Your school places a lot of importance on Internal Force? Does everyone in your school has Internal Force?
We place a lot of importance on Internal Force in our practice because it brings us a lot of benefits. Not only Internal Force greatly enhances our combat efficiency, more importantly it gives us good health, vitality, longevity, mental clarity and spiritual joys.
Presuming all other things were equal, if two persons are sick, the one with Internal Force will recover faster. It two healthy persons perform a same job, the one with Internal Force will have better result.
Yes, every student in our school, including those who only practice Qigong but not Kungfu, has Internal Force. This is because Internal Force training is incorporated in all our training.
When a student in our school performs a Qigong exercise, he generates a Qi Flow. When the Qi Flow increases in volume, it constitutes Internal Force, even when he does not perform any specific Internal Force training method.
When a student in our school performs Kungfu movement, he also generates a Qi Flow. When this Qi Flow increases in volume, it constitutes Internal Force, even when he does not perform any specific Internal Force training method.
To many people, including martial artists, this is extra-ordinary. Many people think that Internal Force can only be developed using Internal Force training methods. These methods will increase the amount of Internal Force, but Internal Force can also be developed using Qigong and Kungfu movements that are normally considered external.
For example, if you perform Pushing Mountains as a gentle physical exercise, you will not be able to develop any Internal Force. This is what most people do.
But if you use the same Pushing Mountains exercise to generate an energy flow, which is the essence of Qigong, and increase the amount of energy substantially, you develop Internal Force. You can use the internal force to break a brick, for example, without ever having to hit a sandbag.
If you perform a Kungfu set, like Four Gates, for example, as external Kungfu, you will be unable to develop Internal Force. But if you employ the same Kungfu set to generate an energy flow, and increase the energy substantially, you will develop Internal force. When you spar with other people, they may complain that your arms are powerful, without you having to hit any wooden dummy.
The above is taken from Question 6 December 2016 Part 3 of the Selection of Questions and Answers.