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“Cheng Man Ching”

Oct
6
2019

The Eye of Robert Smith

Here is a short and direct excerpt from one of the forefathers of western martial arts writings. Robert Smith was as much a story-teller as he was a reporter, bringing forth tales from the fringes of some styles, along with the hidden clashes between the masters of others.   “Simply observing the art without participating […]

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 […]

Feb
10
2012

Terry Dunn Tai Chi at Plum

Even though the majority of Tai Chi instruction on Plum is oriented toward the martial, these DVDs are a welcome inclusion in our catalogue

Mar
1
2011

A New Book on Zheng Manqing

For those interested in at least one version—and a widely accepted one—of Zheng’s achievements, this will be a thorough and interesting read…

Jul
10
2010

Why is Push Hands so bad?

To explore this topic we’ll have to assume the basic premise that Push Hands is bad…

Feb
10
2010

Comparison of the two Wisdom Fists

This is a comparison of the two versions of the Wisdom Fist/Wise Hammers form–the one in my book, and the one in the Imperial Yang VCD.

Nov
3
2009

The Tai Chi Master

I tried to “dazzle” her with a some Chen silk reeling. “Oh yes, we did that too”, she said. Then, out of nowhere Betty did a double serving tea cups—without spilling a drop! Bagua! Who was this woman?