Many martial arts and qigong practices speak of the need to move from the center, to 'round the crotch', to open the Huiyin point, and to relax the waist and hips. Due to the private nature of this area of the body, there are few if any martial art teachers who publicly describe methods regarding how to achieve these results. And so the pelvic area (a.k.a. dan-tian or hara) remains the most difficult area of the body for many practitioners to understand, feel, relax, and open. This book weaves together personal insights, practical tips, and a wide range of excerpts and references taken from martial arts, qigong, and other clinical books and articles to offer a functional path for higher level martial arts development. This is the first and only book dedicated to the topic of developing the pelvic area for the martial arts. You simply will t find this wealth of information, in one place, anywhere else!
Michael Buhr, B.A., M.A., began his internal martial arts studies in 1983 with Tai-chi Chuan forms, push hands, and sparring. Later, he began practicing zhan zhuang and other Wujifa exercises to develop the physical quality of internal strength. Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts is his first book. He is also the author of the Internal Gong Fu blog at: http: //internalgongfu.blogspot.com/