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Taiji and other Internal Arts

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


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


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.


Strategies for Improving Tai Chi

To improve your tai chi you must understand the tai chi principles and practice regularly and with awareness.


T'ai Chi Exercise for Seniors

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is the perfect calisthenic for today's seniors.


Taiji and Music

It cannot be ignored that the authentic taijiquan which existed not too many decades ago did not have access to boom boxes much less iTunes.


Taiji Animations (Yang style)

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


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.


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.


The Concept of Power in Chinese Martial Arts

It is often justifiably said that to understand deeply the Chinese martial arts, one has to research to an extent the Chinese language as well. One of the least understood ideas in Chinese martial arts happens to be the use of Power, and that misunderstanding stems from differences of culture and language.


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.


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