March 9, 2008
WARRING STATES AND HAN DYNASTY (475 B.C. – 220 A.
March 29, 2007
Confucius and his students went on a hike out in the countryside. He was thinking of using the opportunity to engage the students in a discussion about the Tao when one of them approached and asked: “Master, have you ever been to Liu Liang? It is not far from here.
January 10, 2007
Cheng Man Ch’ing I have been practicing Tai-Chi Chuan for over fifty years. Only two years ago that I started to understand the word “relax”. I remember my Tai-Chi Chuan teacher Yang Cheng-Fu who did not like to talk much and he used to sit all day without saying a word if no one asked him questions.
June 4, 2011
Let the void be your cauldron Let nature be your furnace for your primary ingredient, take stillness for your reagent, use quietude for mercury, take your vital essence for lead, use your daily energy for water use, restraint for fire, take meditation. Reference: A Complete Guide to Chi-gung by Daniel P. Reid p.
June 21, 2009
George Xu (Xu Guoming) talking to Scott P. Phillips about the biggest mistake he make in his training. He then answers the questions what is purpose of sparring and how important is ground fighting?
October 3, 2006
by Dr. Mei Ying Sheng, Si Chuan Province, China Translated by Ted W. Knecht, Shen Zhen, China The Single Whip posture of Yang style Taijiquan has a historical record of three generations.
September 25, 2011
Zhang Caiqin; Inner Mongolia Normal University Liu Zi Jue is a Qigong fitness exercise with respiration and Tuna as the major methods which are assisted by simple Daoyin movements. It is focused on combination of the thought with slow and smooth movements and soft, even, and long exhalation and vocalization. “The thought is contained in Qi and in form”.
March 18, 2007
Links: Tie Lao qigonghealingtreatment.com Tie Lao 01 wmv qigonghealingtreatment.com Tie Lao 02 wmv qigonghealingtreatment.
July 31, 2006
Stichting Taijiquan Nederland invites the whole world to an open Taiji day with forms, demo shows, workshops and competition in Amsterdam, Holland all day 28. October 2006. Amsterdam, Holland, Europe SPORTHALLEN ZUID Sporthallen Zuid, Burgerweeshuispad 54, 1076 EP Amsterdamzaal Enterance 8.
September 18, 2006
Let the Void be your cauldron; let Nature be your furnace; for your primary ingredient, take stillness; for your reagent; use quietude; for mercury, take your vital essence; for lead, use your vital energy; for water, use restraint; for fire, take meditation. [Union of the Triple Equation] Triple Equation of essence, energy and spirit unites to form the Golden Elixir of immortality during deep meditation. According to Master Chao Pi Chen the generative force changes into vitality when the body is still; vitality changes into spirit when the heart is unstirred; and spirit returns to nothingnessb because of immutable thought.
June 26, 2007
Baguazhang wikipedia.org The Chinese concept of Bagua wikipedia.org
March 28, 2010
In Zhan zhuang nothing but your sole movement, Upward, downward, leftward, rightward, forward and backward movement. Rapidly, slowly and perduring movement. Running, jumping, trampling, rubbing, contraction relaxation movement.
April 6, 2008
Simple Slow Squatting Movement. Many chronic patients have regained thier health to a quite substantial extent. One set of motions (1 minute) consists of the follwoing 4 steps: a)Squat slowly down takes 15 seconds.
October 3, 2006
by Ma Yueliang Translated by Ted W. Knecht Using softness to defeat hardness Hardness and softness are two types of energies within Taijiquan. One type carries with it a character of resistance and no matter if it is large or small it is called hard energy.
October 27, 2008
Within the image of Water comes forth fulfillment. Within the image of Fire creation is completed. Heaven and Earth are then in their proper positions, Returning to the Source is then assured.
September 6, 2006
Resting Posture Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, toes and heels in line pointing straight forward. Bend the knees slightly so that you can’t see your shoe laces, but you can still see your toes. Knees should be centered vertically over the feet, not collapsing in toward each other.
