Sole contraction Relaxation activity in Yiquan

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. Expanding, pronating, sliding, filing and peeling off bone movement, Hand and foot are combining in stretching tendons movement, Pulling powerfully as body unified movement, Amazing springs, hooking Read More

Linking Activity in Yiquan

Local parts of body request: Sole stepping onto the ground, heel slightly lifted, sole like a spring, avoid ankle from shaking otherwise body will quiver. Both knees expanding, buttock tight and leg twisted, anus and belly (retracted as in) inspiration, hip twisting and crotch wrapping. Back and waist keep vertical, chest slightly withdrawn, shoulder expanding Read More

Peter Ralston Pushhands in Jasnieres

Peter Ralston push hands at the gathering of T’ai Chi practitioners in Jasnieres, France. Reference:

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Pushhands with Adam Mizner

“Mindful awareness is the supreme tool in training, and is the essential energy of taiji. This energy is classically known in taiji circles as ting jing or listening energy. So what is it that we listen to? Through mindfulness we direct our awareness to the knowing or listening to form, feelings, mind and phenomena. First Read More

The concept of Space and Time in Yichuan

Master Master Cheuk Fung talks about Hun Yuan strength, space & time in Yichuan “Hunyuan strength refers to oneness, whole body strength or six surfaces strength. It is different from regular strength. The easiest way would be to show you, but, since you’re writing this down the best we can do is compare it with Read More

Gin Soon Chu’s Dynamic Push Hands

An Interview with Grandmaster Gin Soon Chu by Tai Chi & Alternative Health Magazine* TCAH: Master Chu, when did you first begin to study Tai Chi Chuan? GSC: I began to practice Yang style under Master Lai Hok Soon in 1956 with a very close friend, Mr. Chan Ping Tim. Before this time I had Read More

Fang Ning Push Hands

Fang Ning Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Professor Fang Ning, 83 years old, speaks fluent English and Japanese, graduated from an Amercian Mission School, St. John University in Shanghai, China, in 1947 with degrees in Political Science and Economic. He has been practicing and researching qigong for more than 50 years. He is the 5th Read More

Tai Chi Chuan Tao

Poem of Zhang Xiumu Lai (Zhide)´s Tai-chi is the principle of Quan, A single line runs through Heaven, Man and Earth. Noumenon of Tai-chi is the innate Qi, Dividing yin and yang form postnatal body. Strategy to opponent attrack is magic number one (unitary Qi), Flowing Qi comes from the centre cavity. Training way is Read More