Category: posture

  • Building a Connection

    by Wee Kee-Jin Taijiquan is not simply relaxing, sinking and being grounded. It is about developing; the right structure; the right sequence of movements to connect the structure; the right timing of the movements; and the mind awareness (Yi) to travel through the movements. A structure without the sequence of movements is like an electrical…

  • 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 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)…

  • Head Upright – Basics of Taiji Quan

    ( tai chi, principles, head, posture, structure, energy, unification of body ) Technical Methods and Postures Head Upright To prop up the head is to raise the crown of the head properly. In Taiji Quan, make sure that the head is upright, the crown flat, the neck straight and the chin drawn in. It is…