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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The SECRET Benefit of Tai Chi Step Rooting

The Secret Benefit of Tai Chi Step Rooting Usually, Tai Chi practitioners who can perform step rooting would have a line of people lined up to push them so the practitioner can see how strong their root is. What usually happens leaves virgin viewers aghast with surprise. What happens? The pushers whether there is a …

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