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“taiji”

Mar
12
2017

Mizong Jia: Shaolin Mizong Kung Fu style

Here’s a pop quiz (no cheating!) What style is the inspiration for the two films, “The Chinese Connection” (with Bruce Lee) and “Legend” (with Jet Lee)? Want a hint? This style is associated with Kung Fu Master Huo YuanJia, Head Instructor of the famous Ching Woo Association. Ok, so the title of this post gives […]

Feb
12
2016

Just a Handful of Books

We have SO many new texts in Chinese to offer that we are just picking some at random. Some are on rare material like Shi style Bagua, others are those classic collectibles taken at the beginning of the last century with dodgy photos and famous masters still young men. We picked a few subjects at […]

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
21
2011

“Tai Chi” is a Chinese Way of Thinking

Through natural processes this way of thinking became so profound and penetrating that it spread throughout the Chinese culture, influencing and appearing throughout martial culture…

Nov
25
2010

Fire, Water and Sorting Your Socks

Let’s start with the clearest case, Taiji. I won’t go into a dissertation on the Chinese characters

May
11
2010

Yin Yang up a Level

“Yin and Yang” if you study Chinese martial arts you hear this phrase over and over…

May
6
2010

Product: Taiji Mantis, first in English

Here is one of the first books in English on the Taiji (Tai Chi) Praying Mantis, also known as the Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis.

Feb
9
2010

Product: A Selection of Neigong training

Here is a selection of Qigong associated with the practice of ZhaoBao Tai Chi but applicable to almost any intermediate to advanced Neigong practice.

Jan
3
2010

Product: Chen Tai Chi from Taiwan

Here is one of Taiwan’s top representations of Chen style Tai Chi

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?

Aug
15
2009

The Open Door

A note on the give and take of “information” when it regards the ancient art of Kung Fu.

Sep
11
2008

PLUM’S Tai Chi Short Set

You might wonder what possible use a new Tai Chi set could be, given the myriad of excellent styles and sets already being taught today. But whether you are a curious beginner just entering this ancient art, or a seasoned professional with many students, the new short set recently developed by master teacher Ted Mancuso […]

Feb
25
2008

Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi

In every book where an experienced practitioner “tells it like it is” you have the potential for real benefits and, at the same time, some real confusion. “Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi” by Steffan de Graffenried is a perfect example of how hard it is to do the one without the other.

May
31
2006

Tai Chi – Why So Slow?

The tensions of life are transformed to a kind of submerged concerto, the turning and twisting all in perfect synchronization…