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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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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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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