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Wudang Tai Chi Push Hands Basics

Master Ziji explains the full body movement of Tai Chi Push Hands. Spiral motion, stepping, hand coordination and more!

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Tai He Quan – Supreme Harmony Form – Full Series

During the covid-19 lockdown Master Ziji shows us the full movement-set of the Supreme Harmony (Tai He Quan) Form! Enjoy the videos! Tai He Quan Performance: Tutorial Episode 1: Tutorial Episode 2: Tutorial Episode 3:...

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Xuan Wu Quan Part 1

Xuan Wu Quan is also called Liang Yi Quan, and is a Tai Yi – Two Extremes related form. Xuan Wu Quan is the form of the Two Extremes, as the positions and movements indicate maximum tension, maximum relaxation and from that originating with focused and explosive movement (Fa Li)....

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Understanding Tai Chi Yin Yang Control

Master Ziji explains the methods of how to comprehend the principles of Yin & Yang. This knowledge is very important for Tai Chi practice!...

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Tai Chi Basics Combat Application – Horse Mane

Master Ziji is going through the Taiji basics for beginner and explains later on how to use Parting-the-Horse-Mane movement in practice....

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Revisiting Tai Chi 28 – Full Series

Master Ziji goes through the Taiji 28 form once again, after the last series is several years old. The pace is a bit faster, and so are the explanations. Still, we believe this series will give you a new perspective on the Taiji 28 form.

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Learning Fajin – Explosive Movement

Master Ziji explains the principle of Fajin - for beginners.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 16

The final episode of these series! Finishing movements - forming the ball.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 15

Master Ziji shows us the seven-star step in the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 14

We are halfway through the form - showing the next movements.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 13

Master Ziji continues to show us steps for the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji Combat: Parting Horse Mane

In this video, the practical application of the "Horse Mane" movement is explained.

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Stretching for Internal Arts

Master Ziji shows us how to stretch properly! The exercises will help us to enjoy the internal arts.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 12

Master Ziji explains the fluid and continous movement in this particular Taiji 28 sequence.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 11

Master Ziji is explaining the next movements in different angles for easy understanding.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 10

The next movement for the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 9

Master Ziji is showing us the next movement in the Taiji 28 form.

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Beginner Class: Tai Ji 28

Master Ziji is explaining the first half of the Tai Chi 28 form with corrections and practical explanations.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 8

This is part eight of the Taiji 28 form, from a deep posture we continue a circular movement and finish it with a slow front kick.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 5

Master Ziji explains the next movements of the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 7

Master Ziji shows us the next movements from the Taiji 28 form

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Learning Tai Chi Basics

Master Yuan Xiu Gang explains important points for Tai Chi Quan practice. Suitable tutorial for beginners.

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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. People believe Tai Chi should […]

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 6

Master Ziji is showing applications and breathing of the next section.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 4

The first high kick in the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 3

Master Ziji explains the transition for the next sequence in the Taiji 28 form.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 2

Master Ziji shows the first movement of the Taiji 28 steps.

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Taiji 28 Steps – Part 1

I wanted to remake the Taiji 28 series with better recodings and improved explanations. Enjoy this new series!

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Internal Taiji Basic Push Movement

Master Ziji explains one of the basic Taiji movements. One important aspect is the spiral motion which stabilizes the power generation and stability of the push. The push itself is directed into one direction while the rest is relaxed and not moving.

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Taiji 13 Corrections – Push Hands

Master Ziji explains the Taiji Push Hands principle as it is used in our Taiji 13 form.

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The Complete Guide to Wudang Taiji Cloud Hands

Yin and Yang stand for strength and relaxation. It is always the opposite that makes our movements in Taiji. We have two hands and two feet, but none of these two will ever be in the same state. We speak of transitions in Taiji; These transitions involve strength and relaxation and always need direction and energy.

