Study Plans

How do you begin studying one of the internal arts? Are you wondering how to set up a study plan? Let these lists be your guide to purchasing Sifu Ken Gullette’s materials.

The material below can be found on Ken’s DVDs and Ebooks. The membership website has even more material that is not yet on DVD.

Step 1 — Internal Strength and Silk-Reeling Energy

  • The place to begin regardless of the art you want to study. The material for this section can be found on the Internal Strength DVD/Ebook and the Silk-Reeling Energy DVDs/Ebook
  • The crucial body mechanics for high-quality internal kung-fu.
  • Ground path and Silk-Reeling energy exercises, explanations and instruction in peng jin, whole-body movement, opening/closing the kua, Dan T’ien rotation, and more.
  • Pole-shaking exercises to bring body mechanics all together for power.

Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Chuan)

  • Five Fist Postures and their fighting applications. The San Ti stance is also important. All of this is found on the Hsing-I Five Fist Postures DVD/Ebook.
  • Fighting Applications of the Five Fist Postures.  It is important to understand how movements are used in self-defense.
  • Linking Form – Lien Huan Wu Hsing – movements and self-defense applications.
  • Xingyi Staff Form and fighting applications — including staff basic techniques – grips, stances, blocks, strikes, one-steps and more.
  • Xingyi Straight Sword Form and fighting applications — including Straight Sword basic techniques – grips, stances, deflections, cutting techniques, one-steps, sword & scabbard techniques and more.
  • Ba Shih (“Eight Methods”) Intermediate Xingyi Form and self-defense applications.
  • The 12 individual animal forms of Xingyi and their self-defense applications.
  • The advanced 12-animal linking form Shih Er Xing (“12 Shapes”) and its self-defense applications.

Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

  • Chen 19 Form – detailed instruction of movements and self-defense applications.
  • Chen 38 Form – detailed instruction of movements and self-defense applications.
  • Chen Broadsword Form – the movements of the form and broadsword fighting applications — including Broadsword Basic Techniques – grips, stances, deflections, cutting techniques, one-steps, sword & scabbard techniques, one-steps and more.
  • Push Hands – basic patterns, body mechanics, and self-defense applications.
  • Chen Straight Sword Form – detailed instruction of the movements, body mechanics and fighting applications.
  • Coming Soon — Laojia Yilu instruction.
  • Fighting Applications of Chen Tai Chi — check out the 3-DVD set to understand how powerful Taiji can be as a fighting art.
  • Coming Soon — Chen Spear Form and applications.
  • Coming Soon — Chen Double Broadswords Form and applications.

Cheng Style Baguazhang

  • Bagua Basic Skills DVD — Includes circle-walking and basic footwork; The Mother Palms and their self-defense applications; Tea-Serving Exercises – Bagua’s version of silk-reeling; Pole Exercises – stationary and moving, plus the fighting applications; Eight Basic Palms Form – the movements, body mechanics and self-defense applications of this basic form.
  • Building Blocks of Bagua Self-Defense -Basic Bagua self-defense concepts including uprooting, unbalancing, and controlling your opponent’s center, plus more than 100 fighting applications with a focus on internal body mechanics and key concepts (known as “Key Words”) of Bagua self-defense.
  • The Eight Main Palms Form – the first major form that you learn, with an emphasis on internal body mechanics. Plus fighting applications of the Eight Main Palms Form – learn more than 150 self-defense applications of the form, including palm strikes, elbow strikes, kicks, sweeps, joint locks and takedowns.
  • Bagua Swimming Body Form – this advanced form is graceful, with flowing movements grounded in good internal body mechanics.
  • Coming Soon — Bagua Elk Horn Knives Form – learn these devastatingly effective weapons – the movements of the form are taught with an emphasis on internal body mechanics. The fighting applications are useful against any weapon.

Qigong (“Chi Kung”) 

The following material is included in Ken’s Qigong DVD and Chi Kung Ebook:

  • How to calm your mind and body, ease stress, and improve your health.
  • How to “remain centered” at all times, even in moments of crisis and tragedy.
  • Basic Qigong Exercises – three 5-minute routines and two 10-minute routines.
  • The Eight Pieces of Brocade – an ancient series of eight Qigong exercises.
  • The Yi Jing Ching Palm Set – twelve exercises, mostly using palm positions, which help you calm the mind and body and find your Center.
  • The Yi Jing Ching Fist Set – twelve exercises, mostly using fist positions, which help you calm the mind and body and find your Center.
  • The Yi Jing Ching Moving Set – twelve moving Qigong exercises that strengthen the body as you calm yourself, find your Center, and improve your health.