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Gift – the soul of taiji expressed through cinema
Tai Chi / Video Clips

Gift – the soul of taiji expressed through cinema

I found this video in my FaceBook feed and immediately wanted to share it with other people. It really captures the soul of taiji and I found it mesmerising. It features Yuki, I believe of Berliner-taiji.de, there is a credit for the school and the filmmakers but nothing about Yuki. […]

The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu | China Uncensored
Tai Chi / Video Clips

The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu | China Uncensored

I am reposting this video from China Uncensored’s YouTube Channel, “The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu”, not because I particularly subscribe to their philosophy and outlook but because the documentary is actually very good. I am often surprised at how many documentaries I see on the subject that suffer […]

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.
Tai Chi / Yangshuo

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan at Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.

Taiji (tai chi) as a practice, meaning “grand ultimate” or “grand extreme”, first appeared in Yi Jing (Scripture of Changes); quan, meaning “fist”, is a word used as a suffix in the Chinese language to denote a certain martial art system. Traditional Chen Taijiquan is widely acknowledged as the oldest […]

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.
Daoism / Tai Chi

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.

One of the best web pages I have seen that discusses the complex “History of Tai Chi Chuan” is that provided by Tai Chi Wizard which you can read in full here. Of course much of the early origins is shrouded in mystery and much of the story is guess […]

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.
Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

Tai chi has many myths about its origins. One of those myths says that one day the Taoist monk Chang San-feng was disturbed by the sounds of a snake and a crane fighting in his courtyard. Each time the crane’s rapierlike beak stabbed, the flexible snake twisted out of reach. […]