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“Taijiquan”

Apr
4
2016

Li Deyin & 100 years of Taijiquan

Li Deyin shows his TaijiquanOne of the largest and most complete books on Yang style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) to come out of mainland. Many teachers promote the “official” version of Taijiquan, but few with the consistent quality of Li DeYin. His movements are polished and clear. This book makes a distinction between personal practice […]

Jan
22
2016

The Basics

Jack Yan has emerged as one of our more favored writer/translators. His exhaustive series on the teacher Chen Zheng Lei has brought a lot of attention to this branch of the art, and his own series on Tong Bei is a welcome addition to what is otherwise a very under-represented field of texts and DVDs. […]

Dec
29
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Complete: Parts 1 – 8

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 […]

Nov
12
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 5

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 […]

Nov
12
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 4

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 […]

Oct
28
2015

Tai Chi: Wu and Hong styles

Today, we add the last installment of our selection on the Chen Tai Chi exclusive branch named Hong style. Chen style has a well-known “short fist” version. And this style, developed by teacher Hong JunSheng, presents a smaller frame, demonstrating a soft, slow elegance. This last DVD shows many throws and takedowns with high emphasis […]

Oct
18
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 3

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? […]

Oct
14
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 2

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 […]

Oct
13
2015

Adam Hsu Interview, Part 1

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 […]

Oct
2
2015

Slow Learner

Next October, I will celebrate my 50th year in the martial arts. When I started studying, I had no idea or plan to make this a lifetime practice. I joined up for the same reason a lot of 16 year olds do: I was getting bullied at school and I wanted to learn some self-defense. […]

Sep
7
2015

George Xu on Power and such

  Three more DVDs from the latest workshop with George Xu, who seems an almost endless source of new ways to invigorate your study while nudging you gently toward higher skills. In this case the intriguing thing is that we have three levels of practice and George Xu is able to distinguish their complexity and […]

Jul
3
2015

Xing Yi and Taijiquan: 2 New Items

There is such a diversity and quality of materials on all major Kung Fu styles, that we sometimes can’t keep up with the new postings. Here is a version of probably the most famous and popular of Xing Yi style two-person sets: An Shen Pao. Not only does it  pair up the two players from […]

Jan
26
2015

Two More from Jack Yan: Whip Stick and Sword

Aside from his good work in bringing so much material on Chen Zheng Lei’s work in Chen style Taiji, it is no wonder that teacher Jack Yan’s recent contributions have gained so much popularity. First fact, he holds a Ph. D. in Chinese Martial Arts. He also holds a Master’s degree in English. He has […]

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 […]