"Our mind-body training helps you maintain health, happiness and gratitude arising from mental concentration and physical development."- Sifu Kelley Graham
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About I Liq Chuan - The Martial Art of Awareness
I Liq Chuan is a wonderful and complete system of self defense and self cultivation. Like all genuine Chinese internal martial arts, ILC adheres closely to Tai Chi philosophy, concepts and principles. It is known as the 'The Martial Art of Awareness' due to the strong emphasis on mental development supported by Chan (Zen) Philosophy. This means that every physical movement and posture fits within the philosophy of seeing things as they are, harmonious change with all conditions, non aggression and non violence. find out more
Practice includes still and moving meditation, neigong, solo practice drills, formwork, core power development and sophisticated partner training.
About Sifu Kelley Graham
Sifu Kelley is a 2nd generation lineage holder and certified level 2 instructor of I Liq Chuan directly under GM Sam F.S. Chin. From 1994 to 2010 he studied Yang style tai chi chuan, xingyi, and bagua with Mr. Michael Phillips. He is a full senior instructor in Mr. Michael Phillips' system. In 2005, upon retirement from active teaching, Michael introduced Kelley to GM Sam Chin.
Sifu Kelley teaches with an emphasis on modern neuroscience, advanced teaching methods and helping students to clearly and directly cultivate tai chi energy for health and long life.
Our local school is part of an international organization. Many students travel extensively to train and find a home abroad with their I Liq Chuan family. The Tucson ILC 7 Day Winter Retreat is one of these international training events.
All are welcome from any discipline.
What People Are Saying
"Before I met Sifu Kelley, I had been involved with martial arts for over 30 years. I have studied different styles of Kung Fu, most of my years in Wing Chung. Studying with Sifu Kelley has helped me understand more about true martial arts. He takes his training seriously and constantly maintains an atmosphere of lighthearted discipline. Sifu Kelley's knowledge of Chinese Internal Martial Arts has helped me to grow... I enjoy training with him and always look forward to his classes."
"I have studied internal martial arts for most of my adult life and was very happy to discover Sifu Kelley's school. There are two qualities I like to see in a teacher, a deep knowledge of the art and a generous heart and Sifu Kelley has both. I highly recommend him to anyone who is truly interested in health and cultivating deep internal martial arts skill."
We train at the Urban Retreat Center. Visit us at 2523 East 6th Street behind the Rincon Market. (520) 770-1200.
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