The Correct Method of the Wudang School

The theory consists of the building blocks of yin and yang. We need both to take our self into our own hands. Those who have never been busy realizing their dreams can hardly remain calm. Taiji is a practice-oriented exercise to clarify the natural process. We are no exception here – none of us.

Learning Tai Chi Right From the Beginning

Tai Ji, often falsely written “Tai Chi,” is a practice of self-awareness in the physical and emotional realms. The applied techniques and methods go back to the archaic movements of combat. To work on ourselves, we go into our own fight. We want to be free from the anchor of expectations in order to develop ourselves. Learning to understand ourselves […]

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 mind, determination and a lot of patience to learn from the failed attempts. Once the force comes through the definition in the interior is important to optimize the body targeted.

Authentic Wudang Taiji Cloud Hands

The guidance of the hands is essentially only what is visible to the others. Due to the straight posture, the self is consciously noticeable in order to bring the intention of the whole body in one direction, this poses mental and physical challenges. Yin and Yang, strength and relaxation must always be present to each other, and like piano, every student begins with small but steady steps. To be able to relax in terms of concentration, the clouds must be trained daily. The traditional Taiji method is an art that enhances the quality of life and self-esteem. Accuracy plays a very important role in understanding and applying the Taiji principle on all levels.

Tai He Quan – Supreme Harmony Fist Translation

太和拳 Tài Hé Quán Supreme harmony fist 1. 無極式 Wú Jí Shì Stillness posture 2. 氣清上升為天 氣濁下沉為地 Qì Qīng Shàng Shēng Wéi Tiān Qì Zhuó Xià Chén Wéi de Clear Qi rises to form heaven, muddy Qi sinks to form the earth 3. 懷抱太極 Huái Bào Tài Jí Holding Tai Ji 4. 旋轉乾坤 Xuán Zhuǎn Qián Kūn Turning heaven and […]

Tai He Quan Part 4

We continue with our Tai He Quan practice, Master Chen Shiyu is showing us step by step.

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Tai He Quan Part 2

Master Chen Shiyu explains the next step of Tai He Quan! Before we are doing a little repetition and then proceed to a detailed explanation.

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Tai He Quan Part 1

Master Chen Shiyu shows us the first part of the Tai He Quan form.

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Repeating All Basic Fajin Movements of Tai He Quan

Master Chen Shiyu repeats with us the four basic Fajin movements, the continuous practice will reduce strain on tendons and muscles.

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Learning the Beginning of Tai He Quan

Master Chen Shiyu explains the first movements of Tai He Quan in this video.

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Tai He Quan Second Fajin Basic Movement

Tai He Quan is the form of supreme harmony and one very common principle in the form is Fajin, the explosive power. This is the second movement that is required to learn Tai He Quan comprehensively.

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Tai He Quan First Fajin Basic Movement 2

Tai He Quan is the form of supreme harmony and one very common principle in the form is Fajin, the explosive power. This is the first movement that is required to learn Tai He Quan comprehensively.

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 12

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 twelfth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 11

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 eleventh episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 10

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 tenth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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7:15 minutes long

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Internal Class – Tai Chi 13 Application

Master Ziji chose a random movement from Tai Chi 13 and practice its combat application! Watch this video now!

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 9

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 ninth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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7:30 minutes long

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 8

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 eighth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 7

Showing you new movements about our Tai Chi Sword form from different angles! Get ready for these new sword series!  ...

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 6

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 sixth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode....

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 5

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 fifth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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9 minutes long

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 4

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 fourth episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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8 minutes long

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 3

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 third episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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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.

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San Feng Tai Ji Jian (Tai Chi Sword) Episode 1

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 first episode of a full series and will provide you with weeks of training until you are ready for the next episode.

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Taiji Cloud Hands – Feet Movements 2

Master Ziji introduces the Taiji Cloud Hands movements and how to coordinate between the transmissions. All aspects are explained, try to keep the hands centered while turning your hip between the steps.

