Jim Russo










Taiji ruler – the eight supplemental’s number four The Taiji Ruler system is largely a system of gong fa. There are no forms, only exercises. These exercises are designed to make achievements in the body. The eight supplemental’s are similar to the Virgin Qigong in that they seek to circulate […]

Taiji ruler – the eight supplemental’s number four


Cheng Man Ching’s Concept of “swimming in air” This is a short discussion on the value of Song in Taijiquan. Cheng Man Ching spoke about the concept of swimming in air. The atmosphere exerts a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch on the surface of the human body. The […]

Cheng Man Ching’s Concept of “swimming in air”




Rise up, drill, fall and overturn used defensively in the body The following footage shows me giving several examples of how to use rise up, drill, fall, and overturn at the point of contact between my opponent and myself. When a person touches another persons body with the intent of […]

Rise up, drill, fall and overturn used defensively in the ...


Exploring center – More examples of Posture testing The following footage shows me giving further examples of posture testing. These examples or for the shoulders and the upper spine. When you are aware of postural defect within yourself you will soon see it in others. The ramifications of all of […]

Exploring center – More examples of Posture testing


Exploring centers – Some Posture testing examples Posture testing is a constant method in exploring every movement-based exercise that we would do training under BP Chan. Traditional standing practice exists within most martial arts. This practice helps one to explore their body by standing in various postures. The postures may […]

Exploring centers – Some Posture testing examples