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Tai chi silk reeling and martial applications

About a year ago, my teacher, George Xu, came out with a name to his system of Chinese martial art as Ling Kong Shen Shi Men. This year he updated the name to Xin Tian Ling Kong Shen Shi Men. The system is the practical application of his so-called "predator theory," through which he explains… Continue reading Tai chi silk reeling and martial applications

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Tai Chi Central Equilibrium Training Notes

... third leg and zhong ding practice. Zhong ding, or central equilibrium, is a pivotal aspect of tai chi practice. A few years ago, George Xu incorporated the concept of "third leg" to describe zhong ding in motion. The concept of third leg helps to refine the movement by focusing on a point from which… Continue reading Tai Chi Central Equilibrium Training Notes

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Six common mistakes tai chi practitioners make

One…they don’t learn to connect single basics to form. Teachers say that before you do form you should learn and practice the basic moves. This is key for internalizing the principles of taiji. I practice standing and walking drills which are repetitive and rhythmic. This is better for many, because many try to memorize the… Continue reading Six common mistakes tai chi practitioners make

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tai chi for the blind

Check this article out about some interesting applications of tai chi.

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Resistance in Tai Chi

Tai chi is about changing the way you are accustomed to moving. People often work against themselves in tai chi. They provide their own resistance to their attempts to change how they move. You can describe how this is manifested in the physical movements. Though it sounds trite and cliché, we yin when we should… Continue reading Resistance in Tai Chi

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Get in touch with your own sense of self with taiji

Physical qi reacts to psychic or mental energy. If we resonate with what we are doing we are energized by it. We may suffer from fatigue, but we don’t know where it comes from. We sleep relatively well, we eat well, or so it seems, yet we are tired early in the day. We are… Continue reading Get in touch with your own sense of self with taiji