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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.


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.


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.


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.


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