This video clip of Wu Style Grandmaster Wang Hao Da demonstrating his form shows his unique style. I've seen only one or two others who move like him and no one pinged opponents like he did. He was a student/disciple of the Ma Yueh Liang.
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
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
You have to keep ploughing through to the other side of your practice to arrive at a particular level of understanding. When you do, you see why it's worth trying in the first place. This is a magical moment that you can reach in the practice of tai chi. My favorite practitioners of taiji are… Continue reading Plough through to the other side of practice
The levels of taiji achievement are so numerous that for every one you reach another awaits discovery. Every internal martial arts system has this progression. Whatever style you study, or however many styles you study, you will find the same pattern of evolution in your practice. This is daunting for some, exhilarating for others, rewarding… Continue reading What is taiji re-revisited