Yang Mian is Master Yang’s family internal martial art system. It is one of the foundations upon which Calligraphy Health was established.

Martial Arts and wellbeing

It is a unique art that develops internal energy through natural movement. This is then expressed, combatively, in a living, three-dimensional way. It teaches to store, cultivate, produce and utilise this internal energy which is unlimited in its application. It can be applied in the martial arts, manifesting externally as instant explosive power, speed, power transfer and Fa Jin. Likewise it can be used internally, manifesting as health, healing, vitality and longevity.

Base Power

The foundations of the Yang Mian system are based in the cultivation of “base power”. This is power you can hear, see and feel. This is also known as instant Fa Jin. The longer this is practiced; the louder the sound becomes, as the power you generate becomes stronger and more explosive. This power once built up stays with you for the rest of your life. This is because the training has been programmed into your ‘cell’s memory’ or DNA blueprint.

This internal, instant Fa Jin is the fuel of martial arts and a key factor that is missed by most external martial systems. This is the martial arts highest level; where the practitioner can control explosive power, at will, into any action. This is not the same as physical strength, which can never be ‘owned’ and diminishes with age. 

Like flowing water

Once base power has been established, Yang Mian starts developing linked movement. These movements are very quick; flowing in a soft, unbroken manner (the same philosophy as unbroken Chinese calligraphy writing) finding their way through an opponent, like water flowing down a hillside. The driving force, or engine, behind the strikes and flowing movements is the Dantian or ‘Action Mind’ energy centre of the body. Over time, the training manifests in what is known as ‘reflex mind’, which is a precursor to the much coveted ’empty mind’.

The Yang Mian System transforms the body, making it ‘rubber-like’. Combining this physiological state with base power allows for instant power transfer into any target. This penetrates internally, like a hammer driving a nail into a piece of wood. The training develops the ability of the body to both deliver and absorb great shocks and heavy blows without injury to itself. Moreover, its healing potential is amazing and rejuvenates the body’s joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles through improved blood and oxygen circulation.

Applicable to any activity

Yang Mian System can be applied to every form of sport or physical activity which can benefit from energy accumulation and conservation and the delivery of explosive power at great speed. The training develops the ability of the body to both deliver and absorb great shocks and heavy blows without injury to itself.

The training also rejuvenates the body by repairing and promoting cell activity through improved blood circulation and by flooding the body with oxygen. The rapid accumulation of energy and improved health and fitness that result, makes possible the split second reaction times that are typical of this martial arts style 

The exercises of Yang Mian are all based upon an understanding of the body and are specific in dealing with:

1. The Respiratory System
2. The Cardiovascular System
3. The Muscular System
4. Endurance and Fatigue
5. Synergistic Co-ordination for Maximum Performance

Available to anyone

The Yang Mian System has no age, body shape/weight, or gender limitations. This is because once internal energy has been cultivated your power will be strong and with you forever regardless of those conditions.