Saturday, April 30, 2016


"Coming events cast 
their shadows before them." 
                                                                              - Chinese Proverb 
- #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 28, 2016



"A tai chi sword becomes 
an extension of the body, 
through which we move our chi
and learn to defend 
using external objects."
                                                - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan #TaiChiSword

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


"Spirals take us through 
repeating cycles - either 
away from the center 
or towards the center." 
                                              - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Taiji Gun - Taiji Stock

Aladin RĂ¼scher presents 

Taiji Gun - Tai Chi Staff

Taiji Staff Forms Found on YouTube

#TaiChi #Taijiquan


 Opening ceremony of the the 
3rd World Traditional Wushu Championship 
held on October 30, 2008 at Wudang Mountain,
 Hubei Province, China. At this year's 
competition 2,000 participants 
from 69 countries are expected to attend.
Source: China Daily
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Taoist monk Zhang Qingren 
demonstrating Tai Chi Forms
- Hou Shi Wu Temple, China
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 23, 2016


"Tai chi will appeal to spiritual types 
as it’s considered much more than 
physical exercise. It’s a mental and 
physical healing mechanism, a type 
of meditation and a soft form 
of martial arts. It’s also a philosophy..."

flickr 
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Friday, April 22, 2016


"The tai chi you did yesterday
 improves the tai chi you do today." 
                                                                 - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

The Five 
Traditional / Orthodox / Family Styles
of Tai Chi Chuan:
Chen     Yang      Wu     Wu/Hao     Sun
#TaiChi #Taijiquan
"Thirty spokes of a wheel 
all join at a common hub 
yet only the hole at the center 
allows the wheel to spin." 

- Lao Tzu

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 21, 2016


"The body is relaxed, 
mind focused, 
breathing deep, 
center maintained, 
energy smooth; 
this is tai chi." 
                                 - TCJ 
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


"Mystics understand the roots of the Tao 
but not its branches. 
Scientists understand its branches 
but not its roots. 
Science does not need mysticism 
and mysticism does not need science, 
but Man needs Both."

~ Fritjof Capra, THE TAO OF PHYSICS

 #Taoism #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


"There is tai chi in all 
of the natural universe." 
                                               - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan 

Sunday, April 17, 2016


"In nature find truth, beauty, goodness... 
...for their source, look deep within." 
                                                                    - TCJ  
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"In tai chi we align and relax 
to find the power of rooting." 
                                                         - TCJ  
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 16, 2016


"In the the eyes of the wild 
we see the beautiful and terrifying - 
life without doubt or inhibition." 
                                                            - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"Tension is who you think 
you should be. Relaxation is 
who you are." - Chinese Proverb
#TaiChi #Taijiquan 

Friday, April 15, 2016


"Your life is surfing waves 
of time, destiny, and purpose." 
                                                        -TCJ


"Find the center, there is stillness. 
Move the center there is 
stillness within motion. 
This is tai chi." 
                                  - TCJ
 #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 14, 2016


"Through the slow and spiraling, 
we open doors to move energy."
                                                                                - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijquan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


"With practice and the right approach, 
you will feel the life force
moving through your body." 
                                                      - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan #Qigong

"In tai chi there is 
timing and timelessness, 
thought and no-thought, 
poles of the cosmos." 
                                             - TCJ 
 #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Zhan Zhuang: 
The Foundation of
Chinese Internal Martial Arts

Zhan Zhuang is a chi kung (qigong) system with the longest tradition in Chinese internal martial arts - traceable back 27 centuries. For many years it was a very well guarded secret. Through the practice of zhan zhuang standing/breathing meditation, practitioners can advance their internal arts training - physically, mentally, energetically and spiritually. It is an ancient art of great benefits and profound exploration. 
 #TaiChi #Taijiquan


"Some of the greatest treasures of life 
can be found in a simple cup of tea." 
                                                                  - TCJ

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)
Grand Ultimate Fist or
Yin/Yang Principle Martial Art

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Friday, April 8, 2016


Lao Tzu
On the Mystery of the Tao
Chapter 25 - The Tao Te Ching
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 7, 2016


TAI CHI PUSH HANDS
"As long as your hands 
don't listen to the other, 
you are blind and will fall." 
                                                      - TCJ
#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"It's not so much 
that we are on a journey... 
we are a journey."

Image: Japanese Foot Bridge, c. 1930 - Robert Flynn Johnson

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Wu Style Tai Chi Master 
Ma Yueh Liang (1901-1998) 
on Tai Chi Chuan

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

"When the long road is no longer a burden 
and the view awakens your heart, 
you'll know you've found the way." 
                                                                  - TCJ

Sunday, April 3, 2016


The Tai Chi Tu - The yin/yang symbol, 
here encircled by the 64 hexagrams of 
the I Ching (Book of Changes) indicating 
phases ranging from full yin to full yang.

 #Tai Chi #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 2, 2016


"Beauty reaches deep 
into the fabric of all reality." 
                                                      - TCJ

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows 
Messier 96, a spiral galaxy just over 35 million light-years 
away in the constellation of Leo. 
[Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA 
and the LEGUS Team] 9/8/15 

Friday, April 1, 2016

 

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, 
and Sharp Mind, by Dr. Peter M. Wayne

#TaiChi #Taijiquan 

Tai Chi Master T. T. Liang (1900-2001) 
- #TaiChi #Taijiquan

Qi (Chi) is a Chinese term that means breath, air, or gas. Qi is the fundamental life force or energy found in all living things. Qi is formed from the interaction of yin and yang energies. In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, it is often referred to as the "energy" present in the meridians and the organs of the body.

#TaiChi #Taijiquan

Tai Chi Figure - by Xie Ai Ge

#TaiChi #Taijiquan