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People who are starting to practise Qigong o.ften ask if it is all right to participate in other sports such as swimming, football, tennis, weight training and so on. There is no reason why you should not continue to enjoy these activities, but you will of course be using up the Qi that you have stored. This is because fitness training in the West is based on the principle of 'No pain, no gain'. People push their bodies until they are hot, sweaty and exhausted, after which they need to eat and sleep in order to recharge their energy. Of course, if you practise Qigong you will have more energy than you previously had to expend on the tennis court or football pitch. It is up to each individual to decide what they want out of their Qigong and sporting activities, and to find the right balance for themselves.
There are two reasons why I have come to visit the U.K. firstly my aim is to make British people love Chinese Wushu like the Chinese people love football. Secondly, I would like my daughter to carry on the tradition and be the fourth generation of our family to teach martial arts.
In some ways this document is my 'Hail Mary', a term used in American Football, which everyone in the United States knows, when a Quarterback has three seconds left at the end of a game, six big guys are running at him at top speed, he is covered in mud and blood, bruised and aching all over, and it is raining and cold. He has no idea if there is anybody positioned to catch the ball because he can't see clearly anymore - but this is the deciding throw, because if his team scores they win the game, and the championship.
Inducement of the flow state seems to be related to the intensity or urgency that particular situations encourage. For example, the surgeon is dealing with a life-threatening situation, as is a rock climber. Any performer, be it on stage or on a football field, is under considerable pressure to perform and is therefore in an intense state of mind. This added importance brings an element of reality and being completely in the moment, which aids the concentration and focus of attention. Hence, if we can manage to capture and include that same mental direction in the practice of Ba Gua Zhang, we will be transcending and heightening the movements of a true art form.