Category Archives: Taiji

The Flower and Root of Taiji

Managing Injury, Improving Fundamental Movement and Building Strength Through Tai Chi: … A lot of people come to learn Tai Chi obsessed with learning the form. The form is like the flower of the plant. If you want to give … Continue reading

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Kettlebells, Taiji and Fitness

Check out my interview on Tai Chi Nomad discussing kettlebells and taiji! Major kudos to Dave of Formosa Fitness for planting the kettlebell seed many moons ago ;). Also, read about Dave’s journey from martial arts to fitness.

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Practical Method Progress Stages

Practical Method Progress Stages

… Stay the course. This means continue to focus on the same movements, principles and ways of practice, no matter what. This is the time everything is boring. This is the time you will deviate (come up with your own versions of understanding and create new styles)

I can see a lot of connections with my own taiji journey. Stay the course … Continue reading

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Don’t Move

Watching the video above of Master Chen Zhonghua providing form correction on White Crane Spreads its Wings (Bai He Liang Chi) brings back many memories of the workshop I attended.  Often times, you would hear Master Chen tell someone to do something, … Continue reading

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Cultivate a Calm Mind

"One of the reasons I study martial arts is to help cultivate a calm mind. I think it's far more likely that a calm mind will help me deal with the random events that pop up during the day than … Continue reading

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Workshop – Chen Xiao Xing – Chicago 2011

FYI What:  Chen Xiaoxing workshop Where:  University of Chicago (rooms tbd) When:  April 8-10th, 2011 Curriculum: april 8th (6pm-9pm) – Silk-reeling exercise instruction/correction april 9-10th (9am-5pm) – Xin Jia Yi Lu instruction Everyone is welcome to come and learn the … Continue reading

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More on Sore Knees

In a comment to Chen Practical Method on Sore Knees, Rick of Wujifa outlines three basic components that can cause knee pains: Knees bowed out which the I.T. Band on the outside of the can be contracted and shortened which … Continue reading

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