|THREE TREASURE AND THREE SCHOOLS.
The practice in Taoists schools is based
on the work with internal strength, energy and spirit- THREE TREASURE
OF IMMORTALS and a martial art is understand as AN ART OF INTERACTION OF
PARTNERS LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH which is devoid of aggression and
negative emotions or changing them creatively to positive ones.
The result of accumulating and clearing
of three treasure is the phenomenon which was called fostering of Nature
and Essence and could lead to such serious results which permit to speak
about personal immortality. Three treasures are connected with three bases
of human beeing: strength of spirit (mind and wisdom), energy and strength
of intention (internal strength).
These three strengths are symbolized by
three types of weapon traditional for each school: straight sword (Jien)
is a symbol of spirit, curved sword (Tao) is a symbol of energy, spear
is a symbol of intellect or intention.
All Taiji-quan techniques are arranged
so to gather physical and mental (natural and essential) human strength
and lead it to harmony. Healing effect of training is a result of restoration
of personal internal (energy) sphere. The ability to keep the integrity
of external and internal spheres in martial practice is a base of tactics
of fighting connected with the foundation of techniques. Tactics is generally
based on using partner's mistakes and directed to break his balance. The
united sphere repeal all attacks and redirect them back, an opponent loses
his balance, his aggressive intentions loose theirs strength and change.