108 – Public Form of the Yang Family Preparation & Commencement Grasp Bird’s Tail (R) Grasp Birds Tail (L) Ward off Upward – Peng Pull Back – Lu Press Forward – Gi Push – An Sing Whip Lift Hands Stork Cools it’s Wings Brush Knee Twist Step (L) Play the Pipa Brush Knee Twist Step… Read More »
This relaxed beginner class covers the four core techniques of Tai Chi Chuan called the four energies. New Tai Chi students can work on familiarizing themselves with this flow quite easily. Have fun practicing. Contact me with any questions. Also, check out my practice spot, I feel lucky to be able to practice Tai Chi… Read More »
Tai Chi beginning movements in the Yang Family 108 Form. Sorry about the cult music in the Video. I was trying to over-write the radio playing in the background because YouTube was blocking it for copyright. The beginning of the Tai Chi form teaches the concepts of opening and closing. Here I am practicing loosely,… Read More »
The health benefits of Tai Chi practice are now scientifically documented, but how can you be sure you’re going to maximize them in your training? Why go to the trouble of learning Tai Chi to improve your health, when you could go for a forty-five-minute walk or swim? If you are thinking of taking up… Read More »
Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art that combines internal strength and energy cultivation on a profound level. Today we can enjoy the health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan practice without subjecting ourselves to the bitterness of the martial arts training aspect. Still, it is important to know that Tai Chi Chuan is not a… Read More »
A tai chi form can be practiced at different frames, each has different training benefits.
It is often noted that Xing Yi Chuan does not have a reverse gear and it’s forms don’t have much in terms of backing up steps. However, the xing yi fighting method is not a constant barrage of reckless attacks. If one knows he’s not going to back up once he starts he should not rush… Read More »
I have been using short flows to work on specific muscle groups and movements. I use flows in the same way our Yoga cousins do with Vinyasa practice. Each flow is a loop… I realized that these could be learned by a beginner in a few minutes