June 14, 2009
Zhuang Zi is one of the prominent philosophers in the era of battle nation. He has done much study about man’s spirit, integrity, nature-cultivation, heart-cultivation and advocated the nature-cultivation of unselfishness, few desires, quietness and transcendence. Unselfishness.
January 27, 2008
This exercise is very good for healing your internal organs. Through the guidance of your mind and the movement of your hands, the heart energy and the kidney energy join during this exercise opening many blockages in the body. Again, you may do this exercise standing, sitting, or lying down.
April 11, 2011
Liu Hong Cai Chen Style Silk Reeling: Basic Exercises and Demonstrations Master Liu describes two types of silk reeling, a wrapping type of energy ‘doing’ the movement and ‘using’ it to affect another. He stresses that you have to understand energy to apply silk reeling. Silk reeling is a gathering and closing of energy, or power in spiraling movement.
May 23, 2012
The Japanese alchemical chart of the body reproduced above is entitled Shūshin kyūten tandō zu 修真九轉丹道圖, or Chart of the Way of the Elixir in Nine Cycles for the Cultivation of Reality (the Chinese reading of the title is Xiuzhen jiuzhuan dandao tu). Although no precisely corresponding picture seems to be found in Chinese texts, it is likely that this chart is either copied from, or based on, an earlier Chinese exemplar that may now be lost. The Chart, which is undated, is now kept in the library of Tenri University in Japan.
March 15, 2008
What is Peng Jin and is it better to maintain a little in the arms for example to prevent people from coming in? People misunderstand Peng. There is another word with the same sound and only one stroke different that means something like structure or framework and people often think this is what is meant by Peng.
June 7, 2006
Stand with feet apart at shoulder width, toes point forward or slightly outward. Bend the knees and sit down slightly, weight centered firmly on the soles of the feet. Keep the head and spine erect from tip to tail, chest empty (i.
July 11, 2008
Wang Xuanjie’s Dachengquan Duanshou by Wang Xuanjie Wang Xuanjie teaches in his siheyuan Dachengquan (Wang Xuejie) Wang Xuanjie was a student of Yiquan Granmaster Wang Xiangzhai. Books: Dachengquan by Wang Xuanjie Hai Feng Publishing Co. May 1988 ISBN: 9622381111 Links: Wang Xuanjie’s videos youtube.
July 29, 2007
By Yao Cheng-rong Translated by Tu-Ky Lam An overview of power discharge People who practice martial arts must have heard of the term “jing” which means strength, or power. When we hit an opponent or throw him away with force, we discharge our power, which is called “Fa li” in Chinese. If we want to release power, we must make sure that we have already had the power at our disposal.
September 18, 2011
Links: Swimming Dragon Master: Yu Anren youtube.com
- Wudang Longmen Pai Kungfu 武当龙门综合拳
- Book of Balance and Harmony
- A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation
- An Empty Valley Transmitting a Voice
- Zhao Fujiang practices with his students
- Song Kong Yuan Man
- Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Medicine
- Deep Forest Meditation Lesson 深山传道
- Ten Daoist Steps
- WuDang Five Animals Qi Gong
- Wudang Taiji – Six Basic Skills of Taiji
- The Standing Meditation of Chinese Soaring Crane Qigong
- The Natural Mechanism of Turning Attention Around to Gaze Within
- Starting and Ending Forms of Basic Qigong Exercise Patterns
- The Arhat Holding Up the Sky
- How to Start Qi Movement
- A General Introduction to Jinggong
- Eye Exercise
- Ox Leading Posture
- The Nei-yeh Inner Cultivation or Inward Training
- Huang Sheng Shyan Tai Chi Chuan
- Masters of Heaven and Hearth
- Essences of Liu Zi Jue Health Preserving Formula
- Long by Gao Zhuangfei
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