Baguazhang


Lao Gong Compression This footage captures something that i was warned about . Mr. Chan would say to protect your Lao Gong ( Pericardium 8) as it can return force to your Pericardium/ heart/lung area . Alex attempts to forcefully push both of my shoulders with his hands cupped on […]

Lao Gong Compression



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  CIRCULATION GONG This is one of those little tidbit type exercises that would be discussed in passing by Mr. Chan that i would retain and train . He mentioned this exercise as a necessity as one ages. He said that we would not understand at our age . He […]

CIRCULATION GONG



” YOU CAN’T SAY RELAX ! INSTEAD SAY CALM , LOOSE “ BP Chan was aware of the fact that the English translation of the word Song was Relax . Mr. Chan felt that the word relax was not relaxing . The technical definition did not match the actual feeling […]

“YOU CAN’T SAY RELAX ! INSTEAD SAY CALM , LOOSE ...


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GRASPING VS GRABBING   It is important to make a distinction between Grasping and Grabbing . When i speak of grabbing , i am referring to the excess use of strength in locking up all of the fingers in an effort to hold or control something . Grasping refers to […]

GRASPING VS GRABBING


USING THE WAIST TO GENERATE POWER When warming the hands i always use the waist because it allows me to relax my arms ( with regard to the forward and backward forces) and let the waist and its larger musculature generate the movement and forces . The palms press together […]

USING THE WAIST TO GENERATE POWER



BP Chan quote of the Day: ” Our time here on Earth is not a Free Ride, ┬áthe rent you pay is Sharing and Service ” This quote was shared with me today from Ron Caruso seen in the middle of this Photo . BP Chan shares his abundant knowledge […]

Our time here on Earth is not a Free Ride, ...


BP Chan quote of the day : ” Si Jin Jian Ren Xin ( after a time of getting together, you will see/know a person’s heart ” This is one of my favorite photos of Mr. Chan . i intentionally lined his head up with the Three Treasures on the […]

Fourth Treasure – BP Chan


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BP Chan Quote of the day : ” I want to knowing who’s hand this is ” BP Chan when asked why we do these things he would often say ” I want to knowing who’s hand this is ” . When he would attempt to explain , he would […]

” I want to knowing who’s hand this is “



DRILL FOR ACQUIRING WARD OFF ´┐╝ Taijiquan has been called Peng Jin Quan or Ward Off Boxing by some. It is Ward Off that allows for the cultivation of soft effortless power and it is softness that creates an environment for Ward Off to occur. If one attempts to aquire […]

DRILL FOR ACQUIRING WARD OFF


WEAVING THE MECHANIC INTO YOUR MOVEMENTS BP Chan spoke of the opening and closing of the form as well as the opening and closing of the Five Animal Frolics for over two hours one day . This alerted me to the importance of the subject matter. Essentially, you never look […]

WEAVING THE MECHANIC INTO YOUR MOVEMENTS


THE FORMULA FOR EFFORTLESS POWER When applying power upward , there are 3 ways that one can progress through to achieve something Internal as a mechanism . The Tai Chi Tu or ” Yin Yang Diagram” is the visual expression of a Universal Principle that could be explained as opposing […]

THE FORMULA FOR EFFORTLESS POWER