Zhàn Zhuāng: A POWERFUL Method for Martial Arts and Health

 Zhàn Zhuāng: A POWERFUL Method for Martial Arts and Health What is Zhàn Zhuāng 站樁? It is the concept of standing in a particular stance and adhering to certain principles. Zhàn Zhuāng is an ancient health practice from China. There was a an integration of these methods in Traditional Chinese Martial Arts with the creation …

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What Are the 4 Core Principles of Tai Chi For Combat?

What Are the 4 Core Principles of Tai Chi For Combat? Taiji Quan’s four principles of peng, lu, ji and an from my current experience 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 …

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HOW DO YOU USE YOUR MIND IN TAI CHI?

I am still a student in learning Tai Chi, and even if I gain any level of skill, I will remain one until I die. And as I practice my perspective will progress with whatever skill I gain along the way. So, I may revise articles like this in the future. Using the mind and …

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WHAT IS STEP ROOTING IN TAI CHI?

What is step rooting in Tai Chi? On the internet, you will find fantastic videos of martial arts exponents who are tai chi practitioners or exponents of other martial arts, maintain their balance as they are pushed by one or multiple people. These demonstrations to the layman sometimes look like magic. However, upon observation from …

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DID THE UFC HAVE A TAI CHI FIGHTER?

Did the UFC have a Tai Chi fighter? While you intrigued by this question, let us briefly talk about Tai Chi. Tai Chi in our current times, especially in the West, is thought of as a “health exercise”. As supposed to what it was and is, a martial art or way of combat. Yang Lu …

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WHY DO YOU “SINK” IN TAI CHI?

WHY DO YOU “SINK” IN TAI CHI? The sinking in Tai Chi as written about many times here in deadlyduels.com, simply the letting of tension held by the upper body to the ground. Allowing for the sinews to become flexible, so that the blood can better flow throughout the body or the qi (pronounced “chee”) …

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HOW DO YOU STRIKE WITH MORE POWER?

Someone on Reddit replied with the following comments to my post, “I don’t see the difference between using the lower body to control the upper body and using the hips to generate power. Aren’t they basically just the same thing?” ALSO ON DEADLYDUELS.COM | DOES TAI CHI BUILD POWER? Using the waist/hips only is not …

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DOES TAI CHI BUILD POWER?

Yes, Tai Chi and all styles of gōngfu 功夫 styles, have exercises and methods to train and refine one’s explosive power. Through discipline and hard work, one is becoming more explosive. A term used to describe this explosiveness in traditional Chinese martial arts is fājìn, 發勁. There are various ways to fājìn or release power, …

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WHAT IS SINKING IN TAI CHI?

I stand to be corrected with my explanations and may correct what I have written soon. On the subject of “sinking” in Tai Chi/ Tàijí quán 太极拳. This basic term refers to letting go off on any tension from the top of the body and allowing it to sink all the way into the ground. …

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5 FUNDAMENTAL LEG EXERCISES FOR YOUR TAI CHI

5 FUNDAMENTAL LEG EXERCISES FOR YOUR TAI CHI There are 5 fundamental leg exercises that were taught to me when I started tai chi 7 years ago. Like most things fundamental, most beginners underestimate their importance. With me I was more excited about learning the whole form and when I begin, I would YouTube Cheng …

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