Saturday, December 30, 2017

"Each circumstance has an equilibrium. 
Find it, and you will know the center."

"Eventually we realize that 
the whole world is our monastery."


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

"The way is always present, 
but you will not find it 
unless you are as well."

Sunday, December 24, 2017

"As all rivers must flow from a source, 
we must flow from the source of all rivers."

Saturday, December 23, 2017

"A profoundly crafted question 
is bait for a profoundly revealing answer."

Friday, December 22, 2017

tai chi chuan Nea Smyrni Alex Dong taijichuan association

The Greek branch of Alex Dong 
International Taiji Association,
in Nea Smyrna Athens.

Main instructor Lydia Tillianaki




Wishing you health, 
peace, and abundance. 
May you have a happy &
enriching year in 2018. 

                                                      - John

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Traditional Yang Style 108 form Tai Chi Chuan 太极拳

Traditional Yang Style 108
Taiji Sifu - Peter Tam Hoy

Master Fu Zhongwen's Standard 
of Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan

To purchase complete 2 DVD set, 
subtitled 108 form & Fast (Fa-Jin) Set click on 
Beyond just learning an external form or forms, 
a student's emphasis must also focus on applying 
the "essential" internal principles of Taijiquan 
as specified by the Taiji classics, such as.....sinking, 
roundness, using the mind and not force, 
applying of the "Yi" (heart/mind), 
"Qi" (energy) & "Shen" (spirit) in one's form.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"To be one with the Tao 
is to be one with what is. 
What is is constantly in motion."

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wu/Hao Tai Chi Chuan - Part 1

Wu/Hao Tai Chi Chuan - Part 1

Volume 41 - 


Taijiquan is evolutionary from the point of view that 
it has been modified by various masters over time. 
If it was Master Lu Gui Rong's journey of the 
internal martial arts has spanned over 50 years. 
He is a master of Wu (Hao) taijiquan, Yang taijiquan, 
and Dayan (Wild Goose) qigong. His Wu/Hao taiji 
lineage is traced from Wao Shou Ru, who was the 
grandson of Hao Wei Zhen. Hao Wei Zhen's teacher 
was Li Yi Yu, nephew of the creator of the style, 
Wu Yu Xiang. The 96 movement long form that is 
demonstrated first is derived from this branch of 
taijiquan. The first section (movements 1 -24) is also 
demonstrated twice at the beginning and end of the form 
repetition segment. The five form movement groups are 
performed four times each before moving on to the 
next group.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"Perfection must be sought in balance - 
heart with mind, 
compassion with wisdom, 
inner with outer."

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

"Balance is the most difficult art - 
it's so easy to be off-centered 
in many directions."

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ancient form of exercise could help heart attack patients

Ancient Form of Exercise 

Could Help Heart Attack Patients

CBS EVENING NEWS - October 24, 2017


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"There is no greater mystery in this world 
than the spirit that lives within you."

"In tai chi you learn centering. 
In centering there is balance. 
In balance there is harmony. 
In harmony there is longevity."

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Сhen style Tai Chi - master Zhang Dong Hai - 太极宗师 张东海

Master Zhang Dong Hai, 
from Baoding, China 
demonstrates Сhen Style 
Tai Chi Chuan.

Produced by Vlad Marsavin, Sofia Vitver. 
Camera: Vlad Marsavin, Misha Koroteev. 
Edited by Sergey Perminov. 
Special Thanks to Alina Arkhipova, Qi, 
Tanya Fogel. Kairos Media Production © 2010

"The only secret that tai chi 
bestows upon you 
is what has been 
hidden within you all along."

Saturday, November 11, 2017

吳式太極拳. Wu style Taijiquan. Fast form. Tara - student of the Master Zhou ...


Wu style Taijiquan Fast Form 
Demonstrated by Tara, 
a student of Master Zhou Zhong Fu

Master Zhou Zhong Fu, university graduate, 
is the 5th generation of Wu Style Taichi Quan. 
Zhou holds the respectful 5th duan of Chinese martial arts, 
and is currently a coach in JingWu Gymnasium. 

School Master Zhou Zhong Fu 
- Shanghai. Gong He Xin Road № 1536, 
Daning International Tea Market, 412 RM

"Tai chi forms have much to teach you 
if you listen closely."

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan - Tina Zhang

Tina Zhang
Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan 
(Tai Chi) Part One

Sunday, October 29, 2017

"When you understand yin/yang 
you see it in everything 
and you know it in your tai chi."

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017


Tai Chi Meditation Methods:
Open Your Channels to Energy

 Most forms of health exercises, such as Tai Chi Chuan, 
constitute training in three stages: body, breathing, and mind. 
Training of the body means physical presentation of the 
forms. Training of breathing means proper coordination of breathing techniques. And training of the mind means tuning 
the mental state, observation of chi flow in the body, 
 and sensing the interactive relationships 
between the body and the surrounding environment.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sun, Hao, Wu, Yang and Chen style Tai Chi


Sun, Hao, Wu, Yang

and Chen Style Tai Chi


Instructors from Ji Hong Tai Chi performing 

all five traditional family styles of tai chi. 

