My Discover Yi Chuan course will help you unlock the power of your intent (Yi) and use it to Discover, Develop and Apply Integrated Strength for self-defense, health restoration and energy cultivation.
Discover Yi Chuan works by reframing daily practice to focus on developing the latent capacity we all have to use our body as a single unit. Intense 'Feelizations' are used to induce connections within our frame and bring them under conscious control. Permutations and combinations of variations then evolve into freestyle practice where the Integrated State is maintained by feel. Then we learn to apply the Integrated State to self defense, health maintenance and restoration and/or life activities both mundane and adventurous.
DYC gives you everything you need. Detailed explanation of why and how to training differently to get different results, teaching & guided practice videos on a wide variety of topics and live training sessions with Q&A are all included. For more support you or your group can book a Check In session, focused private training customized you your needs. For a limited time new subscribers can book their fist check in for FREE. -Steve
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- Learn how to tap the power of your intent with FEELIZATIONS
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Train in Durango, Colorado
I am now in Durango, Colorado offering unique training opportunities for my subscribers & students. Outdoor training and cross training opportunities abound. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails surround Durango with breathtaking views and vitalizing natural energy. Mountain biking, cycling, white water rafting, paddle boarding, skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing and many other activities are complimented with great food, golf and even one of the only narrow gauge train train rides in the world.
Let me know when your coming to town and we can arrange times for training and help you with your itinerary. -Steve
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"Having studied a mixture of various martial arts over the years I was looking for a new teacher who could help me focus more on the internal dynamics of strength generation. Luckily I found Steve who happens to specialize in exactly that. Steve is a great teacher. His style is to not-only explain the movements of the practice and feeling-state that you need to achieve, but he also tries to put it all into practical language that explains what’s happening and why. I found that this style of explanation works very well for the way that I learn. The training method that Steve teaches has helped me to build much better internal foundations. I do have several years experience of external and internal martial arts and my original teachers have all been exceptionally talented, but Steve has helped me increase my overall body connection greatly. I can feel the difference when I practice now, I move differently and I think about power generation differently to before. Steve’s approach to teaching is very accessible and anyone at any level of experience can benefit from it. It can be studied by itself as a stand-alone art, but also provides a complement to anyone training in another martial art system. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey and know that it will always be with me in one form or other for my whole life." -Bruce, Surrey, UK
I have been studying YiChuan for coming up to 20 years now. I was a good student, as I thought, in that I did what my teacher told me to do. I practiced conscientiously but I did not ask wider and more challenging questions of myself and my teacher. It took me some 14 years into this journey before I started asking myself uncomfortable questions about what learning really means in the YiChuan context and what are the core principles on which the art is based. My learning up to this point had been a series of skills that I had not been able to link together. Lots of ‘skills’ but no hun yuan – and therefore no art. Easier to see and talk about than to do though! It was in this context that I met Steve. He was a breath of fresh air and our conversations and training focused in on the core of creating interconnectivity between all parts of myself and between me and the environment. His immense passion for the art and for helping people over this barrier to experiencing and practicing hun yuan has been incredibly helpful in challenging some of the very unhelpful habits that I had picked up. Intention Fist has been a fantastic resource for supporting my enquiry into the core of YiChuan. Not only is he extremely generous with his time and knowledge, he is very creative in trying to help me overcome blocks I have to accessing this core knowledge." - Nick, Sounthhampton, UK
"My friend and colleague, Dr. John, introduced me to yi chuan and his teacher (Steve) after learning of my affinity for martial arts and as a self-protection instructor. I was not familiar at all with any "internal art", nor had I even heard of such a concept until I met Dr. John. When Dr. John told me about his yi chuan practice, I was intrigued. He invited me to meet Steve, and I was grateful for the opportunity to see their training and check out this "yi chuan". I was quickly baffled and fascinated by Steve's Integrated Strength. I could not counter-attack any move he put on me no matter what I tried. He already had me participating in the tree wrestling exercise and demonstrated how it applies to Integrated Strength. I also attended a couple of his public workshops where I saw him displace every body type with every training background with such ease and grace. It was then that I knew I would begin my study and practice of yi chuan. Steve's web content has been a tremendous aid in my understanding of the *intention* (for lack of a better word) behind internal arts, or any martial art. After my first check-in with Steve, I was able to cultivate a daily practice where I am already seeing benefits in a short amount of time. It felt odd at first given my combatives background, but I am beginning to understand more about myself and the practice. It is evident that Steve has spent many years on his own training; but has also taken the time to read, research, prove/disprove, and distill loaded concepts into digestible exercises. His presentation and methodology will help you quickly accelerate your journey in Integrated Strength. He is very motivational, encouraging, gracious, wise and whip-smart. He always cultivates an environment that fosters very good energy, which leaves me feeling renewed and excited. All of these traits make for a coach and teacher that one would be incredibly lucky to learn from, as those are rare to come by. I have two, so I consider myself to have hit the jackpot! I cannot wait to see how yi chuan influences my pekiti-tirsia kali (PTK-SMF), combatives, and grappling training–as well as my own journey in teaching, coaching, and every other area in my life–in the years to come. Thanks, Steve!"
