Archive for the ‘Taiji’ Category

A Set of Simple Time-Tested Health Exercises: The Eight Silk Brocade (八段錦)

There is a simple set of eight exercises that is good for health and can be performed by most people.  This set of exercises has been around for a long time, about 1,000 years; so it has been well time-tested.  It is called Eight Silk Brocade or 八段錦 in Chinese.  It belongs to the category […]

More Introduction to Taiji Push Hands

The article “Taiji Push Hands:  An Introduction” in the previous release describes Push Hands which is the practice with a partner applying many of the techniques and forms in Taiji form practice for martial applications, i.e., for one-to-one combat.  It describes the basic components of Push Hands: Ting (the ability to “listen” to your opponent’s […]

Taiji Push Hands: An Introduction

Taiji is both a good exercise for health and a good martial art for self defense. [1,2]  In the West, it is usually known as a good health exercise for senior citizens; however, it can also be practiced as a good martial art.  Furthermore, Taiji is a good art to learn for people of all […]

Deflect and Supplement: Part of Fundamental Principles of Taijiquan As a Martial Art

The principles of deflect and supplement are fundamentally important for Taijiquan as a martial art.  Although these principles are relevant for all styles of martial arts, they are especially important for Taijiquan.  This article discusses these principles.