Performances in order of appearance:

- Sun Style Tai Chi
 - Hao Style Tai Chi 
- Wu Style Tai Chi 
- Yang Style Tai Chi 
- Chen Style Tai Chi

Ji Hong Wushu & Tai Chi College 

"Tai chi helps us to find 
the freedom to open heart, 
mind, spirit, and life force."

Monday, October 9, 2017

Real Taichi, Bagua and Xingyi :: Beijing Milun Kungfu School

Real Tai Chi, Bagua and Xingyi

 Beijing Milun Kungfu School

Zhang Yuxuan has been the Head Instructor 
at the Milun School of Traditional Kungfu 
since 2004 and teaches in Beijing and Shanghai. 
He is a national martial arts champion and 
has been filmed by top international media outlets 
including China's CCTV, the BBC and NBC.
Zhang is a highly sought after practitioner and 
travels annually to give workshops around the world. 

More at: 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Perfection is not a destination. 
It is a journey without end."

"If while interacting with someone 
you become extremely angry, 
the other person has stolen 
some of your power."

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Tai chi is an act of change, 
of changing movement 
that knows no end."

Sunday, October 1, 2017

"A river seeks the low, 
flows through obstacles, 
releases power without effort. 
This is tai chi."

Image: Rainbow Tai-Chi School
in the Netherlands

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Tai chi is a method to 
smooth the rough, 
sharpen the dull, 
and open the closed."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Can you move from the center, 
turn like a cartwheel, 
flow like a long river? 
This is Tai Chi."


Chinese New Year Celebration 
@ Fighthouse NYC 2007
Sifu Cecil Jordan and Sifu Lenny Aaron 
demonstrating the Wu Style 2 Person Form. 
Just a note: We changed the beginning and 
performed it faster than 
should be for dramatic effect.

For more info: 
or call 212-213-8805

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"In motion, find the center. 
In the center, know stillness. 
In stillness, create motion."

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Tai Chi - an art of shadow and light, 
emptiness and fullness, 
seen and unseen."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Life's challenges 
may toughen our character, 
but without the gift of softness, 
how can we be whole?"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"In tai chi we manifest 
calm, centering, and fluid motion."

"When heart, mind, and spirit 
commit to health, goodness, and joy, 
Monday may become your favorite day."

Girl doing Tai Chi Push Hands

"I met this American Woman from Texas. 
She was in China for a Tai Chi competition 
and practicing in Huang Pu Park, Shanghai. 

Instructing her was a teacher from 
Shanghai. The lady spoke Mandarin. 
One of the Chinese practitioners said 
she should have been born Chinese."

Posted By:
Published on Jan 13, 2009
at YouTube

Monday, September 11, 2017

CHEN SHI TaiChi Quan 56 performed by a 4 years old girl ......a " LIVE "...


A four year old girl performs 
Chen Tai Chi Style's 56 Movement Form
at a Wushu Tournament in Hong Kong.

"Peace is not so much 
something you find, 
as it is something you create."

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Comparison of Four Styles of Tai Chi

Master Wells Ye of 
compares four styles of Tai Chi: 
Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"When heart and mind converge, 
they give life to a new river."

Henri Cartier-Bresson: CHINA. 
Beijing, December 1948: 
Tai Chi Chuan in the Tai-miao Gardens

Thursday, August 31, 2017

"We all may need to 
reinvent ourselves at some time. 
Some do through tai chi."

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Single whip - form & app : Teaching Moments with Sifu Adam Mizner

Sifu Adam Mizner presents
a demonstration of internal martial arts, 
taiji quan/tai chi and qi gong - 
showing tai chi's "Single Whip"
application, push hands skills, and fajin. 

For more see 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Steve Aldus - White Crane Spreads Its Wings

Mr. Steve Aldus performs 
tai chi chuan applications for  
"White Crane Spreads Its Wings," 
 at a martial arts seminar 
hosted by Ms. Vera Harrison 
in Peoria, Ill., Aug. 9, 2013.

"With tai chi moving meditation,
we are trying to reprogram ourselves." 

- Master Waysun Liao

Thursday, August 24, 2017

"Make time every day 
for relaxation, calm, and centering. 
Find the tai chi."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"Only you can really change your life. 
One pathway is tai chi."

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"The tai chi master tells students: 
in forms and applications 
use "no muscles." 
- Image: Tai Chi Master William Ng, Hong Kong

"It's not tai chi 
if it doesn't focus the mind."


Sunday, August 6, 2017

"Where there is silence, 
one finds the anchor 
of the universe."

- Lao Tzu,
 From the Tao Te Ching

Saturday, August 5, 2017

"The softest thing in the world 
can overcome the hardest." 

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching