Category: Martial Art

  • Master Huang Sheng Hsien

    One day in Taiwan the famous White Crane Kung Fu champion and teacher, Huang Sheng Hsien, went to meet Professor Cheng Man Ching. T.T. Liang who was present during their meeting, engaged Huang in a Pushing-Hands and knocked him down almost immediately. Huang was both stunned and amazed. Liang said he was like a small…

  • Questions and answers with Master Huang

    Are there different schools or sects of Tai Ji? Tai Ji embodies a comprehensive set of knowledge, developed and handed down by our learned predecessor with mystifying principles and profound philosophical learnings. The Tai Ji movements are scientific as the principles are based on scientific fundamentals. Our predecessors developed the art for improving human health,…

  • Open Taijidag ’06 in Amsterdam

    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 8.30 (9 -17) € 7,- per person http://www.taijiquan.nl Open Taijidag 2006 Invitation (pdf)

  • The 10 Guiding Principles of Master T.T. Liang

    1. Nobody can be perfect. Take what is good and discard what is bad. 2. If I believe entirely in books, better not read books. If I relay entirely on teachers, better not have teachers. 3. To remove a mountain is easy, but to change a man’s temperament is more difficult. 4. If there is…

  • The Harmony of Yin and Yang

    As the Yang energy arises in another it is embraced with your Yin energy and becomes one harmonious energetic interaction. Dualistic thought is lost as one flowing energetic movement is embraced so that it is only one movement and not two. When this is demonstrated it appears as one seamless, graceful flowing movement without any…

  • Master Huang’s 14 Important Points

    1. Calmness – use Deep Mind (Xin) to calm and balance the energy. 2. Suspend the head – empty the neck, send intention (Yi) to top of head. 3. The gaze is level – use peripheral vision to be aware of left and right. 4. Loosen and open the chest – ensure breastbone and upper-spine…

  • Chen Wei-Ming on Calm

    The mind should be calm. If it is not, one cannot concentrate, and when the arm is raised, (whether) forward or backward or back, left or right, it is completely without certain direction. Therefore it is necessary to maintain a calm mind. In beginning to move, you cannot control (it) by your self. The entire…

  • Jeijin – receiving energy

    According to Huang Sheng-Shyan, the difference between taiji and other martial arts, is that taiji can ultimately develop jeijin (receiving energy), where yielding, neutralizing and discharging, all happen simultaneously. There is hardly any physical movement, and no mental intention at all, everything happens spontaneously and naturally. The practitioner is in a state of absolute central…

  • Qian Zhao Hong

    WACIMA Master Qian Zhao Hong is one of the best Xing Yi fighters in China: member of Shanghai Wu Shu Association, Vice Chairman of Institute of Shanghai Pa-Kua, Vice Chairman of Institute of Shanghai Wu Dong Qigong, and Highest level Ninth Generation of Xin Yi Liu He Quan (10 Animal Xing Yi). He has defeated…

  • Wang Xiangzhai’s directions in verse for Dachengquan

    Extremely subtle and profound, Boxing theory is not to be taken lightly. At the beginning of history martial art was of paramount importance; And it was there that science of learning has its root. Its essence has largely been lost, having been distorted to a sheer absurdity. This Boxing is based on spirit and mind,…

  • The All-Round Standing Pole Exercise

    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.e. relaxed and slightly concave, never stuck out) and stomach full and relaxed, not…

  • Chen Wei-Ming on Agility

    If the body is clumsy, then in advancing or retreating it cannot be free; therefore it most be agile. Once you raise your arm, you cannot appear clumsy. The moment the force of the opponent touches my skin and hair, my mind is already penetrating his bones. When holding up the arms, the chi (breath)…

  • Anecdotes Of Dachengquan Founder Wang Xiangzhai

    by Wang Xuanjie (Translated by Chen Shengtao) DACHENGQUAN is a set of barehanded exercises for health-keeping and combat. It was developed by my instructor Wang Xiangzhai in Beijing in the 1940s. The following anecdotes about him will help you learn something more about Wang and his dachengquan. When Wang Xiangzhai created dachengquan half a century…

  • The Mighty Warrior Exercise

    (Ichuan, Dachengquan, Yiquan, exercise, qiqong, chikung, breathing, energy) The Mighty Warrior Exercise Stand with the feet about double shoulder-width apart and toes pointing ahead. Bend the knees while lowering the body to stand in a horse-riding posture. Raise the arms sideways to form each an angle of about 60 degrees with the torso, the palms…

  • Expositions of Insights Into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures

    by Wu Yu-hsiang (Wu Yuxian) (1812 – 1880) sometimes attributed to Wang Chung-yueh as researched by Lee N. Scheele The hsin [mind-and-heart] mobilizes the ch’i [vital life energy]. Make the ch’i sink calmly; then the ch’i gathers and permeates the bones. The ch’i mobilizes the body. Make it move smoothly, so that it may easily…