Blog Category: Philosophy

Qigong Tradition

Qigong Tradition

Qigong is a Taoist tradition, dating back thousands of years. Since its conception, qigong has evolved into a wide range of different exercises and meditative forms and systems. Qigong is a Taoist tradition, dating back thousands of years. Since its conception, this...

A Message From Si Gung Thomas Rizzo

A Message From Si Gung Thomas Rizzo

We should endeavor to give more of ourselves to those around us. During this time, it would be easier to close ourselves off from the world, but it would be healthier for our mind to stay connected to the people around us. Connecting to living beings is part of...

Harmony

Harmony

Move towards humanitarian competition and away from confrontational competition. The Confucius idea of the great harmony, or datong, is that we can increase the social prowess when we work together to make everyone better as opposed to compete to make only ourselves...

Path of Mutual Support

Path of Mutual Support

The core must not be selfishness but mindfulness of others. We must think 'we' instead of 'I'. We must foster an environment of mutual support and prosperity within the community and within the Pai. This is the spirit of White Tiger Kung Fu.

White Tiger Philosophy

White Tiger Philosophy

Our White Tiger philosophy is based on discipline, moderation and life balance. We incorporate an Internal/External approach to martial arts training that cultivates a sound mind and a strong body in keeping with the White Tiger principles and standards of excellence....

Effortless Effort

Effortless Effort

Wu Wei A term we’d like to discuss is wu wei – without effort, without forcing. Huston Smith describes wu wei as “creative quietude” and “pure effectiveness”, which he describes as the most efficient and natural way of acting. The person of wu wei operates in the...

A Little Every Day

A Little Every Day

We believe in improving the mind and body in a gradual and progressive fashion. In terms of achieving mental clarity, we emphasize the importance of concentration, awareness and clear thought. We use breathing techniques, herbs, and meditation to teach our students to...

Taoist Philosophy

Taoist Philosophy

Taoism has to do with flowing with the Tao (Dao) – a word translated to English as “The Way,” and has to do with “the natural flow of things,” the “course of nature.” Because of this, Tao is sometimes called “The Watercourse Way.” Water is used as a representation of...

The Viewpoint of Nature

The Viewpoint of Nature

Li The viewpoint of nature, and the one we will discuss at length here, is from the Chinese, who use the word Li, to describe nature as organic pattern, translated as the markings in jade, the grain in wood, and the fiber in muscle. All of it is just infinitely...

That Which Is So Of Itself

That Which Is So Of Itself

Tzu-jan The Chinese term, tzu-jan, can be translated as nature, nature as in an entire point of view. It means “that which is so of itself.” The English word for it might be spontaneity. Like your heart beat, or controlling your body temperature, and replacing the...

Tao Te Ching Part 3 (3 Taoisms)

Tao Te Ching Part 3 (3 Taoisms)

Three Taoisms and Their Approaches to Te The Taoist’s desire to live life by the power (te) of the Tao has developed into three currents within the stream of Taoism. The first, with which Yakrider.com is mostly concerned, is commonly called “Philosophical Taoism,”...

Tao Te Ching Part 2 (Te)

Tao Te Ching Part 2 (Te)

There is a being, wonderful, perfect; It existed before heaven and earth. How quiet it is! How spiritual it is! It stands alone and it does not change. It moves around and around, but does not on this account suffer. All life comes from it. It wraps everything with...

Tao Te Ching Part 1

Tao Te Ching Part 1

The Tao Te Ching (or Dao De Jing) is a collection of writings or thoughts said to be written by Lao Tzu around 600 B.C. The Tao Te Ching is the second most translated publication in the world next to the Bible. So what does Tao mean? Historically there have been three...

We Adhere to an Ancient Creed

We Adhere to an Ancient Creed

Bak Fu Pai System Creed Respect your country, respect the people. Respect your Shi Fu, respect all martial arts. Learn righteous, learn magnanimous, learn Kung Fu. If you are able to accomplish the art, be humble. A master of the art does not abuse his knowledge by...

Qigong Meditation

Qigong Meditation

You cannot truly master Martial Arts without bringing your mind and body into close harmony. We encourage our students to embrace Qigong, an ancient health system that consists of breathing, focus and coordinated muscle movements designed to cultivate Chi-Energy....

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