Taiji as a martial art

Despite its roots, Taiji is not very well known as a martial art and is usually considered a health exercise (which it also is). This is not surprising in the sense that to learn Taiji on a level where it is really useful for combat takes a long time and requires...

The Posture Names of Chen Style Taiji’s Yi Lu Form

预备式            yù bèi shì                     Preparatory Posture 金刚捣碓        jīn gāng dǎo duì         Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds the Mortar 揽扎衣            lǎn zhā yī                     Grab the Coat and Tie It Up 六封四闭        liù fēng sì bì                Six...

Wu Zi Jue – The Five Character Secret of Success

五字诀 Wŭ Zì Jué by 李亦畲 Lĭ Yìshē (1832-1892) Five Character “Secret of Success” / ”Tricks of the Trade” (for Taijiquan) 心静    xīn jìng The (heart) mind is quiet, peaceful, still. 身灵    shēn líng The body is agile, nimble, sensitive – includes the idea of sensitivity and...

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