Classically in kungfu training, a student is taught the basics and left to practice for a few years. In this period, the student is supposed to demonstrate their loyalty and character to prove they are worthy of the genuine teaching. In Yiyangmen, we do not teach in that manner. Everyone deserves genuine guidance. The more they seem not to deserve it, the more we ought to help them.
“Yiyangmen is the accumulation of 30 years of martial art and meditation practice.” That’s true, a buttoned up fact that one can honestly say at a job interview. But let’s take off the tie and talk about the truth!