Yiquan and Liuhebafa have both drawn my interest, I've posted here on the Tao Bums for a few years and I have honestly learned a lot from this community. I just started a gofundme page for this project. I'll be donating my own time and effort to produce and research the podcast and hope to interview various martial arts instructors, meditation teachers, philanthropists, poets, musicians and artists. Please do not feel obligated to donate, I will be releasing the podcasts, interviews, and videos free of charge.
Water and Will Project - Documenting Liuhebafa and Yiquan
My name is Matthew Parsons and my goal is to document two of China's internal martial art styles - Liuhebafa (Six Harmonies Eight Methods) and Yiquan (Mind/Will/Intention Boxing). The two arts intersected multiple times through the years and have influenced each other in various lineages. My first goal is to study Han shi Yiquan in Sacramento, California.
After gaining some proficiency with Han shi Yiquan I then hope to study with the Xinyi Meditation group in Manila, Philippines.After learning from the Xinyi Meditation group I would then like to study with Mok Kei Fai's group in Hong Kong. Another person I would like to meet is Paul Rogers in England who I hope can illuminate Zhao Daoxin's synthesis of neijia arts - xinhuizhang.
Other arts such as xingyiquan, baguazhang, and taijiquan have been better documented than liuhebafa. My goal is to provide more information about yiquan and liuhebafa in general as well as provide an in-depth look into lineage, kung fu as a whole, and how these arts may be integrated into modern sport fighting. I will be producing a podcast for this project to address internal martial arts, meditation, Daoism, performance poetry, literature, music, travels, and various other topics.