Tai Chi Chuan


Na – Mechanical elements of seizing the joints There are many methods of seizing in Yang Family Taijiquan . Na or Seizing can be achieved energetically at the highest levels of skill. There are ,however , details or secrets that can help one achieve their goals from a mechanical standpoint. […]

Na – Mechanical elements of seizing


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“Green dragon rolling in water “- gathering Qi “Green dragon rolling in water “ is an exercise that comes from the 8 Qigong set (八氣功). The purpose of the set is to cultivate and gather Chi. It is also to bring that Qi down into the lower Basin or the […]

“Green dragon rolling in water “- gathering Qi


  Temple training part two When I comes to training the bulk of our time, several hours, is spent on Gong Fa to produce the skills that we are all seeking. This type of free play is something we would do at the very end to experiment with what we […]

Temple training part two



Here is a video where we actually captured Alex’s skills improving in real time. While I am feeding him with strength he is absolutely neutralizing it and blasting me ! His Heaven Man Earth training is paying off !  

Alex’s uprooting breakthrough


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I have become an affiliate of Heaven Man Earth because I have respect for the knowledge as well as the clarity and presentation of that knowledge . It’s the details that bring clarity. Training when you know your goals and know that this training brings results, make training so much […]

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I have become an affiliate of Heaven Man Earth because I have respect for the knowledge as well as the clarity and presentation of that knowledge . It’s the details that bring clarity. Training when you know your goals and know that this training brings results, make training so much […]

Temple training part one



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


Capture my circle I seize Alex’s arm in an attempt to pluck him. He responds negatively initially. I suggest that since I am already attached to him that he could turn me out. The idea here is as I am reaching for him to add to my momentum and to […]

Capture my circle


Follow the joints In this clip Alex suggests to me that he was waiting to try a specific move. Our responses in push hands should not come from our desire to apply a movement but should come from following the movements of your partner. Lightly adhere to his joints and […]

Follow the joints



Sometimes you miss In this clip I attempt a press technique on Alex who senses my attack and yields neutralizing my force. I start to move a little more sloppily and collapse inward in an attempt to draw him in to an attack. I also utilize a shortcut to shorter […]

Sometimes you miss


Unique to the family form One peculiarity of BP Chan’s Family form is a transitional movement between Hi Pat the Horse and the following posture of Separate and Kick. The action involves using a facing out palm while turning around the central axis horizontally. This is a similar action to […]

Unique to the family form


Add 4 ounces… The Taijiquan Classics have an expression that may be translated as ” adding 4 ounces to topple 1000 pounds”. This video clip shows us practicing a drill in which we free play push hands and every neutralization that I do , I will add an additional 4 […]

Add 4 ounces…