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Taiji Cloud Hands – Hand Movements 1

Master Ziji introduces the Taiji Cloud Hands movements and how to coordinate between the transmissions. All aspects are explained, try to keep the elbow movement to a minimum and focus on breathing.

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Taiji Jian (Sword) Basic Step Practice

This movement is an essential part of the Sanfeng Taiji Sword. Understanding this movement coordination in combination with shifting the weight correctly is a part of the first exercise in Taiji Jian.

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Taiji 13 Coordination Training

This video explains the internal movement and concentration in Wudang Taiji. Take you time and repeat this exercise daily if you have trouble coordinating your internal movements.

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Taiji 28 for Beginners (Full Series)

Full series of the Taiji 28 form set! In 38 short videos, each movement is explained step by step!

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Snake and Turtle in One Movement (Liang Yi)

In this video Master Ziji explains the particular Liang Yi movement: "Snake and Turtle in One". This movement is a very complicated and hard one and often needs corrections. Check out this video if you are interested in Liang Yi (Xuan Wu Quan).

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Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan Full Form Crash Course

Master Ziji quickly explains each Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan step from different angles. The video is 56 minutes long and is a full class about the Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan movements. The video is aimed at people who learned the form already but need corrections or simply want to double check!

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 6 (Final)

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 5

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 4

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 3

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 2

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji 13 Steps for Beginners Part 1

Master Ziji explains the movements of the Taiji 13 form step by step in this series! This is a traditional form which is believed to originate from Zhang Sanfeng himself.

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Taiji Cloud Hands Tutorial for Beginners

Here Master Ziji explains the basic Taiji Cloud step in both directions: forward and backward. Before learning any Taiji forms this knowledge is critical.

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Learning and Understanding Internal Martial Arts

Grasping the essence of internal martial arts is something that may happen along the way of endless physical and mental concentration practice. Today I want to bring the principles of internal martial arts closer to practitioners. There are not many martial arts schools (even in China) which are knowledgeable in this topic. The Fundamentals Everyone may practice internal martial arts, […]

Fundamental Guide to Wudang Taiji

Concepts Taiji is an ancient Chinese system of exercise for people of all ages that can prevent and cure disease. It promotes health and is also an effective form of self-defense. The circular movements of Taiji are non-strenuous, soft and flowing. It is often described as “moving meditation” because it relieves stress and improves concentration. The slow turning motions loosen the joints and spine and relax […]

The Wudang Taiji System

Taiji is an internal training method that was created by the great Daoist priest and immortal, Zhang San Feng at Wudang Mountain. When people discuss Taiji, they are referring to Taijiquan or the forms practice involved in Taiji. However, in Wudang, Taijiquan is considered a part of the greater ‘Taiji System.’ The Taiji System is composed of 3 parts: Wuji, Taiji, and Liangyi. Each of these three parts contains their […]

The Origin of Taiji

Influenced by Daoist religion and philosophy, ancient Chinese people invented many methods for cultivating essential nature and eternal life for longevity and immortality: Dao Yin; Tu Na; sitting meditation; observing the inner body and the mind; five animal play; and, many ceremonial forms of Daoist rituals. These all contributed to the origins of Taiji. About 700 years ago, Zhang Sanfeng came to Wu Dang to cultivate his internal energy to […]

Wudang Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan

Wudang martial arts on Wudang Mountain today are a compilation of remnant bits and pieces from around China. One of the boxing methods considered pure and representative of the Wudang System is known as Taiyi Wuxingquan. Taiyi Wuxing Quan Taiyi Wuxing Quan (太乙五行拳) or in its full name  “Wudang Taiyi Qin Pu 23 Postures” (武当太乙擒扑二十三势) or Liangyi Quan (两仪拳), this […]

Tai Ji Cloud Hands Internal Relation Explained

Master Ziji explains Tai Ji cloud hands practice and how the internal focus is related to the external movement. Also, an important aspect is the head and feet relation and how it influences your up and down movement. This fundamental knowledge is necessary to further advance in the internal arts.

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