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Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang demonstrates some simple taiji techniques

I had the pleasure of meeting Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang shortly before he died a couple of years ago. One of his disciples took this informal video of him chatting with a few of his higher level students outside his apartments in Beijing, possibly 2001. Its interesting to watch the simplicity […]

Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit
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Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit

Chen Zhenglei talking informally, apparently at a workshop, about qi, breathing, the micro and macro cosmic circulations, and sounds when doing fajin. He is especially erudite on the subject of feeling qi and feeling the connection. He explains that until you make the connection you shouldn’t try to hard to […]

Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined
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Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined

A really interesting article by Roman Sieler that was published in the Journal of Asian Medicine. I came across this on a site for academic papers and was fascinated by the study of these two arts, one a healing and the other a martial art. The author talks about the […]

The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)
Daoism / Guest Post / Tai Chi

The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)

The Daoist Origins of Chinese Martial Arts in Tàijí Quán (太極拳) Manuals published in the West By: Dominic LaRochelle, Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec City. In Chinese martial arts circles, differences of interpretation concerning the origins of the art of Tàijí Quán are not new. In fact, they are at the […]

Tai Chi: a movement that satisfies itself!
Daoism / Tai Chi

Tai Chi: a movement that satisfies itself!

The latest issue of Yangshang arrived in my inbox the other day and the first article I read was on the subject of ‘Zhuangzhi on Freedom’, a discussion by Livia Kohn on this ancient Daoist classic text. While reading it I was especially struck by one of the interpretations of […]