Tai Chi Warm Ups Part 2: Lower Body

Tai Chi Warm Ups are an essential part of your tai chi training. In Part 1, we cover the upper body. In Part 2, we cover the lower body.

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Chen Tai Chi First Routine

Chen tai chi old frame first routine (Laojia Yilu) teaches how to practice tai chi and why – it holds the key to understanding tai chi’s deepest meaning.

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Tai Chi Form: How to Practice

What Is Tai Chi Form? The tai chi form is a combination of tai chi postures and movements practiced in a specific sequence. Each style of tai chi, and most martial arts for that matter, have their own specific forms. Purpose of forms The tai chi forms were created as way to organize and preserve

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My Martial Art Journey Part 1

My Martial Art Journey Part 1: Beginning Why I started learning martial arts In 1969 as a freshman in high school, I witnessed a friend get beat up by five bullies. In that moment, I decided that I needed to learn a martial art. Not to fight with anyone, but strictly in case I ever

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Wude: The Spirit of Martial Arts

The purpose of this editorial is to express how important martial virtue is, and that it should always be included for the character development of students who are learning martial arts.

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Tai Chi Silk Reeling

Silk reeling is tai chi’s spiraling whole body movements. This article defines what silk reeling is, and its benefits for health self defense.

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Wuji and Zhan Zhuang

The purpose of this article is to define the similarities and differences regarding the practice of 2 training methods in tai chi: wuji and zhan zhuang.

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Tai Chi Lower Body Silk Reeling

Lower body silk reeling is perhaps the most important fundamental training method in tai chi. Here is a step by step breakdown how to practice.

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Chen Style Tai Chi Rule # 1

The ultimate goal of Chen style tai chi training is to understand and manifest this one simple rule: to keep your own balance.

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The 3 Principles of Chen Tai Chi

The 3 defining principles of Chen tai chi clearly defined: 1. use of intention to guide movement, 2. letting go of all tension in the body and mind, and 3. silk reeling, tai chi’s continually spiraling whole body movement.

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