Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017


"Tai chi isn't easy. 
Tai chi isn't hard. 
You get it when 
you release old habits."


YUGEN (Japanese) 

A profound awareness of 
the universe that triggers 
feelings too deep 
and mysterious 
for words.

- Lonerwolf

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017



"The obstacle is the path." 

- Zen Proverb



"You weren't born 
with cellphone in hand, 
you were born with chi, 
the breath of the cosmos."

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Wu Wei – Doing Nothing 無爲 

A good life could not be attained by 
wu wei alone – but this Daoist concept 
captures a distinctive wisdom we may 
at times be in desperate need of, when 
we are in danger of damaging ourselves 
through an overly stern and unyielding 
adherence to ideas which simply cannot 
fit the demands of the world as it is.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cheng Wing Kwong Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Performance




Cheng Wing Kwong 
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan 
Performance

Wing Kwong Tai Chi Academy was 
invited to perform Cheng Wing Kwong 
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan 108 form in 
the 70th Anniversary Celebration 
for The United Nations, 
October 24, 2015.

Wing Kwong Tai Chi Academy, Hong Kong

Website: http://wingkwong-taichi.org.hk


 
"Can you move from the center, 
deep within stillness?"
 
 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017


"As the Earth turns 
as it circles the sun, 
so you turn 
as you circle the tai chi."
  

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Sophia Delza: 
American Tai Chi Pioneer

Sophia Delza (1903-1996) was an American tai chi
pioneer, one of the first to widely promote tai chi 
in America. Originally a professional modern dancer 
and choreographer in New York City, as a young 
woman, Delza gave many public performances of 
Spanish and modern dance. 


In the 1920s she earned a science degree 
at Hunter College and then entered graduate school at 
Columbia University. Eventually she moved to Paris 
to further study dance. Upon returning to New York 
she began working in Vaudeville, film, and 
stage productions, dancing with James Cagney 
in the Grand Street Follies of 1928.
 
In 1948 she and her husband moved to Shanghai, China
 for three years, where she taught modern dance and 
studied Wu Style Tai Chi and sword forms, with the 
famous tai chi master, Ma Yueh Liang.  

In 1954 she returned to the US and gave the first 
documented public tai chi demonstration in America 
at New York's Museum of Modern Art. That same year 
she started The Delza School of Tai Chi Chuan at 
Carnegie Hall. By the 1960s she was writing articles, 
lecturing, making television appearances, and 
demonstrating tai chi to many audiences. 


She wrote her first book on tai chi,
T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Body & Mind in Harmony,  
in 1961, which is credited with being the first English 
language book on the subject of tai chi. During her 
teaching career, Delza taught tai chi for health at 
The United Nations, The Actor's Studio, 
SUNY Purchase, and the University of Hawaii.

Sophia Delza died in Manhattan in 1996 at the age of 92.

Delza wrote four books on tai chi including,

The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Experience: 
Reflections and Perceptions 
on Body-Mind Harmony

and

Tai Chi Chuan an Ancient Chinese Way


Friday, June 23, 2017


"In all things seek balance - 
strive for perfection 
while enjoying what you do."


"Tai chi is slow, though 
if you are doing it correctly, 
you won't even notice."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017


Can Tai Chi Really Slow Aging?
A New Study Has The Answer

Saturday, June 10, 2017

'Defeating Stress': UC Irvine Professor Studies Benefits Of Tai Chi




'Defeating Stress': 
UC Irvine Professor 
Studies Benefits Of Tai Chi

It's 4 p.m. on UC Irvine's campus and 
a group of students - some of them well past 
college-age - are gathered for a lesson 
in stress reduction. 

CBS Los Angeles - Pat Harvey reports.

 

Friday, June 9, 2017


"Tai Chi Hands: Strong yet gentle, 
relaxed yet vibrant, expressing 
and concealing the internal life force."



"Tai chi can bestow 
healing, health, and conditions 
that promote happiness."


Tuesday, June 6, 2017


"Tai chi is opening 
all the windows 
and letting life breathe 
through your home."

Friday, June 2, 2017


"In slowness you may 
experience the fluid atmosphere 
surrounding and within you."




"Learning tai chi is like
learning a beautiful song... 
sung in silence." 


- Image: Hangzhou, China Tourism

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37 form application




Cheng Man Ching's 
37 Form Application


April 27th, 2007 - 2-28 Peace Park Taipei, Taiwan

Students of Jeng Shean Chih (Zheng Xian Qi), 
a disciple of Huang Sheng Shyan, demonstrate 
martial applications of Cheng Man Ching's tai chi.

The applications in this video were performed 

on a student by senior classmate, Huang Jeng Bin.
 

His website is www.huangtaichi.org



Saturday, May 27, 2017


"In tai chi we plant a tree... 
with deep roots and supple branches."


Friday, May 26, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


"Can you know the center, 
become the movement, 
move without interruption?"


"Rooted in the earth, 
submerged in atmosphere, 
lifted from above."

