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Taiji and other Internal Arts

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Taijiquan (T'ai Chi) and other Internal Martial Arts Articles:


Taijiquan (T'ai Chi) Basics

Basic Information on Taijiquan (aka T'ai Chi) from its origins, various styles, cultural significance, and benefits, to finding a class in your area. Nine pages of information to help answer your questions.


Taiji in the Workplace

A wise company knows that its success is dependent upon its most valuable resource: its employees. Ironically, the timeless holistic fitness system of Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) meets the modern criteria for keeping all employees healthy in mind, body, and spirit.


Neijia FAQ

The term "Neijia" is used to refer to all internal martial arts. "Nei" means "internal" and "jia" means "family or "style". "Neigung" is also used often and means internal "work" or development.


Shaolin FAQ

There is no martial art more famous and mysterious than that taught at the venerable Shaolin Temples of China, where external and internal forms were developed together, and in harmony, with Chan (Zen) Buddhism.


Taiji Animations (Yang style)

Some fun skeleton animations of a couple Yang style taijiquan movements.


Ancient T'ai Chi Exercises Effective in Preventing Falls

Emory University, In a study sponsored by National Institute of Health finds ancient T'ai Chi Ch'uan exercises effective in preventing falls within the elderly population. Published in 1995, but still a valuable resource.


Bagua Qigong (Pa Kau Chang Ch'i Kung)

Every complete Chinese martial arts system includes elements of Qigong. Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang), one of the most famous Neijia systems, contains such exercises which Master Park Bok Nam describes in detail.


The Key to Practicing Taijiquan's Skill & Form

The Key to Practicing Taijiquan's Skill & Form. A rare excerpt taken from a speech presented in 1956 by Li Ya Xuan, a true master of the art.


Qi and Quan

Qi has many meanings in Chinese; the most common one is air. In the context of Taiji (T´ai Chi), it means the internal energy. By Dr. Paul Lam


Various Styles of Taijiquan: Which One is For Me

Introduction of various Taijiquan styles taught in America. This article may help a person choose the proper style for themselves.


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