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Taiji and other Internal Arts

(22 articles online)

 

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


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.


Three Speeds of Taiji

When it comes to learning Taiji everyone starts out being way too fast, not only in doing the form, but also in wanting to learn the form.


Internal Martial Arts (Q&A)

A brief Question and Answer session with well known martial artist Wong Kiew Kit.


Philosophy and Principles of Taijiquan

A philosophy subsumes principles. In taijiquan there are abundant principles to fill many inch-thick books published. All these principles tie-in with the philosophy of taiji. Taiji is the draw-string of a net of principles. To talk about principles without touching on philosophy makes for diverse beliefs and different schools


Knee Warm-Up

Knee injuries are regrettably common among martial artists and people in general. They’re stubborn and slow to heal. Using massage and self-applied acupressure, this exercise nourishes the knee with blood and qi. It can speed the repair process and, better yet, prevent injuries from occurring.


Finding Qi in Internal Martial Arts

Internal power manifests when there is a merging of physical mechanics with what we might term physical-energetic poles. In terms of the internal ­martial arts, it is the result of a ­special kind of force brought about by solving the puzzle at the core of the healing and martial arts: how to find the proper relationship be­tween energy and structure.


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