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“Taijiquan”

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.

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…

Dec
24
2011

Yang Ban Hou style Tai Chi

The second son of Yang Lu Chan was named Ban Hou. He developed the Yang style to a high degree of fighting skill,  so much so that not many people actually wanted to study from him. This is possibly a reason that it is only in the last few years that his style has started […]

Nov
25
2011

Small 9 Heaven Form from Yang style

As people in the Tai Chi world know, there are many legends and opinions about where the essence of the world-famous Yang style lays.

Oct
17
2011

One of our Favorites: Dao of Taijiquan

Just a quick note: we think this is a GREAT book but it sells out quickly and we are often out of stock… But look! We have gotten in a few more copies at our SPECIAL price of $8.95 instead of $19.95. Sure, the books may not look pristine (who among us, does?) But they […]

Sep
1
2011

Wu Dang Tai Chi Chuan Complete

Here is one of the first books that boldly attributed Tai Chi Chuan to its Wu Dang heritage…

Aug
29
2011

Training: Tai Chi Everywhere

There is a treasure house of practice methods hidden in Kung Fu styles and many of them use the slow, focused and reflective approach of Tai Chi. Tai Chi takes slow training as an overall basic approach, and this has fooled people into thinking of it as a major theme of that particular art. Yet, […]

Mar
28
2011

Push Hands Improves

Why are we Pushing? How important is rooting? What are we doing here, anyway?

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…

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…

Jan
6
2011

Discovery: Make Your Tai Chi

Martial artists who don’t do Tai Chi often say that, “Hey, I can do my form slow, too.” Martial artists who only do Tai Chi are generally unaware that the Tai Chi practice method is not exclusive to Tai Chi.

Dec
5
2010

The Tai Chi of Hong Jun Sheng

…a fateful event occurred which was personally important for Hong and at the same time of major import for Tai Chi…