Category: Mindset

  • The Importance of Sequence and Timing to Achieve Synchronization

    by Wee Kee-Jin The Taiji Form regardless of what style, was created as a means to train moving in a synchronized and harmonious Taiji way. During Pushing-hands we extend the practise of synchronized movement to include when being effected by an external force. When we can synchronize all the physical (external) and mental (internal) movements…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • You are not your mind

    The single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the…

  • The Vipasana Meditation Technique

    This is a very easy meditation technique and is called Vipasana. It does not require you to believe in any God or Guru. It can be done at any time of the day. It acts directly on your mind and makes it more sensitive. It brings our minds under our complete awareness so that we…

  • 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,…

  • Direct Experience of Reality

    “When you study something with your whole mind and body, you will have a direct experience. When you believe you have some problem in your practice it means your practice is not good enough. When your practice is good enough, whatever you see, whatever you do, that is the direct experience of realty.” Reference: Not…

  • Can you be as a newborn babe?

    載營魄, 抱一,能無離乎, 專氣致柔, 能嬰兒。 滌除玄覽, 能無疵。 愛民治國, 能無為。 天門開闔, 能為雌。 明白四達, 能無知。 生之、畜之。 生而不有, 為而不恃, 長而不宰, 是謂玄德。 Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation? Attending fully and becoming supple, Can you be as a newborn babe? Washing and cleansing the primal vision, Can you be without stain? Loving all men…