My books have brought out quite a cafeteria of methods derived from various internal styles. There's a time and place for that kind of expansiveness, but compression and integration is also needed. That's actually the original purpose of a 'style', but it gets gooped up all over again with other junk like fitness, performance, ritual or just stringing people along to learn the next little technique or secret method.
I do not intend to fall victim to any of that. Partly I avoid it just by the structure of my stuff - pretty much super cheap. But most importantly I'm constantly trying to think how to present the key insights in an even more workable, immediately accessible and tangible framework at lowest cost not only money but TIME and TROUBLE.
My books PACKING and AIKI SINGULARITY depict extremely effective individual methods, and some local integration. But now I've worked up a longer span of integration. That is NOT a form or kata or ritualistic regimen. It's composed of pieces and insights that are already present but I want to provide an overall organization that is (i) time-aligned, and (ii) working toward integration of the 'practice' energy state into 'normal life'.
People often get a buzz from these practices but as soon as the phone rings or whatever, * poof * its' gone with the wind. As soon as you're done with your drill or your 108-gesture inner family whatever practice, your energy is maybe reinforced in some long-term deeper sense, there are benefits, but very few people can keep fully conscious fully continuity of the energy surge into 'life' (while still functioning normally therein of course).
So I put together a time, fixed-internal, three-phase buildout internal practice. It has three phases (doh!) of 5 minutes each - timed so you don't have to think and wonder and get distracted by that. But the phases are short enough that you don't get bored and begin to have that draggy tortured feeling. These phases are built around the ARC model, and work on its segments and integration. Integration not only within your energy body, but integration of the energetic state with the normal/daily life state. That's the Holy Grail of these practices anyway. It's something you can learn to do consciously and it's very interesting: hold the charge. Maintain the surge - even as you do some 'other' thing. The really interesting and surprising addon effect is that, the more you practice the ability to hold the charge in small ordinary 'safe' movements and circumstances, the more, later when your attention truly does need to be claimed by other things, the higher your 'automaticity quotient' becomes - the thing that Sun Lutang talked about as the real masters known to him who could react to anything before strictly physical sensory perception.
So it's fun, its straight forward and its worth playing with. Actually most of the traditional elaborate 'forms' in Asian martial arts are actually a lot of arbitrary movement designed to cultivate exactly what I'm talking about here. That is the ability to 'hold the charge' under any kind of goofy crazy changes in body position and attitude. But of course that angle was lost a long time ago. Most people would have no idea what I specifically and tangibly mean by this hold the charge thing anyway.
But I think there's a way to teach it within approachable and interesting parameters. So at my summer event, I'm going to teach this very straight-forward 3-phase buildout protocol as the temporal foundation (the beginning 15 minutes, not necessarily the total - though its so powerful it easily could be) of any internal regimen, and also the energetic bedrock.
The first phase is based on standing methods from Aiki Singularity, but streamlined. (5 mins)
The second phase is based on the core insight of Ba Gua. I know that word gets people all hepped up for some reason, but this is NOT what you normally think of as Ba Gua at all. It is an extremely simple practice that uses a core common feature of Ba Gua strictly in the service of the one goal of the overall protocol which is to begin to maintain and extend the charge into richer contexts of movement and action. But authentically, not theatrically fooling ourselves. In this protocol we never move ahead of our honest assessment of the charge status moment to moment (except unavoidably when first learning just the mechanics).
The third phase is based maintaining the charge through a more complex but essentially symmetric and thus not totally natural sequence of drill steps. But they are repeating, not a long series of arbitrary pseudo-combatives. This not to represent the art of Yiquan, which you can learn elsewhere. It is leveraging a useful work pattern derived from Yiquan to continue the core work of the overall protocol, which is training ourselves to hold the charge under gradually increasing demand of complexity and range.
I can't explain it too much more in pure text, but possibly I will have some of it filmed during the seminar and put it out there for love or money. Best thing is though to attend the actual event if you can because it's not likely to happen again for a good long time.