All episodes now available! Watch and listen to our extensive (and intensive) interview that we conducted in Taipei with Adam Hsu. No stranger to controversy, Adam Hsu discusses usage, teachers and the problems of teaching, “spreading the word,” and what is necessary for practice in Parts 4 and 5. As always, expect to hear a […]
This session concentrates on “the Kung Fu Instructor,” and spreading the word. Adam Hsu gives a little insight into his many decades struggle with practitioners and agencies to promote authentic Kung Fu. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this […]
In Part 4 of our interview, Adam Hsu makes some critical comments on what he sees in Kung Fu usage and applications. He speaks further of the goals and methods for Kung Fu training. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 […]
Continuing our discussion on weapon’s practice, the interview moves to the topics of Kung Fu forms, and where they fit into the curriculum. Want to watch ALL (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 2 on this site? Want to watch Part 4 on this site? […]
Learning “true basics” is at the core of Kung Fu. In this session, Part 2 of our interview, Adam Hsu talks about communicating and the practice of Kung Fu Weaponry. Want to watch All (Parts 1-8) on youtube? Want to watch Part 1 on this site? Want to watch Part 3 on this site? Want […]
In Part 1, our interview starts with a question about Kung Fu’s true DNA. Discussion follows, on the Kung Fu experience, and what that means, and what makes Kung Fu absolutely unique as a martial art. Part 2 (on this site) Part 3 (on this site) Part 4 (on this site) Part 5 (on this […]
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…