Tàijíquán (太极拳) is an ancient Chinese movement and meditation exercise which is well known for its positive health effects. Yang style Taiji, developed by master Yang Luchan, raised this exercise to public awareness.
预备式 yù bèi shì Preparatory Posture 起势 qĭ shì Beginning of Taiji 揽雀尾 lăn què weĭ Stroke the Peacock’s Tail 单鞭 dān biān ...read more
Taiji training is based on two "pillars", namely form and pair training. All of Taiji's "secrets" can be found by form training and verified and checked in pair training. Form Training Taiji forms are composed of combat techniques which have been seamlessly arranged...read more
粘 Zhān (glue, stick, paste) Gluing or sticking to the partner in the contact area. Hence zhān usually happens in the arms and hands. It is an active energy, “taking the initiative” and appears immediately upon contact, hence before actual movement. Zhān makes a pair...read more
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...read more