Wednesday, December 28, 2016


An illustrated comparison of the 
Tai Chi movement, Single Whip
as performed in four of the five 
orthodox styles of tai chi - 
Chen, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Yang.

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Lee Style Tai Chi Scarborough Summer Course



Tai Chi Group practicing Lee Style 
Tai Chi as taught by 
Master Chee Soo in Scarborough, 
North Yorkshire, England


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Friday, December 16, 2016

  
"There is no rain
without condensation. 
There is no tai chi
without releasing."
                                                             - TCJ

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See what happens when American young kids practice Taichi


 

See what happens when American young kids practice Tai Chi...

Students from Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School and New York Military Academy were amazed recently when they learned  some Tai Chi moves from Tai Chi master, Xiao Bing, from China’s Foshan City. It was fun to watch these American young kids practicing their newly learned skills.

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Monday, December 12, 2016


"Tai Chi: The parts 
and the whole are one." 

- TCJ 

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Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872)
  
"Yang the Unsurpassable"
Yang was the undefeated founder 
of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
An outsider, Yang was accepted 
as a student of Chen Changxing 
of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan
in the Chen Village, 
Henan Province, China.

- #Tai_Chi #Taijiquan

Saturday, December 10, 2016


"It's not the knowing 
that is difficult, 
but the doing."
  - Chinese Proverb

- Photo by TCJ
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. William Butler Yeats
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. William Butler Yeats
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Wu Jianquan (1870-1942) 

- Co-founder (with his father)
of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan

- Seen here practicing
tuishou (push hands) 

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Tai Chi - Xian, China

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Monday, December 5, 2016



"The path to perfection: 
engage, examine, improve." 
                                                                                             - TCJ

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Sunday, December 4, 2016



"Tai Chi - Make it great. 
Make it true. Make it yours." 

                                                                           - TCJ 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kong Jin demo by Master Shr



THE MYSTERY OF CHI
From the Bill Moyers 
five part PBS series,
HEALING AND THE MIND (1993)

Bill Moyers and David Eisenberg, MD 
visit tai chi master, Shr, in Beijing, China

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#ChiKung #Qigong

Friday, December 2, 2016


"In tai chi we find the place 
of stillness within motion." 


                                                                            - TCJ 


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"The spirit of tai chi 
must reach beyond forms 
to vitalize one's entire existence." 

                                                                                        - TCJ 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016


            "TAI CHI...
                         a blessing for the one,
                                           a gift for the many."
              
                                                                                                   - TCJ


                                                                           - #TaiChi #Taijiquan

64 Guang Ping Yang Style Tai Chi


 

James Lusk doing the 
Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Form
 as learned from 
Master Henry Look 
of Sacramento, CA

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Saturday, November 26, 2016


"In tai chi
we can become
quiet enough
to find our true nature." 

                                                                                            - TCJ
                                                                             #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Tuesday, November 22, 2016



If there is light in the soul, 
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.

- Chinese Proverb

- Photo by Robert Lio

Friday, November 18, 2016


"To relax and center body, 
mind, energy, and spirit... 
this is tai chi." 
                                                      - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, November 17, 2016


"I began learning tai chi 
in my living room, 
because a mountain temple 
wasn't available." 
                                                                        - TCJ
 - Photo: Wulong, Chongqing China
#Tai_Chi #Taijiquan

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016


"The great man is he
 who does not lose
his child's heart."
                                                             - Mencius 
  Zhang Yuanzhen, 92, climbs the footsteps 
at Tiantai Mountain in Hanzhong city, 
Shaanxi province, China on June 29, 2013. 
Zhang has been a Taoist priest since he was 18. 
Then he started to learn martial arts and Taoism 
medical skills from his teacher Sang Zonglun 
in Zhouzhi county of the same province. 
He came to stay at Tiantai Mountain in 1989. 
For 92 he is in good health and can climb 
more than 2,000 footsteps everyday.



#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"Only when a man 
will not do some things 
is he capable of 
doing great things." 

                                                                      - Mencius

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


"To know the road ahead, 
ask those coming back." 

                                                                               - Chinese Proverb

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, November 3, 2016


"Let your life breathe... 
mind, body, energy, spirit 
brought to life." 

                                                        - TCJ

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


"To embrace tai chi
is to know
the form and the formless." 

                                                                              - TCJ

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"To know yourself, 
practice the form. 
To know others, 
practice push hands." 

                                                                             - Tai Chi Saying

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Sunday, October 30, 2016


 
"The key to growth is 
the introduction of higher dimensions 
of consciousness into our awareness." 
 
                                                                             - Lao Tzu 
 
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Friday, October 28, 2016


"We invest too much 
in external appearance 
and not enough into 
internal well being." 

                                                             - TCJ

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"Learning is a treasure 
that will follow its owner 
everywhere."

– Chinese Proverb

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, October 27, 2016


"For endurance seek stability
–of body, mind, 
heart, and spirit." 

                                               - TCJ

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Saturday, October 22, 2016


"Tai chi can heal, 
renew, open, 
and calm." 
                                                   - TCJ