January 11, 2016
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Your Tai Chi Stance – Part 1: Is it Internal or External?

Your Tai Chi Stance – Part 1: Is it Internal or External? In this short tai chi training tip, we will discuss the difference between internal […]
January 10, 2016

My Tai Chi Story – Part 1: In the Beginning

My Tai Chi Story – Part 1: In the Beginning As a freshman in high school, I witnessed a friend get beat up by five bullies. […]
September 6, 2015

Editorial # 1 September 6, 2015 – Do Chenstyle Taichi

Editorial # 1 September 6, 2015 – Do Chenstyle Taichi Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) : Fighting vs Self Defense Gichin Funakoshi (1868 – 1957) is known […]
August 24, 2015

Traditional & Modern Tai Chi Forms – Part 1

Traditional & Modern Tai Chi Forms – Part 1 Please do not dismiss traditional tai chi training methods in exchange for modern forms.  Keep in mind […]
August 17, 2015

The Hip Joint and Tai Chi

The Hip Joint and Tai Chi The purpose of this short article is to describe the normal hip joint (socket), how gravity stress affects it, and […]
August 14, 2015

Chen Xin (1849 – 1929)

Chen Xin (1849 – 1929) Chen Xin, alternate name Pinsan, was a sixteenth generation member of the Chen Family.  He was one of the most famous […]
August 1, 2015

Chen Changxing (1771 – 1853)

Chen Changxing (1771 – 1853) Chen Changxing (1771 – 1853) with an alternative name Yunting, was a 14th generation member of the Chen Family.  He authored […]
July 26, 2015

Chenjiagou Part 1: Master Wang Xi’an

Chenjiagou Part 1: Master Wang Xi’an The following series of articles describes what it is like to study tai chi in Chenjiagou (Chen Family Village), the […]
July 25, 2015

Chen Wangting Creator of Taijiquan

Chen Wangting Creator of Taijiquan Chen Wangting (1600-1680) also known as Qingting.  According to the records of Wen Prefecture, Chen Wangting was very skilled in the […]
July 23, 2015

Understanding Silk Reeling Force

UNDERSTANDING SILK REELING FORCE Chansijin, or silk reeling force, is one of the essential elements in the practice of Chen style taijiquan.  Silk reeling refers to […]
July 20, 2015

Tai Chi Character Development

Tai Chi Character Development Tai Chi is a form of wushu (martial art).  Interwoven within the curriculum of martial art training is a strict code of […]
July 19, 2015

The Origins of Tai Chi Chuan

The Origins of Tai Chi Chuan The following series of articles will present the origins of Tai Chi Chuan and important Chen family masters of this […]