WHY IS TAI CHI IS GREAT FOR HANDLING STRESS?

Art work by shawncoss Why is Tai Chi great for stress in the workplace? Tai chi or Taiji Quan is a martial art, birthed from combat like all traditional Chinese martial arts. And the benefits you reap from its practice can be achieved from practising other related styles such as Bagua Zhang for example. But …

Continue reading

SECRETS OF CHENG MAN CHING’S TAIJI QUAN

SECRETS OF CHENG MAN CHING’S TAIJI QUAN. Secrets of Cheng Man Ching’s Taiji Quan. Cheng Man Ching’s Taiji Quan  is yang style taiji quan, as he learned taiji quan from Yang Cheng Fu. A brilliant Taiji Quan master in his own right, he refined Yang Cheng Fu long form into a shorter version with fewer …

Continue reading

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW, MIKE TYSON VS ROY JONES JR.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. is happening this 28th of November, and if we could go back in time before this year started. And you were to be told, say mid-year of 2019 that two legends of boxing were going to fight it out next year, sometime in November. Now, imagine you were not …

Continue reading

“ZHONG DING”: HOW TAIJI QUAN USES THIS CONCEPT FOR HEALTH AND COMBAT

Zhong ding means central equilibrium. And although I had come across the term, from reading books on Taiji Quan or traditional Chinese martial arts. The concept was demonstrated to me by my Shifu. There is a YouTube video of him demonstrating this feat. A couple of students apply pressure to push him over. However, he …

Continue reading

TAIJI QUAN’S FOUR PRINCIPLES FOR COMBAT EXPLAINED

Taiji Quan’s four principles of peng, lu, ji and an from my current experience through practice, Peng, Lu, Ji and An give you the basis in which to establish your defence and offence. The grasping sparrow’s tail for example in Yang Style, allows you to drill and understand these four cardinal principles. At first, most …

Continue reading

IS KHABIB REALLY THE GOAT?

Is Khabib really the goat? The UFC hosted another magnificent event last night Saturday. Fights fans across the world were entertained with an amazing card. Robert Whitaker has shown that he is the ultimate middleweight contender to the throne held by Israel Adesanya, after his win over Cannonier. Putting that aside, the main event people …

Continue reading

IS BRIAN ORTEGA THE NEXT POTENTIAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION?

THE NEXT POTENTIAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION The UFC put another good show in its fight island. Fight island 6 had another incredible main event with Brian Ortega taking on the Korean Zombie. A fight that MMA fans have been waiting to happen for a while now. After his loss to Max Holloway, the up and coming …

Continue reading

TAIJIQUAN: WHAT IS THE SONG OF PENG?

THE SONG OF PENG Practising Taiji Quan and with the little, I know. It seems the more I understand, the more I now see the importance of having a Peng structure. It is not impossible to acquire or understand, but the quality of the peng structure is improved with practice over the years. One of …

Continue reading

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV: IS HE MMA’s NEW BOGEYMAN?

Chechen from the origin and residing in Sweden, Khamzat is familiar with wrestling, given his Russian origins. But he has burst in the MMA scene like a real wrecking ball. From the bottom of the rankings, he has called out fighters. And he has been willing to fight week after week. Michael Chiesa has reportedly …

Continue reading

THE MAGNUM VS THUG ROSE: IS ZHANG WEILI VS ROSE NAMAJUNAS A BIG FIGHT?

THE MAGNUM VS THUG ROSE In the UFC they may be more male fighters in the roster compared to the female fighters. Even better fighters. But they seem to be at times more whining and refusal for the fighters in the male roster to fight with each other. Fighters at the top hesitate and there …

Continue reading