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Jou Tsung Hwa’s “Dao of Taijiquan” Tai Chi Diagram Chansijing Exercise

For those of you who have the classic, “The Dao of Taijiquan” authored by Master Jou Tsung Hwa, you may have questions about how to properly do the tai chi (taiji) diagram exercise in Chapter 3.  Here’s everything you need to know in a little video clip (below). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend…

Chen Tai Chi 6 Sealings and 4 Closings Application

Here’s an alternative tai chi application for 6 Sealings and 4 Closings, as done in the Chen tai chi expressed from the Jou Tsung Hwa lineage of taijiquan. It’s a little different than the standard way the modern Chen tai chi family uses their Six Sealings and Four Closings application: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this…

Yang Tai Chi Brush Knee & Twist Step Application

Below is a possible way to use “Brush Knee & Twist Step” for self-defense.  Make sure to do the twist step correctly and “seal” the arm of the opponent.  This short video shows you the nuances: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share…

The tai chi martial arts use of the triangular arms shape and the rooster stance

The triangle tai chi “wedge” shape in the arms is used a lot in taijiquan. The rooster stance (legs) works in similar ways. Watch the tai chi video below to see why these stances are so important for tai chi applications and martial arts self-defense use. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook…

Reviewing the secrets of Taoist/Daoist “Breathing Without Breathing” Qi Cultivation of Jou Tsung Hwa lineage

Enjoy your video below. It will review the “breathing without breathing” technique from very old Daoist philosophy and how to apply it in your tai chi form.  The idea is to remove so many of the manmade rules of breathing, and just focus on the dantian compressions and expansions.  Most folks struggle with this because…

Yang Tai Chi Application for White Crane Spreads Wings

The Yang Style Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) martial application for White Crane Spreads Wings is shown in the video below. Filmed at Internal Gardens School of Classical Tai Chi Chuan, featuring Shifu Loretta Wollering. Click onward to see the video. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit…

2 Tai Chi Applications for Lazily Tying Coat and Why One is Better Than the Other

The 3rd posture of Chen 1 tai chi is called Lazily Tying Coat.  Let’s look at 2 martial applications for this & why the popular application is not as effective as the one promoted here.  This is from Master Jou Tsung Hwa’s expression of the Xinjia Chen First Routine Taiijiquan (tai chi chuan).  Click on…