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“Taijiquan”

Oct
22
2014

Chi: Straight Up

This is a lively approach … to the topic of CHI.

Aug
19
2014

From Chen to Cheng

Two quick announcements: Long time student, teacher and enthusiast,  Nigel Sutton, has just published a very interesting book particularly if you are interested in the Cheng Man Ching style of Taiji. Though Cheng’s reputation has attracted its detractors in recent years, no one can deny the effect of his teachings in the United States, other […]

May
4
2014

The Ball

Yang Lu Chan was the creator of the Yang Family branch of Tai Chi. Initially, he brought more fame to this art with his extraordinary skill, than anyone had before him. In essence, his special talents raised a great but little-known style to a very high status. Though undefeated his entire career, and collaterally famous […]

Apr
28
2014

A Series of Lectures by a Famous Instructor

Well knownTai Chi  instructor, Zhu Tian Cai, adds his own hefty lecture series, just as Chen Zheng Lei had done some time back. Many topics are addressed, and those sections I’ve seen pull together pretty well. What is the purpose of a lecture series like this? I always ask these questions because Debbie and I […]

Mar
2
2014

Exclusive Interview: Adam Hsu

Interview with Shifu Adam Hsu on his book: Lone Sword Against a Cold Cold Sky   Q: How do you see the place of reading in the study of Kung Fu? A: Reading is important, as in any other body of discipline. Initially you can go to a lot of different sources: study directly from […]

Oct
16
2013

The Rubber Band Lesson

Tai Chi’s slow-motion movement and focused concentration seem to lull students into a state of receptivity. Even difficult Kung Fu concepts may slip more easily into consciousness with a little push from Tai Chi Mind…

Jul
28
2013

George Xu Gives a Lesson

We offer two new DVD presentations from George Xu, probably one of the most open-minded Chinese style instructors in the world today. The first two-disk set (#25148) is a lecture demonstration where Teacher Xu, unerringly attempting to get to the heart of things, presents the principles of Yin and Yang and the relationship to the […]

Jul
20
2013

Tai Chi For Health: Core Movements Workshop (2 Opportunities!)

Always pleased to let those of you in our area (Santa Cruz, CA) know about the local seminars we host at our Academy. Although this ‘Tai Chi box’ is something Ted teaches to his beginning Tai Chi students, it is coming from the martial perspective, and maintains the structure of Tai Chi Chuan, so it […]

Jul
6
2013

Restocked Chinese Books: Yang Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ruler

A couple more books back, from across the ocean: Yang Tai Chi’s True Narrative – SC216, by Wang Yong Quan. Wang was the teacher to Wei Shuren. Wang studied at an early age from both Yang Jian Hou and Yang Chen Fu, and this book contains his transmissions he is passing down when in his […]

May
17
2013

Staying Fit with Wang Pei Sheng

many martial teachers would suggest specialized, one might even say custom-fitted exercises for people who were not their student necessarily…

Mar
25
2013

Taiji, Xingyi, and Baguaquan Throwing

He compares many movements and their execution, seeking principles and general concepts which can be used by any practitioner …

Nov
17
2012

ZhaoBao, Push Hands Years Later.

…of as much interest—he discusses ZhaoBao’s lineage and the different bends on the circuituous route of the ZhaoBao Tai Chi heritage.

Nov
9
2012

The Ruler is Back

Well, it’s been a few years but we now can offer probably the first description and video of the Tai Chi Ruler ever done in English.

Sep
15
2012

Chen ZhengLei’s Taijiquan Manuals–In English!

Grandmaster Chen ZhengLei, of course, is one of the tigers of Chen Style Taijiquan…

Jul
24
2012

Two Books by a Master of Yang style

To some people Wei Shu Ren shas proven himself a top teacher of Yang style Tai Chi.