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…

A tale of a taiji student seeking secrets

George Xu told a story a few times about visiting his aging teacher in hopes of obtaining "secrets" from him. But his teacher never told him anything. Master Xu visited him often hoping for some insight, but his teacher passed away before he ever did. After he died he asked his teacher's wife what he…

New Martial Arts Film May Be More Realistic

Haven't seen it yet, but it might have some more real forms in it and not the edited snips many martial arts films have. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-final-master-review-20160531-snap-story.html

Shoes for Tai Chi

What to wear when you do tai chi is a common question for (and from) beginners. Loose, comfortable clothing is typical. Shoes are perhaps more important for tai chi and martial art attire. Flat, low volume shoes are the best. I prefer something I can wear in practice and on the street, but it’s not…

The “I know you, you don’t know me” saying in martial arts

George Xu says, “I know you, you don't know me,” to describe a key characteristic of his approach to martial awareness. Whether you're practicing tai chi or qigong, or taking a walk in a park, his refrain applies to how you listen to yourself and to others, even to things. I don't grasp this fully…