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Discover Yi Chuan has everything you need to cultivate Integrated Strength:
Many years ago a student convinced me to experiment with Teaching on-line via Zoom calls. I resisted but eventually gave it a try. To my surprise we able to make it work, Thanks Gus!
Now, several international moves later and experience with COVID lockdown and restrictions has lead me to embrace a hybrid teaching model that combines on demand resources like articles and videos with personal instruction via webinar, private check-in sessions and/or in-person training opportunities via workshops and seminars.
The purpose of Discover Yi Chuan is to give dedicated practitioners the tools they need to unlock the power of Intent and revolutionize their training. The core of The Method is not technique based, rather, its away to use intent to awaken dormant capabilities and develop them.
In my years of teaching I have come across too many people who have achieved far less then they should have due to missing, missed or miss information. I developed Discover Yi Chuan to solve this problem, to get hard workers past the 'mumbo jumbo' and the 'he said she said' and into looking into their own being for the answers they seek, paying forward what my Teacher did for me. - Steve
"I think it was back in 2014 when I found Steve in the middle of all the information on his teacher's website. I had under my belt a couple of decades of martial arts, from Judo to Yiquan (the so-called traditional way), passing through several years of Karate, Wing Chun, Aikido, and Russian Martial Art. Having experience with the practice of Yiquan and Russian Martial Art via remote learning, and willing to understand better what Yi Chuan (Cantonese form) was, I exchanged a couple of emails with Steve and then gave him a call if I recall correctly. We were living on opposite sides of the Globe, so for me, it was the only choice, hoping he would answer my questions. We had a very pleasant conversation for an hour or so, something I remember to this date, and everything he said, to my astonishment, made sense. I am a skeptical martial artist, let's say that. After the call, we organized a recurrent training session via Skype and he showed me the drills and theory behind the "magical" throws, with down-to-earth explanations on why it works (spoiler alert: it is a drill, not a combat application), and how to use the whole-body power in a real situation (it is less glamourous than it looks in the videos, but hell it works). Steve became a teacher and a friend and I hope our paths cross IRL soon." Gus, New South Wales, Australia
"I started off training in external styles years ago until I was exposed to the power of real internal power. Now I’ve been training in Yi Chuan with Steve E, and it has been a profound experience. I can tell you firsthand that Steve E. is a gifted teacher with the rare ability to demystify this misunderstood martial art for his students." Dr. John, Fort Worth, Texas
"As a longtime Yi Chuan practitioner, I had reached some heights in my personal experience of internal Kung Fu. However, I sometimes had a hard time maintaining that. I didn’t know when I was on or off. I studied with Sifu Cheuk Fung in San Francisco where Steve would often guide the class. Steve is the only official teacher sanctioned by Master Fung. Sifu offers you the gourmet sourdough. Steve can teach you how to make pizza with limitless topping combinations. I had doubts about training online but Steve can see right away what you’re doing wrong. He could see when I dropped my frame. I also felt I previously wasn’t “giving it my all” in accessing my strength and power. Steve reminded my that intense effort is needed, even if it isn’t regular single direction strength. Steve has taken the Yi Chuan to the next level in it’s application to lower movements, groundwork, and even yoga. I am a surfer and yogi as well so I appreciate being able to integrate all these practices."