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tai Chi Bang: Eight-Immortal Flute By Jesse Tsao




Tai Chi Bang: 
Eight-Immortal Flute 
By Jesse Tsao

 Also known as Tai Chi Stick or Tai Chi Ruler, the
Tai Chi Bang: Eight-Immortal Flute is an energy 
practice based on characteristic Tai Chi postures 
combined with traditional Chinese self-healing 
meditation and self-defense kung fu. Tai Chi Bang 
provides an object to focus on between the palms, 
bonding the two hands moving together. This makes it 
easy and fun for beginners to feel the qi (energy), 
and gain the benefits of Tai Chi practice. 

Students who find it difficult to quiet their minds 
find this practice especially effective for focusing  
attention. Holding the Bang with both palms helps 
students to concentrate and be in the moment. The 
movements of the Bang imitate the movement of 
the qi inside the body. It relieves stress, gathers
fresh energy, rejuvenates the body and spirit, brings 
inner calm, and promotes qi and blood circulation.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017


THE HEALING ART
OF QI GONG
by Master Hong Liu
with Paul Perry

Dr. Hong Liu began his medical career 
in the Chinese military where he became 
a doctor of Western style medicine. Some 
years later, at considerable risk, he studied 
Qi Gong with a master who lived in a cave 
near Shanghai. His unusual training 
gave him the ability to treat illness using 
western and eastern medical knowledge.

THE HEALING ART OF QI GONG tells his 
life story and of his incredible experiences, 
treating thousands of patients in China 
and the US.  The author presents numerous 
cases where medical qi gong, diet, and 
qi gong exercise brought patients back 
from the edge of death even when 
suffering from cancer and AIDS.  


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Yang Shi Taijiquan 85 Shi - Master Zhao Youbin (赵幼斌)





Master Zhao You Bin 
Demonstrates Traditional 
Yang Style 85 Movement 
Tai Chi Chuan Forms

Zhao You Bin is a highly regarded master 
of traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. 
He is the son of Zhao Bin who was a senior disciple 
and nephew of Yang Chen Fu. Mr Zhao is based in 
Xian, China and is the President of the Xian 
Yongnian Yang Style Taiji Quan Association.
He is also the head of a Yang Family Tai Chi Association 
in Hong Kong and Shenzhen with links to many good 
Yang Style teachers in the area. Master Zhao has a 
Yang Style Tai Chi training studio in Xian in which 
students can enroll. Teaching is carried out by 
Zhao You Bin and his assistant teachers.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yang Shi Da Hua Qiang (Large Yang Style Spear, 楊氏大花槍, 杨氏大花枪)




Michael Mullooly Demonstrates 
Yang Style Tai Chi Spear

Grandmaster Chian Ho Yin (尹千合老師) 
brought this form from China 
to Milwaukee, WI, USA. 
Check the website which follows 
for other forms. 

https://sites.google.com/site/tosataichi/ 


"Tai Chi's slow moves 
reveal what happens 
when we're moving 
too fast to notice." 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Chen Bing Lao Jia





Master Chen Bing performs the 
first part of Chen Taijiquan Style 
Lao Jia along with some 
foreign students, guests of his school 
in Chenjiagou (Chen Village) 
Henan Province, China.

Video by Taiji5Elementi on Youtube 

 


Tai Chi's gentle movements 
produce more exercise 
than you might think.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tai Chi Sword in Beijing 2016





Wudang (Wu) Tai Chi Sword form 
performed by Torben Rif 
in Temple of Heaven Beijing 2016.

Find more information: www.ptcc.dk
www.taichionline.dk - www.taichishop.dk 

- www.torbenrif.com

"Returning is the motion 
of the Tao. 
Yielding is the way 
of the Tao." 


- Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching

- Image: Assi Ben Borat

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


"Tai chi can heal, relax, open, 
and strengthen you for a better life."

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tai Chi Master Fu Wing-fei: Applications




Master Fu Wing-fei demonstrates 
Fu style tai chi applications 
(from a VHS tape of Simplified Tai Chi 
made in China in the early 1980s).

For more information, go to http://fustyle.org/

Sunday, April 30, 2017


"A scholar who cherishes 
the love of comfort 
is not fit to be 
deemed a scholar." 

- Lao Tzu 


"There is no mystique to Tai Chi Chuan. 
What is difficult is the perseverance. 
It took me ten years to discover my chi, 
but thirty years to learn how to use it. 
Once you see the benefit, 
you won’t want to stop."

- Wu Style Tai Chi
Grandmaster, Ma Yueh Liang

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Donnie Yen, champion martial artist,
director, action choreographer, and
Hong Kong movie superstar, performs
tai chi. Yen is also the son of Fu Style
tai chi master Bow Sim Mark.

Read about Bow Sim Mark's 
inspiring life at
TAI CHI CROSSROADS BLOG.

Urban smog couldn't stop 
this Chinese Tai Chi master 
from his morning routine.

 - #Tai_Chi #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 27, 2017



"Tai chi is a deep river, 
flowing to new generations."

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Sunday, April 23, 2017



"Who acts in stillness 
finds stillness in his life."

 - Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching

- Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 22, 2017


WORLD TAI CHI 
& QIGONG DAY

- Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 am
- From Iran to Australia since 1999!
- Get connected: worldtaichiday.org


- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan