Tag: tai chi

  • How Split Benefits Your Tai Chi Practice

    How Split Benefits Your Tai Chi Practice

    The Requirements of Traditional Gong Fu Back in the days, old Chinese Gong Fu masters used to say that for achieving old age, one must do three things daily: Handstand Bridge Split These three exercises have two things in common: Improve microcirculation Maintain elasticity to promote the microcirculation What does microcirculation mean? The major circulation…

  • Authentic Wudang Tai Chi 28

    Authentic Wudang Tai Chi 28

    Tai Chi 28 Performance from Master Ziji: Steps Translation: 第一段Dì Yī DuànSection one 1.預備式 Yù Bèi ShìReady postureNote: 式 refers to a posture or movement, literally the form of physical shape 2.起式 Qǐ ShìStarting movementNote: 起 literally means rising up, used in the context meaning starting an action /task 3.退步崩式 Tuì Bù Bēng ShìStep backward…

  • Finding the Best Tai Chi School

    Finding the Best Tai Chi School

    It often happens that someone goes to a seminar for a few days and then immediately opens a Tai Chi school in their home country. Is Tai Chi something that is so easy to understand and reproduce? Many talk about representing a style. So let’s keep going, so you don’t fall into the Tai Chi…

  • What you always wanted to know about Tai Chi

    What you always wanted to know about Tai Chi

    In Wudang, Tai Chi is a very structured practice which is lead step by step to achieve accomplishments, yet when you ask the student why do you practice Tai Chi? What do you think is the reason? The reason why we practice Tai Chi Tai Chi was meant to learn about oneself, to learn self-cultivation.…

  • How Tai Chi gave me my life back!

    How Tai Chi gave me my life back!

    Before I started Tai Chi and Qi Gong training, my physical condition was so bad that I basically saw only two options: either I hang myself and give in to the pain and physical decay, or I catch myself and fight for a more vital body and keep my zest for life.

  • Tai Yi – Advanced Tai Chi Technique

    Tai Yi – Advanced Tai Chi Technique

    If you can relax well, you have the power to bring the body to a maximum, so that the body appears superhumanly strong and fast. It is the art of how Daoists can overwhelm stronger enemies and redirect energies. A high degree of self-control is required and the training in Tai Yi needs a clear…

  • Martial Arts, Tai Chi & Qi Gong on Budget! Worth It?

    Martial Arts, Tai Chi & Qi Gong on Budget! Worth It?

    Hold your horses here! If you want a traditional school, you have found it! It is not usual in traditional schools to tell you everything from the beginning. Why should the master even teach you? Just because you paid a lot of money? That is not how tradition works in China. In the San Feng…

  • San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 2

    San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 2

    Master Ziji explains the famous Wudang San Feng Ta Chi Sword in this in-depth tutorial. Each section is shown from different angles and repeated multiple times. This is the second episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

  • Self-Conflict in Internal Arts

    Self-Conflict in Internal Arts

    What really is a problem to us are our boundaries, the chains we set ourselves. Believing in one thing is not enough we must explore to know. When the strength is leaving our body, we get out of our comfort zone, and our concentration drops. Battling with ourselves to the limits will give rise to…