Sticking, Yielding and Following-Tai Chi Secrets

The four skills of zhang, lien, tie and sui are developed through tui shou or push hands in Tai Chi. Zhang is to adhere, lien is to stick or yield, tie is to connect and sui is to follow. I remember my Shifu saying that lien to stick/yield is associated with softness. And to follow …

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Peng Jin: How Do I USE it?

Peng Jin: How Do I USE it? I am in no way an expert and the reason for this post is to share my experience. And to connect with like minded practitioners of martial arts whether in Tai Chi or not. A peng structure is the main principle from which the eight jins arise. Peng …

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Being ROOTED-The ability to absorb and redirect in Tai Chi

Being ROOTED-The ability to absorb and redirect in Tai Chi On deadlyduels.com a lot has been written about rooting. And its importance is not only in Tai Chi but martial arts in general. Grounding would refer more in being stable in stance and not losing your balance. In order to have a good root, you …

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PENG| The Secret weapon of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi)

PENG| The Secret weapon of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) Peng is fundamental in Taiji Quan and internal martial arts. It is not only found in Tai Chi. In Shaolin Quan or even Okinawan Karate (birthed from traditional Chinese Martial Arts), they speak of floating, sinking, swallowing and spitting. Just like in Tai Chi, there is …

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A SECRET Tai Chi method to opening the joints and loosening the body

A SECRET Tai Chi method to opening the joints and loosening the body This time last year when I started learning step rooting, the training was arduous. The training still is, but now there is a minimum level of tolerance. The unbearable pain came from the tightness in my hips and thighs. 3Pack Hemp Gummies …

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“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 was a YouTube video of him demonstrating this feat. A couple of students apply pressure to push him over. However, he …

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PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS

PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS Training in Taiji Quan my current perspective on the four skills of Zhang (to adhere) Lien (to sticking/yield), tie (to connect) and sui (to follow), arise from a good peng structure. There is a previous post explaining Peng or the Peng structure of Taiji Quan here on deadlyduels.com. As your peng …

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