(expanded from a message on 24 Sep 2013 @ 01:00, by Max Sandor)
Recent inquiries lead me to clarify a few things, names and such:
Quan Fa, also known as Chuan Fa or Kenpo, means literally the Law of the Fist . In Quantum Fá we’re looking for the Law of the Minimum , also known as thequantum . In other words, Quan Fa/Kenpo is not the official Martial Arts of Quantum Fá.
But, Quantum Fá, like any good philosophy, sect or cult in the world, needed to have its own Martial Arts. Traditional Ifá did have its own Martial Arts, Aki, which has been outlawed a few centuries ago. In any case, and of course, like any good tradition, Quantum Fá’s Martial Arts is top-secret and only handed over personally to the very best of the best. However, some time ago its once secret name was spilled by some whistleblower(s). No need to hide it any more.
So, here it is: it’s called Hey Shyong Fú, literally the ‘Black Bear Method’. Its roots are said to be from the precursor of today’s Tai Chi and Kung Fú, created about 70,000 years ago.
The name came from the Himalayan Bear, Ursus Thibetanus, similar but not identical to the American Grizzly and the Bipolar Bear, for example. In short, a name as subtle as its secret handsign, the right index finger pointing, slightly obscenely, to the adept’s head brain (see attached official poster).
Its battle cry is composed of 3 (three!) most powerful switchwords: ‘Hey Fá Fú’ that, as can be expected, have a very secret meaning (a special note here for Americans: Fú is pronounced ‘foo’, like in ‘Foo Fighters’).
It is based on the ‘Minimum Technique’ for polar inversion, which, like the rest, is only passed on from a master to a few select. Currently, there is no living master around that I would be aware of. Personally, I don’t consider myself a master of Hey Shyong Fu and don’t claim to teach it to others. But the basics that I know of can be applied by themselves and yield surprising results and I share those basics with everyone who is serious about learning this approach.
In the following a
glossary of the concepts
of hey shyong fú
Quantum 量子 liàng
Fá 法律 Fǎlü – law (in general)
Quantum Fá 量法 liàng Fǎ – the principle of the ‘minimum’ as applied to the laws of the Universe results in the idea of the ‘axiomatic system’ in logics as a branch of mathematics and in philosophy. In Ifá there are sixteen such principles from which a matrix of 256 polarities are being formed which are thought to represent the ‘world as such’ as a model. Hey Shyong Fú implements the idea of the ‘minimum’ in striving for a minimal effort, time, multiplicity and multitude of cause to yield a maximal effort.
Black Bear 黑熊 Hēixióng – Hey Shyong – the Himalayan Bear, Ursus Thibetanus
Fú 夫 fu – method, skill
Hey Shyong Fú 黑熊夫 Hēixióngfu – The Way of the Black Bear, The Grizzly Path
chi gung 气功 or 氣功 qìgōng – “Life Energy Cultivation”, holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation, incorporating many of the exercises of Hey Shyong Fú.
kung fu tea ceremony 工夫茶 kung fu cha – when warriors drink tea, they make it a special occasion
wú 無 or 无 – (not to be confused with japanese ‘mu’!) – ‘without’, ironically a concept with too many interpretations.
mú 母 mŭ – mother , with the probably deepest meaning of all of the Chinese concepts mentioned here. This topic is not being discussed in public by Hey Shyong Fú warriors (but see note to the next entry!)
Oya 親 oya – parent (esp. mother or father). Note, the Oyamú 親母 are called the ‘Iyami’ in Ifá.
mi 迷 – mí – to be confused, puzzled. (cp. superstition 迷信 míxìn). Note: it is essential to know the correct pronounciation in mantras using this word (as a switchword for ‘wonder’). If not you might get rice mi – 米 – mĭ instead.
tai 太 – tài – too, calm, deep
la 啦 la – makes a statement an imperative when used at the end of a phrase, a spoken exclamation point, such as in the mantra containing “Wu Tai Fu La…” Cp., in Ifá, “Gun Ta Fa Mi La! Mu.” where Kung instead of Wu is asked directly from Mu. See also Tiāndì Fú below
Heaven 天堂 Tiāntáng – this concept can’t miss, neither spiritually nor in the physical realm, where it equates, for example, to ‘above’ or to the ‘gaseous’ state of matter.
Earth 土 Tǔ – likewise, everything pertaining to Earth AND below
heaven and earth method 天地夫 Tiāndì fú – the principal and ever-present method of connecting Heaven and Earth as a polarity
polarity 极性 Jí xìng
dynamics 动力 dòng lì
Hug 拥抱 Yǒngbào – the threefold connection to ANYTHING, via the trefoil knot Sān yè Jié.
knot 结 Jié
Trefoil 三叶 Sān yè – meaning in three branches or pathways which express the relationships within triangles of qualities of powers
triangle 三角形 Sānjiǎoxíng
For example, Science 学 xué, Art 艺术 Yìshù, technology 技术Jìshù form such a basic triangle. More general, we talk a lot about triads 黑社会 Hēishèhuì -they are integral parts of Hey Shyong Fú to overcome the polar structure of the Universe, for example the duality of soul and spirit
Soul (as a morphogenetic life unit) 魂; hún
Spirit 魄 pò
In Hey Shyong Fú, the physical body is shaped following energy bodies around them
energy body 能量体 Néngliàng tǐ
physical body 身体 Shēn tǐ
What some people call the emotional body is likewise the result of flows within energy bodies, but not their cause
emotional body 情绪体 Qíngxù tǐ
The notion of the shadow body is different from what most would expect from the name itself
shadow body 阴影体 Yīnyǐng tǐ
There is no book 书 Shū in Hey Shyong Fú.
It has all elements like head 头 Tóu, arm 臂 Bì, leg 腿 Tu, torso 躯干 Qūgàn, hand 手 Shǒu; foot 脚丫子 Jiǎoyāzi. shoulder 肩 Jiān and so forth.
Erhu 二胡 èrhú – two-string violin 小提琴 xiǎo tí qín , a musical instrument 乐器 yuè qì with resonance box made from the skin of a python 蟒 mǎng. For a Hey Shyong Fú warrior an opportunity to practice of purity (of sound), adjustment (fine tuning), and resonance gǎnyìng 感应. Mostly improvisations as meditations, often using dual tones with Double Stops 雙音 Shuang Yin and similar techniques to represent polarities other than those of outer and inner strings. About playing and composing for the 二胡 èrhú see here.
A didgeridoo 蒂傑利多 is another ‘frequent instrument’ found in Hey Shyong Fú.