Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yang Jian Hou Style Chi Shr (Commencement)

This version of commencement (Chi Shr) comes from Yang Cheng Fu's father, Yang Jian Hou. Also includes some Chin Na applications

Sunday, November 8, 2009

POUNDING - Most Efficient Internal Martial Arts Warm-up

aka - Tapping. If you're pressed for time or just want to warm-up quickly, this is a great way.
(requires a training partner)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Applying the UNIVERSAL PULSE for Tai Ji Self Defense

The Universal Pulse (Universal Rhythm, Universal Breath) is the ebb and flow of Yin-Yang spontaneously manifesting as whole body spherical breathing. "...if one part moves, all parts move." This state begins to occur after many years of practice. We imitate it through making our breath (inhalation and exhalation) even. When one inhales more than one exhales or vice versa in daily life it is often indicative of a water/fire (Heart/Kidney) imbalance. Harmonizing the Breath so as to emulate the Universal Rhythm can help correct this.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan - 12 Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Exercises 1 & 2

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan - Push Hands - Solo Exercise

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands Solo Exercise. This vid uses right foot forward stance (right hand leads) but should eventually be applied to the three other possibilities: Right foot forward, LEFT hand leads. Left foot forward, left hand leads. Left foot forward, RIGHT hand leads.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Peng, Liu, Ji and An - The Basic Energies of Tai Ji

A short explanation of Tai Ji Quan's 4 basic energies including a brief overview of their manifestation in postures.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Understanding Spiral Energy Pt 1

The first of several discussions on Spiral or silk reeling energy.

Spiraling in the transition between Commencement and Single-Hand Peng from the original Yang Cheng Fu form.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gaining More Power in Tai Ji - - Parts 1 & 2

Part 1 -- Standing Briefly at the End of Each Posture - Solo Method
Part 2 -- Releasing Power in Static Postures - Two Person Method

Friday, March 20, 2009

Walking - Testing your Root - How It Works

Part 1 addresses the physical basics of generating spiral energy in the legs while walking.

Part 2 addresses whole body spiraling (Yang and Yin spirals) including methods of cultivation.

Part 3 shows the result of application of pressure by an opponent to the various parts of the Yang and Yin spirals.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Walking - Testing Your Root

Using the sliding or rubbing step and the natural step (heel to toe) to test your root while in motion and subjected to various impacts.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Any Point on the Body becomes a Weapon: How it Works

An explanation and demonstration of Yang and Yin Peng, highlighting the difference.