Li Yi Yu’s Five Character Formula

When the heart is not quiet, one may not concentrate. Lifting the hands, moving forward, backward, left, and right, will lack focused direction. Therefore, the heart must be quiet. From the moment one initiates motion, its not determined by the self. You must quiet the heart and understand with your body. Your movements follow those Read More

Chan Lien Tieh Sui Pu Tiu pu Ting

This refers to the sticking aspect or adherence in Tai Chi Chuan. Chan and lien are vertical adhering movements, lifting from above and supporting from below, respectively. Tieh is adherence in the horizontal motion, sui is adherence from the rear. Pu tiu pu ting means neither to lose the adherence nor to resist. Reference: T’Ai Read More

What is the use of suppleness?

Q: Tai Chi seeks to be supple but what is the use of suppleness? A: Seeking suppleness enables you to separate your body into pieces. If an opponent pushes against your forearm, your elbow doesn’t move; if against your elbow it moves, but not your shoulder; if against your shoulder it moves, but not your Read More

What is Peng Jin?

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 Read More

Peter Ralston – Honesty

The Cheng Hsin Body Principles 1. Being Calm 2. Relaxing 3. Centering 4. Grounding 5. Being Whole and Total Reference: Cheng Hsin The Principels of Effortless Power ISBN 1556433026 p. 4 Links: www.chenghsin.com