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“If it can be proven, then it works.”
Makotokai motto

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Welcome to Makotokai Neijia

Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kwa Chang, and Xing Yi: these three disciplines together form Neijia, internal martial arts. These disciplines are proven and tested to be excellent for both combat and health. If you want to learn the true practice of Neijia, you have come to the right place. Master Bolaffio brings you the traditional knowledge of warriors, unveiling their secrets in a practical way. There are no shortcuts, just condensed knowledge and the skills that will enable you to build and use your bodies from within. Remember, internal is much more powerful than external.


Makotokai Neijia is the house of the internal Chinese and Taoist styles, as represented by Master Paolo Bolaffio. The internal styles are Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kwa Chang, and Xing Yi. Neijia is a term in Chinese martial arts that combines the styles that practice the Neiijing, and is usually translated as Internal Martial Arts. It derives more from a spiritual, mental, or Qi force, rather than the physical aspects that are more important in the external approach to martial arts. This distinction comes from the 17th century and is based on writings by Shifu Sun Lutang. Makotokai Neijia teaches its practitioners to use their bodies from within, thus becoming strong and flexible “tools”.

On this website you will find the three internal martial arts presented separately. There is the Tai Chi Chuan section, the Pa Kwa Chang section, and the Xing Yi section.

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