Cheng Hsin is an exploration into consciousness and skill through the study of internal martial arts, self, body and mind.
Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou -
As an internal martial art Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou is mainly rooted in the arts of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Pa Kua Ch’ang and Aikido. In Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou we want to blend effortlessly with forces. This study includes the development and use of “Effortless Power” in a variety of pushing, pulling, spiraling, throwing, and joint techniques. It also leads into the exploration of interactive skills as leading, following, yielding, outreaching, neutralising and joining in both techniques and free play. In Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou we work with the body, emotions, thinking, intention and will of both ourselves and another. It offers an opportunity to investigate relational interaction on many levels.
Zen Body Being
Zen Body Being is about consciousness and transformation of our body structure, movement and use. We want to develop an effortless effective body being using five principles: Being Calm, Relaxing , Centering, Grounding/Sinking, Being whole and total.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan
We use different sets of movement to deepen our development of an effortlessly effective Body Being.
For further information on Cheng Hsin, its disciplines and its founder Peter Ralston visit the Cheng Hsin Homepage.
“When I began putting together Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou, I wanted to create an art based
on fundamental observations of physics, perception, intent, impulse, and energy -
I never learned anything I already knew.