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

Friday, April 21, 2017


"You can practice
Tai Chi Chuan when 
you are walking, standing, 
sitting, and laying." 


- Master Tung Ying Chieh

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan | Hellenic Wu Style Academy | 2011




Demonstration of 
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan: 

Chi Kung, Part of 108 Traditional Form 
and 54 Competition Round Form, Push Hands, 
Martial Applications and Freestyle Push Hands.
 

The demonstration took place in the 
3rd Chinese Martial Arts Festival in 
Greece organized by 
The Greek Wushu Federation.

The Martial Artists in the video 
are from the Hellenic Wu Style 
Tai Chi Chuan Academy in Greece.
The teacher is Dionisis Tsetselis.


- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

"Ancient knowledge 
survives today in places 
we seldom examine." 

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


"If you would take, 
you must first give, 
this is the beginning 
of intelligence."

- Lao Tzu 

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017



"An estimated 100 million people 
practice tai chi in China every day. 
They must know something."
  

- TCJ
- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

"Tai chi is you... 
exploring the heights 
of better living." 

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Sunday, April 16, 2017


“Do you have the patience 
to wait until your mud settles 
and the water is clear?” 


-  Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Saturday, April 15, 2017


WORLD TAI CHI 
AND QIGONG DAY 

- 10:00 am on the last 
Saturday in April since 1999 

Monday, April 10, 2017


"One of the greatest lies 
we tell ourselves is 
that we are helpless."

- TCJ
- #Tai _Chi  #Taijiquan

Sunday, April 9, 2017



"A river overwhelmed 
by spring rains, floods 
its banks, nourishing 
the land. Chi flows 
in such rivers within." 

- TCJ

Photo: Great Atmosphere

 - #Tai_Chi #Taijiquan

Friday, April 7, 2017

Wudang Taichi 28




Wudang Taichi 28 Forms 

Performed in front of 
Yuxu Temple, Wudang, China,
 in winter.

#Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

"The winding trail 
does not reveal its outcome - 
walk calmly 
where you are taken."

- TCJ

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


WORLD TAI CHI 
AND QIGONG DAY

- At 10:00 am on the last 
Saturday in April since 1999


Monday, April 3, 2017


"Tai chi is a tone 
with which to tune 
your instrument for
a better day's performance." 

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Benefits of Tai Chi Practice with Taoist Monk Yunrou




Taoist Monk, Yunrou, discusses the 
benefits of tai chi practice. Chinese 
 medical theory has never looked upon 
the body and mind as two separate 
things. And because of that, the two 
are looked upon as a phenomenon of 
 energy– an energetic system 
comprised of Qi.

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


"The natural harmony 
of complementary forces–
the essence of tai chi."



- TCJ
- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Soul Seeker: China - Tai Chi School & Retreat in Yangshuo




Soul Seeker, Jo Sinnott, travels to China, 
the home of tai chi. Jo heads for Yangshuo 
where she studies with Mei Juan Luo, one 
of the few female Tai Chi masters 
practicing in Yangshuo, Southern China. 
Jo visits Mei's "Long Tou Shan" Tai Chi 
School in Yangshuo and joins a retreat 
to learn Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi 
(Taijiquan). The school welcomes people 
of any age, fitness level or experience 
to come and join Mei and study 
the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi.


This is a clip from a program 
called, Soul Seeker, which
airs on The Travel Channel.

- www.travelchanneltv.eu/

  
- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

"One of the greatest tragedies 
of modern civilization 
is forgetting that we belong 
to the natural world."
- TCJ

Monday, March 27, 2017


"You are 
what you make of 
what is given."

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi #Taijiquan

Sunday, March 26, 2017



"Happiness is not 
a station you arrive at, 
but a manner of traveling." 

- Margaret B. Runbeck

Photo: Kathleen Nohe teaches 
weekly tai chi for arthritis classes 
through H2U at Doctors Hospital,
Augusta, Georgia

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Saturday, March 25, 2017


"The wise man looks into space 
and does not regard the 
small as too little, 
nor the great as too big." 

- Chuang-tzu

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tai Chi 24 Chen style





Jojo Hua performing Chen Style 
tai chi on Whatipu beach, 
Auckland, New Zealand.

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

"Tai Chi - A daily departure 
from stress... 
a door to a wider world."

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


"Life, growth, movement, 
and change are spiraling."


Photo: John Whalley

#Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Saturday, March 18, 2017


"Every where, in every thing, 
the Tao is ever present, 
whether we choose 
to notice or not." 

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Friday, March 17, 2017


"People see tai chi and wonder,
How can that be exercise? 
When they try it 
they are very surprised."

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijquan

Thursday, March 16, 2017


"When you know the center 
you will experience balance." 

-  TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

可愛八段錦 Baduanjin Chi Kung Video








Baduanjin Chi Kung
 
"Eight Pieces of Brocade"
Chinese chi kung (qigong) 
animated video guide for 
a health break at the office. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPiyvQb6J6Q


- #Chi_Kung  #Qigong

Saturday, March 11, 2017


"Tai chi crosses many boundaries."

- Katie teaching Tai Chi 
in a small, rural town 

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


"The mountain you climb
rewards your perspective." 

- TCJ

#Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan

Monday, March 6, 2017



"A good teacher knows 
that what you say to someone 
never has the impact of 
what you lead them to discover." 

- TCJ

- #Tai_Chi  #Taijiquan