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Oh, Why Is It So Difficult?

On the Difficulty of Lasting Change in the Practice of Taiji Abstract Serious progress in the practice of taiji often requires far-reaching changes that can involve various levels of training. Christine Schneider investigates the question of why such changes are so hard to achieve and explains, on the basis of […]

Esoteric Martial Applications of Taiji

HARMLESSNESS, A SUBTLE MARTIAL CONCEPT I am using the word harmless to mean harmless of intent, not cowardly, weak and defenseless. I am discussing a non-threatening trait that will reduce fear, a major cause of antagonism. First do not become fearful and second do not cause fear. If there is […]

Taiji Leads to the Esoteric

Both Taiji and esoteric study have a deep effect on our actions, our character and our other pursuits in life. Taiji practice disciplines the body for mental control and presents opportunities to experience kinesthetically a “Pure Presence.” Taiji’s slow, precise movements are perhaps more conducive to meditation for a westerner […]

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 […]