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Names of CHENG MAN CH’ING’S TAI CHI SWORD

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Names of CHENG MAN CH’ING’S TAI CHI SWORD
Cheng Man Ching teaching sword in New York

In their wisdom the ancient masters evolved the forms and passed them down. The forms are of a nature that when they are practised they inform us as to their martial and therapeutic content, while practising with the therapeutic energy in mind the healing energy is freed.

Names of CHENG MAN CH’ING’S TAI CHI SWORD

  1. RESPECTFULLY DECLINING
  2. STEP FORWARD, HAND AND SWORD
  3. THE IMMORTAL POINTS THE WAY
  4. PRESS THE APPLE
  5. RINGS AROUND THE MOON II
  6. MAJOR LITERARY STAR
  7. SWALLOW BEATS WATER WITH WINGS III
  8. BLOCK AND SWEEP, RIGHT AND LEFT II
  9. MINOR LITERARY STAR
  10. WASP ENTERS CAVE
  11. ALERT CAT CATCHES MOUSE
  12. DRAGONFLY STRIKES WATER
  13. MASTER SITS BACK
  14. SWALLOW RETURNS TO NEST
  15. PHOENIX SPREADS WINGS
  16. WHIRLING WIND, MINOR LITERARY STAR
  17. AWAITING THE FISH
  18. SEARCHING FOR SNAKE IN GRASS III
  19. EMBRACING MOON
  20. BIRDS RETURN TO FOREST
  21. DRAGON WAGS TAIL
  22. WIND ROLLS LOTUS LEAF
  23. LION SHAKES HEAD
  24. TIGER HOLDS BREATH
  25. WILD HORSE LEAPS STREAM
  26. TURN, REIN IN HORSE
  27. THE COMPASS
  28. TASSELS IN THE WIND III
  29. PUSH BOAT WITH CURRENT
  30. SHOOTING STAR CHASES MOON
  31. PEGASUS, THE WATERFALL
  32. ROLL UP SCREEN
  33. WHEELS LEFT AND RIGHT II
  34. SWALLOW STRIKES MUD
  35. ROC SPREADS WINGS
  36. PLUCK MOON FROM SEA BOTTOM
  37. EMBRACE MOON
  38. DRAGON SPIRIT SEARCHES SEA
  39. RHINO GAZES AT MOON
  40. SHOOT WILD GOOSE
  41. GREEN DRAGON STRETCHES CLAWS
  42. PHOENIX SPREADS WINGS
  43. BLOCK TWO SIDES II
  44. STRIKE WILD GOOSE
  45. APE OFFERS FRUIT
  46. FALLING FLOWERS, LEFT AND RIGHT VI
  47. FAIR LADY WORKS SHUTTLE
  48. TIGER WAGS TAIL
  49. FISH LEAPS DRAGON GATE
  50. DRAGON COILS AROUND PILLAR II
  51. THE IMMORTAL POINTS THE WAY
  52. WIND SWEEPS FALLEN FLOWER
  53. HOLD TABLET BEFORE BOSOM
  54. EMBRACE SWORD, RETURN TO ONE

