Yearly Archives: 2021


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Using coiling to make my opponent run head on into my strike The following example has me demonstrating several applications of the posture Pi Shen Chui from Yang Family Taijiquan. One aspect of using coiling in one’s movements is that you may reel a person into an oncoming strike creating […]

Using coiling to make my opponent run head on into ...


” let something sink” – BP Chan The following example has me intentionally defecting my external structure by bending over backwards and allowing Aaron to capture me in a defective position. If I try to muscle my way up into a vertical position, then the activation of my tendons will […]

” let something sink” – BP Chan


Sink my Chi to my foot to get under my opponent. The following example shows me demonstrating how , even if my posture is defective, I can get under my opponent by sinking my Chi to my foot. This causes my opponent to feel unstable as my power comes up […]

Sink my Chi to my foot to get under my ...



Releasing the joints in the posture “Beware the Fist Under the Elbow” The following example has me pointing out the ramifications of stiff or improperly placed joints in the posture ” Beware the Fist Under the Elbow”. A prior video had me discussing the shoulder/armpit joint spacing . The body […]

Releasing the joints in the posture “Beware the Fist ...


Finding and using the sweet spots: Spacing between the upper arm and the body in single whip . Yang Family Taijiquan has many variations of form from generation to generation as well as between brothers. The following example shows me explaining the spacing between the body in the upper arm […]

Finding and using the sweet spots: Spacing between the ...




Directing your Yi 意to balance Yin and Yang in application. The following example uses the posture Press to explain the concept of balancing your Yin and Yang Aspects relative to your opponent. When my opponent seizes my arm and uses his force to control me, he is making a Yang […]

Directing your Yi 意to balance Yin and Yang in application.


Spear fighting had a direct effect on the Bridging Methods of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. The spear was one of the earliest weapons in mankind’s arsenal. Sharpening the end of a straight stick is both a deadly weapon and a weapon with range. The spear has been used in […]

Spear fighting had a direct effect on the Bridging Methods ...


Some details for training the Brush Knee two person set. Traditional Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art and has various training methods to train various skills. The first road of the traditional form shows the posture Brush Knee and Twist Step prominently. This technique is an effective way to […]

Some details for training the Brush Knee Two Person Set



Do your exercises produce skills? One of the things that I noticed that was different from training with BP Chan compared to other teachers was that he taught you how to use your health exercises in a martial way. Most teachers back in the day not only didn’t know the […]

Do your exercises produce skills?


The circles and arcs created in the movements of Tai Chi Chuan form practice are very precise depending on which form or frame you are practicing. We have to adapt in real life application because the opponent is never doing exactly what would match the form. This concept is referred […]

The opponent is the guide


“Play Guitar ” posture – some martial variations The posture” Hand Strums the Pipa ” is often translated as Hand strums the guitar or simply ” Play Guitar” . This posture is a favorite of mine. The large frame form mechanic is to rotate around the central axis. The middle […]

“Play Guitar ” posture – some martial variations