The Mountain Path To Mastery
This is why it is said that the end result of Kung Fu training for high level masters are the same whether they use the Weijiaquan or Neijiaquan, there really is no difference at the end of training. A good analogy is if you take a Weijiaquan boxer and Neijiaquan boxer and set them at the bottom of a mountain. At the top of the mountain they both will become Masters, the two boxers will take different paths to get to the top. The Weijiaquan boxer will become stronger and faster, he will be able to fight with his kung fu much quicker. Halfway up the mountain though the two boxer’s skills will start to be very similar. It is here at the halfway point that the Weijiaquan boxer will start to focus more on the internal power, but it is also here where many Weijiaquan boxers will get stuck and will no longer be able to proceed along their path to the top of the mountain, many will not be able to reach the high level of mastery. The Neijiaquan boxer can also get stuck at this halfway point on the mountain. Many will think that they are now masters and will not want to continue up the mountain path. Many though will continue climbing, their kung fu skills both external and internal will get stronger, as they climb higher they will be getting older, and once the reach the top they will be much older than when they began, but it will not matter, they will be true masters, the same as the Weijiaquan masters who reach the top, for at the top of the mountain there is no difference between the two masters.