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“Tai Chi Chuan”

Jan
12
2019

Stand Still, Be Fit

The CDC released some disturbing data on falls for the year 2017. More than one in four seniors experienced falls. Among Americans, falls were the number one cause of injury and death from injury. The CDC recorded 29 million falls, 3 million emergency room visits, resulting in $31 billion in medicare costs. Most alarming was […]

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 […]

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
20
2015

Feng Zhi Qiang is Back!

As you look through our products and articles you might find that some items have a big WANT LIST announcement meaning we are currently out of stock. But we keep those lists up anyway just because of things like the two items on this page. Both are by the highly-recognized Tai Chi/Xing Yi/Qigong teacher Feng […]

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. […]

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
12
2014

Restocked: Tai Chi, Green Dragon, and Chuo Jiao

How’s that for a mix? We got a few more copies of some books that have been gone for a while…unfortunately, even when they come in we don’t always get the quantity we ordered, but here they are (click to go to pages):

Feb
26
2013

Excerpts from our Favorites

The Japanese challenger said, “I am going to use hard strength to take your arm in a lock and break it. Let’s see if you can use your soft energy to overcome that!”

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.

Jun
27
2012

Chen Xiao Wang book, back among its friends

Just a quick note to say that we received a few more copies  of Chen Xiao Wang’s Chen style 38 Moves Taijiquan book. It’s a small manual but a nice reference with over 250 illustrations, along with some remarks on Taijiquan styles, and even some usage for the moves. Only a few copies…

Oct
8
2011

Useful Tai Chi Chuan

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 […]

Jul
4
2011

The Passing of Robert Smith

July 1st, Robert Smith passed away. Someone in the martial arts field once called him “the Grand-daddy of us all.”

May
17
2011

The Book of Wu

Here is an important text we have to offer for the first time.

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…