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Taiji Forum 2017

Daoyin Yangsheng Gong

Historical Development of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Professor Zhang Guangde is the Founder and Honorary General Director of the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Centre, a former Professor and Researcher at the Wushu Dept. of Beijing University of Physical Education, and a permanent Member and Vice-Secretary of the Chinese Wushu Research Association. He […]

The history of Yangsheng

The history of Yangsheng – From the beginning to Daoism In historical accounts of Yangsheng reflections on and instructions for mental and spiritual exercises prevail. Physical exercises are far less mentioned in the writings. The topic of „health“ as we know it today did not exist then. Health was threatened […]

Tai Chi History

Tai Chi History and Legend In his own preface to the ‘Encyclopedia of Taijiquan’ published in 1933, Yang Cheng-Fu recorded a sentence attributed to his grandfather Yang Lu-Chan. “Taijiquan was created by Zhang San-Feng at the end of the Song Dynasty. Development continued through one, Wang Zhongyue, Chen Zhouting, Zhang […]

Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)? Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese exercise system enjoyed by millions of people across the world. Originally developed as a highly effective martial art it is now practised by people of all ages, for a wide range of reasons including martial art, a gentle […]