Monthly Archives: October 2015


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BP Chan quote of the day : ” Object Exists within” Mr.Chan had these expressions that he would say all of the time . These expressions were quick reference sayings that would allow him to transmit a concept or principle . These expressions were also easy to remember and i […]

“Object Exists With In “


TAIJQUAN’S KICKS     When i was young i trained in all manner of high and spinning kicks and scoffed at anything less. It seemed that if they weren’t kicking high, it was because they couldn’t . While a kick to the head is impressive, it could kill your assailant […]

TAIJIQUAN’S KICKS


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BP Chan Quote of the Day : “Just Do , No Expectations ” This is one of my favorite quotes of Mr. Chan . It is a life principle to live by. It is also a principle that i encountered very early in my training . i was training I […]

” just do, no expectations”



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BP Chan quote of the Day : ” Tai Chi principle – Expression of the Hands ” i often recommend watching slow motion photography of flowers blooming to Fellow Practitioners. This is similar to watching a posture ” Bloom” . The movement unfurls from the root to the middle to […]

EXPRESSION OF THE HANDS


  STRUCTURAL BUILDING BLOCKS When training in I Chuan with BP Chan , when i would ask where to put my hands he would answer ” you don’t put the hands any where” or “That’s a good question, you should ask your teacher” . The teacher that BP Chan was […]

STRUCTURAL BUILDING BLOCKS


    TAI CHI RULER & PROPORTION The Tai Chi Ruler has been seen as having a relation to the Proportion of the human body. The word Chih or Ruler denotes measure. This is the measure of the human body. The Tai Chi Ruler is 10 1/2″ long and 2 […]

TAI CHI RULER & PROPORTION



  LEAN OF THE HORSE TO INQUIRE THE WAY – 3 ZONES OF CONTROL     Baguazhang’s posture Lean on the Horse to Inquire the Way uses the 3 zones/fists of control to elicit a response from my opponent. My opponent’s forearm is three fist widths long from the wrist […]

LEAN OF THE HORSE TO INQUIRE THE WAY – 3 ...


    FAN THROUGH BACK APPLICATION   Fan Through Back or Spread Arms Like a Fan as William CC Chen terms it is not double weighted if you think of the upper hand as “the Handle of the Whip” . When pulled forcefully one may need to take a step […]

FAN THROUGH BACK APPLICATION


THE HOOK HAND OF SINGLE WHIP The Hook or “Beak” hand in Taijiquan’s Single Whip can be used in a variety of ways in combat. The first example has me applying Ward Off ( Peng Jin), Rollback ( Lu Jin ) , Push ( Ahn Jin ) , and Strike […]

THE HOOK HAND OF SINGLE WHIP



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BP CHAN TRAINING THE YANG 24 POSTURE FORM The 24 Posture form was created in 1956 by a committee of Masters in response to the Chinese health crisis . Many Doctors fled China during the Cultural Revolution . This left a hole where disease could creep in. The government insisted […]

BP CHAN TRAINING THE YANG 24 POSTURE FORM


THE TAI CHI POINT All movement in Taijiquan is driven by the turning of the waist. BP Chan used to say ” it’s easy ; turn to the left, turn to the right “. i want to follow the incoming force with my waist turn ( open the door) causing […]

THE TAI CHI POINT


WARD OFF – 3 POINTS OF CONTROL When diverting an upper body punch with Taijiquan’s Ward Off ,i can divert and control the punching arm by coiling around the 3 zones of control . Your opponent’s forearm is 3 of his own fist widths from the wrist crease to the […]

WARD OFF – 3 POINTS OF CONTROL