The line up of China’s Living Treasures focusing on the Chen Tai Chi of George Xu.
Indoor or advanced teaching refers to private instruction directly from the master, which includes the entire system inclusive of all the subtleties and nuances of the form….
… Tim Cartmell has produced a series that delivers in accurate modern terminology the essence of the Sun style of Taijiquan.
Even though the majority of Tai Chi instruction on Plum is oriented toward the martial, these DVDs are a welcome inclusion in our catalogue
I remember Adam Hsu telling me that there had recently been a big Push Hands championship in China. Then, shaking his head, he said, “…and all the students beat the instructors.” This was hardly a surprise to me. I have officiated at Push Hands competitions and can see all the problems.
The second son of Yang Lu Chan was named Ban Hou. He developed the Yang style to a high degree of fighting skill, so much so that not many people actually wanted to study from him. This is possibly a reason that it is only in the last few years that his style has started [...]
Generally, the words “Internal Damage” are not considered a good thing. But several years ago, when Shifu Glenn Hairston released his DVD with that name, we celebrated his martial and correct approach to Tai Chi Chuan: a concentration on the usage of this effective martial art. Now we have more to applaud: his new three [...]
There is a treasure house of practice methods hidden in Kung Fu styles and many of them use the slow, focused and reflective approach of Tai Chi. Tai Chi takes slow training as an overall basic approach, and this has fooled people into thinking of it as a major theme of that particular art. Yet, [...]
We have a number of ball training disks especially in the Tai Chi field (being a ball, it would also work for Bagua practitioners).
Many people evidently have the impression that “reeling silk” merely means that movement is not allowed to cease once it has started.
Initially we differentiate three distinct categories of Sensitivity Drill: Push Hands, Sticky Hands and Hitting Hands…
It is said that you should “practice forms as if facing an enemy and face an enemy as if practicing forms.” The first piece of advice is a safeguard against allowing your solo training to become too abstract to be useful.
The tensions of life are transformed to a kind of submerged concerto, the turning and twisting all in perfect synchronization…