Published by on 01 May 2024 16:01

The folly of some tai chi chuan practitioners

The folly of some tai chi chuan practitioners

Published by on 23 Aug 2023 12:50

Solo and Group Hand Form Practice

Solo and Group Hand Form Practice

Published by on 30 May 2023 12:24

The power of jin?

A karateka friend of mine, knowing that I am a tai chi chuan practitioner, asked if I was able to use my chi or jin to propel people metres away from me with effortless ease.

Published by on 01 Mar 2023 18:33

Should the tai chi hand form be practised slowly?

In the practice of the tai chi chuan hand form, there are those who profess themselves to be tai chi purist insisting that the hand form must be performed at all times at the slowest speed possible...

Published by on 12 Sep 2022 11:56

Double Weightedness

Double weightedness, an absence of yin and yang. Fundamentally, an absence of the two primordial forces which regulate and govern order and balance...

Published by on 05 Apr 2022 07:54

Internal and external styles

Is it better to practise both aspects simultaneously?

Published by on 08 Feb 2022 12:41

Memories of times spent with the master

The 3rd January 1988 marks the beginning of a life changing event for me. Christmas of 1987 had been and gone as...

Published by on 18 Aug 2021 08:19

The Ideal Student?

Finds the gate and makes his/her way along the path Is drawn to find the ideal teacher Has a voracious appetite for knowledge Never tires of arduous training Is open to advice from others and never thinks that he/she is above receiving advice from others...

Published by on 18 Aug 2021 08:17

Tui Shou

Tui Shou (Scattering Hands / Push Hands), the term Scattering Hands immediately conjures a sense of the martial. Tui Shou translates as Push Hands in English ...

Published by on 18 Aug 2021 08:13

Experiences From Within And Without

At first, there’s nothing. Just stillness. Then something. Slowly, quietly, there’s movement. Up and down. Separating. Heaven and earth. Yin and Yang. Circling, pushing, grasping, projecting, coiling and releasing. Rising, falling ...

Published by on 18 Aug 2021 08:04

An alternative strategy

The reason people come into the learning of tai chi chuan are many and varied. It could be that they saw a demonstration, a documentary or even read an article on the benefits of practising tai chi ...

Published by on 16 Aug 2021 12:11

Reflections with the self

Shen Chi Do: What is this word “Do”? What does it mean? Is it a physical thing? How does one get it? Is that possible? Would I know if and when I’ve got it?