Visual arts benefit from martial arts in being reminded of the necessity of a combative determination: putting the pen or the brush on the paper and letting the ink flow, or making an incision in the wood are decisive, irrevocable acts. They decide our fate.
Video clips of some of the demonstrations mentioned in the talk can be found following these links: Pakua Hsiao Kaimen Chuan, Pakua Circle (Sixing Bazhang) and Pachi Kaimen Chuan. With thanks to Cong Yunfeng for the recordings.
With thanks to the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and Pachi Tanglang International.