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T
he martial arts on one level is for self defense. On another, broader level, martial arts training is for self awareness and self improvement. One goal in the practice of the martial arts is to improve health and prevent illnesses. Some of the movements during training can therefore be considered to be healing exercises. Practising for health and well being forms a special part of the Chinese Martial arts.

Healing exercises are distinctly different from regular exercises and other therapeutic techniques in several ways. Healing exercise can provide relief to those that are sick or physically weak without the reliance on drugs, medicine or surgery. These exercises are designed to build up the patient's physical strength and improve his or her physiological functioning. Following the principles established by different martial arts, those healing exercises seek to coordinate the movement of the mind, body and chi. The practitioner, by developing the appreciate body awareness, can progress towards a healthier life.

(Please seek a qualified instructor to obtain the maximum benefit from the training. Always take precautions when offered medical advice!)

   

 

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