Wonders and Mysteries of Chinese Martial Arts

Internal and external components of Chinese martial arts: There is an internal component and there is an external component of Chinese martial arts. Internal component talks about Qi, some sort of bio-electric energy that circulates throughout the body. With proper training, one can build up and guide this Qi to circulate in one’s body. Practicing and building up this Qi to certain parts of your body can strengthen the power that you can exert externally and also increase your capacity to absorb the power of a strike.

But how this is done is mysterious, although most important. However, because I am not sure that today there is a good simple scientific explanation of the internal aspects of Chinese martial arts that is more or less universally accepted, I will not discuss this further here, except that I will refer to two sample videos that demonstrate the internal powers of Chinese martial arts. [1] [2]

The external component of Chinese martial arts can be understood in terms of physics and mathematics:

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Campaign to Promote Peace Between the United States and China

Under the sponsorship of the Coalition Peace Initiative (CPI): www.CoalitionPeaceInitiative.org, we recently (from 9/22/2021 to 11/17/2021) completed a series of 9 webinars “To Promote Peace Between the United States and China”. Reference [1] provides more information on the details (such as speakers, topics, and co-sponsors) of this 9-part webinar program. Reference 2 on the topic “China Is Not United States’ Enemy” is the crux of this webinar series.

This article summarizes the main points presented in this 9 webinar program.

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Can Taiji Be of General Appeal to Youths?

Taiji is an established and well-known exercise around the world, especially in China.  Why the majority of people who practice Taiji are senior citizens?  Why there are not many young people, like teenagers and younger, who practice Taiji?  Furthermore, why we seldom see children, like 10 and younger, in a Taiji class?

This article answers the question whether Taiji is a useful and relevant exercise for youths and children. [1]  It answers that question in the affirmative, and it discusses how we can make Taiji appeal to youths and children, as well as to their parents who have a strong influence in how their children should spend their time.  There are two main reasons why Taiji Is a worthwhile exercise for youths and children:

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