My opinion on body alignment vs energy cultivation in Tai Chi practice.
Sensitivity Training Another important aspect of Tai Chi training is Sensitivity Training. One of the things about the Tai Chi player is their ability to sense the intention of their opponent. How can they do this? They do this through the sense of touch. This is why as Tai Chi players we are told to… Read more »
“Peng” or “Ward off” is one of the main forces (energies/techniques) used in the arsenal of Tai Chi Chuan. It has the internal, feeling-awareness, subjective feeling quality of a ball filled with air, or when in use of a boat being floated upon the ocean, in this case, you are the ocean and your opponent… Read more »
The Tai Chi form, whatever form you may practice, is filled with movements that can be interpreted as self-defense or martial applications. These range from the obvious, such as a punch and a kick, to the not-so-obvious, such as the movements named ” Grasping the Birds Tail’, or “Apparent Close-up.” In truth, each movement has… Read more »
What is Qi? Is it truly a part of Taiji practice? Can it be used to augment Taiji’s martial and self-defense abilities?