore this some more…. you put your take on it and then I will write more…..

i still never finished the book… I really want to make videos but I am going crazy trying to get a good concept down for a video shoot…
any suggestions? ( this refers to a book and DVD we were to put together with Arno)

mikey….