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Cheng Man Ching was also named the “Master of Five Excellences“. He was one of the first who taught Taijiquan in the West and his Taijiquan style is spread all over the world. Here you will find many articles about his teaching and how it is taught by his his students.
Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (4): On being a master Cheng Man Ching’s teaching was marked by underlining sameness and diversity at the expense of hierarchy and difference. This approach formed the basis of his unique way of bridging the cultural gap between East and West.
Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (3): On meditation Our idea of meditation is mainly influenced by two aspects, the visual and the practical aspect. The mind’s uniform picture of a meditating person is someone sitting still in a peaceful environment, in a monastery or on a mountain.
Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (2): The Dantian The discussion about the nature of the Dantian is old and it remains unresolved until today: Is the Dantian a bodily, material reality or an ideal concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain certain psychosomatic correlations? The debate cannot simply be described as a conflict between East and West or between Tradition and Modernity.
Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (1): “I am not a guru.” Cheng Man Ching, student of Yang Chengfu, came to New York in the 60s, at first teaching Taijiquan in the Chinese community, later also teaching Westerners. Being a university professor from a family of scholars and deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture, he was confronted with flower children searching for a guru.
Cheng Man Ching on the dao of Taijiquan – a poem Cheng Man Ching is portrayed by his students as an example of total dedication and commitment to the Chinese Arts, especially concerning Taijiquan.
Self-massage as taught by Prof. Cheng Man Ching Cheng Man Ching was known as a master of the five excellences. As a teacher, he taught calligraphy and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Taijiquan, Push Hands and sword fencing. Advocating Taijiquan as a method of self-cultivation and health-preservation, he also used to teach his Taijiquan students aspects of other Chinese arts.
Cheng Man Ching Yang style Professor Cheng Man Ching (1900 – 1975) learned Tai Chi Chuan in the tradition of the classical Yang style from Yang Chengfu in Shanghai. There he was close friends with Ma Yueliang, the representative figure of the new Wu style. After the death of his teacher Yang Chengfu in 1935, and with the permission of Chen Weiming, a student of Yang Chengfu, and his father Yang Jianhou, Cheng Man Ching developed the so-called “short form”, in which 37 positions are counted, from the the well-known long form with 85 or 108 positions, depending on how they are counted.
Ken van Sickle on Cheng Man Ching In this 5-part interview series, Ken van Sickle, photographer, Tai Chi Master and student of Cheng Man Ching in New York, talks about studying with Cheng Man Ching and his desire to capture Cheng Man Ching’s spirit of learning and developing in the movie “The Professor – Tai Chi’s Journey West”. Further points are the sense and non-sense of lineages, the crucial question of “what to get from a master?”, Tai Chi goals and finally the meaning of Tai Chi weapon training, especially concerning the sword as instrument of the Dao…
My Father by Katy Cheng My father was born in the last century, well imbued with the traditional Chinese culture. But he was not weighed down by the old. He was open-minded, a tireless teacher, creating new ideas with full enthusiasm and keeping doggedly his principles in those fashion-filled times. After inheriting the past, he was a forerunner for the present, without being contaminated by the new heresies.
A Grandfather’s Heritage – Professor Cheng: Professor Cheng’s essays and commentaries on the Chinese classics give us rare insight into the mind of a …
Interview with direct Cheng Man Ching students William CC Chen, Benjamin Lo, Hsu Yee Chung and Hung Ping Chu answered question on Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi.
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West – A Review The documentary The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West by Barry Strugatz/Ken van Sickle can be warmly recommended. Both Barry Strugatz and Ken van Sickle are themselves practitioners of Taijiquan, the latter being a master Student of Cheng Man Ching himself – their documentary view is thus one from the inside…
The title of “Master” in the Tai Chi lineage Back in (historic) China, the terms used to formally address one’s Taijiquan teacher in the proper way depended on the actual student-teacher relationship. While the Chinese terms differ widely, in English language the use of “Master” became widely accepted. Being formally addressed as a Master by one’s student has been and still is a question of courtesy and respect for many practitioners and teachers, although some schools in the European Cheng Man Ching tradition have dispensed completely with these formal honorary titles…
Cheng Man Ching’s students on mastery Cheng Man Ching’s direct students – the “second generation” if one sees Cheng Man Ching’s influence as determining a new approach – seem to follow this new tradition while continuing to adapt further to modernity…
Grandmasters, Big Sisters and Elder Brothers As Taijiquan in the Cheng Man Ching tradition has gone beyond the traditional system of Baishi and formal acceptance into the “family” or the monastic community as a Tudi or disciple back in the 1960s, the honorable naming of elder teachers and students follows a mixed system. One logical line goes from Master to Grandmaster to Greatgrandmaster. These titles capture the direct (and historical) connection between the student, the teacher and the teacher’s teacher. They thereby depict an aspect of teaching which in traditional lines is referred to as “line of transmission” or…