Techniques to Mature Your Practice

Techniques to Mature Your Practice   Understand the breath and how it relates to each form Each form is made up of at least two phases, a yin and yang phase. Determine which is the yang component and sync that movement with the exhale. Obviously the other part of the form will be the inhale. […]

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Scope and Pace of Training

Scope and Pace of Training This week I’d like to touch upon a piece of the taiji puzzle that most students probably do not consciously look at and that is the scope and pace of training. The educational landscape that is Taiji is so vast that one could literally explore something new everyday and not […]

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My arm doesn’t bend that way!

My arm doesn’t bend that way!   Lately I have been looking at many different styles of martial arts from Hapkido to Aikido to Jiu Jitsu, Silat and other Filipino arts. What I have been intrigued with has nothing to do with any differences between these styles but instead, I have been focusing on the […]

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Aspects of Rooting

Aspects of Rooting   At our club we emphasize different concepts according to the level of training the student is currently playing at. Our intermediate training emphasizes rooting, so today I’d like to play with this subject a bit. What is rooting? How is it that when a child throws up her arms and wants […]

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50 Milestones in Tai Chi

50 Milestones in Tai Chi   This week I’m going to put out something different. Here’s a list of of “milestones” that you can look at and check off to gauge where you are in the game. The list is in a semi chronological order but that is hard to really gauge because our individual […]

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One of my old essays

Question – How has following the principles and the philosophy of Taijiquan, Qigong and Meditation improved your life personally and how would everyday life of the average individual be improved if they followed these concepts. Ten years ago (which means 20 from the date of this blog post) my average day went something like this […]

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