Taijiquan Training part 3 See also our other tips for beginners for Taijiquan Training on our Basics of Tai Chi site! Goal: Eliminate chronical or posture-related health problems Some illnesses or diseases may not respond to the more superficial exercises of a wellness-style Continue reading Taijiquan Training
We all have different lives, different preconditions and individual obstacles to overcome. The time you should invest in practising Taijiquan or Qigong depends on the goal of your practice. Goal: First steps in reconvalescence If you start Taijiquan or Qigong as part Continue reading How should I practise Qigong and Taijiquan?
The ideal: Hard work Not unlike Japanese culture, the Chinese ideal for physical exercises is hard work. The Chinese word for that is “gong” (功). It is used in “Qigong” – working with the Qi, i.e. cultivating life energy – as Continue reading How long and how often should I practise Taijiquan or Qigong?
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 Continue reading Oh, Why Is It So Difficult?
How to learn Tai Chi? Questions and Answers for Beginners What to wear? – Tai Chi Clothing Your Tai Chi clothing should be comfortable and your shoes should be supportive, but light. Tai Chi Shoes Too much structure on the Continue reading How to learn Tai Chi? Shoes & Clothes
Our set of exercises is inspired by common Wushu warming-up from the Sha family and warming-up/Jibengong exercises of Liu Yafei. Thank you very much for the inspiration! Preparing for a Taijiquan, Wushu or Qigong lesson you should follow the principles Continue reading Warming-up for Taijiquan, Qigong & Wushu
Variations of spelling: T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Taiji Quan. Taijiquan (traditional Chinese: 太極拳, modernized Chinese: 太极拳, pinyin: tàijíquán, Wade-Giles: t’ai chi ch’üan, pronunciation) is a Chinese internal martial art. It is commonly translated as Highest / Ultimate Fist or Supreme Ultimate Continue reading Taijiquan
This article is an excerpt from ‘The Little Book of Tai Ji Quan’ by Dr Ben Morris. Authors foreword The pursuits and achievements of the past masters, and of their written work; what use is all of this? It was Continue reading The little book of Tai Ji Quan
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 Continue reading Esoteric Martial Applications of Taiji
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 Continue reading The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West – A Review