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 ages, including youths and children, although we are a long way from attracting a lot of children to Taiji. [3]  To learn Taiji as a martial art, “push hands” is an integral component of the practice.  This article gives an introduction to push hands.
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Environmental Problems: Global Disasters Waiting to Happen

Our environments are constantly changing, and correspondingly serious problems arise as a result of these changes.  There are many serious environmental problems, such as pollution, overpopulation, natural resource depletion, waste disposal.  The most important and most talked about problem is global warming, with the associated rise in temperature and sea level.   This was the main impetus for the United Nations (UN)’s Paris Climate Agreement which was reached in December 12, 2015.

This article discusses the world’s environmental problems associated with global warming, and the potential disastrous consequences for the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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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.
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