The Internal Arts is known as 内功 Nei Gong in Chinese. It is also known as Wu Gong. It is the combination of the terms “Wu Shu” and “Qi Gong”. Wu Shu translates to martial arts or better known as Kung Fu. “Qi Gong” means “energy work”. Instead of saying “Wu Shu Qi Gong”, the Chinese traditionally combined them into “Wu Gong”. Even though many people have never heard of Wu Gong, it is a vital part of a martial artist’s and health enthusiast’s life. It also includes Tai Ji Quan and meditation.
The Internal Arts are unique because the practice starts with focusing the mind for strength, health, and wisdom. Many of the External Arts use physical strength first and then eventually get to the power of the mind.
Wu Gong 武功 is a combination of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and meditation as a single idea. It is another name for Nei Gong 内功.
Qi Gong is the use of 'life force' or 'life energy' for strength, health, wisdom and self-defense. It is truly an amazing practice.
Kung Fu is Chinese martial arts that teaches self-defense, mind over matter, meditation, health and much more.
Meditation is quieting the mind to learn to focus, self heal, and to meet our true selves.
Tai Ji Quan is a health exercise and martial art that has benefits for physical and mental health and self-defense.
Wu Gong teaches physical, mental, and emotional strength, balance, and well-being.