Tai Chi Chuan


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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


  SIX HARMONIES IN PUSH HANDS i trained with Dr. Tao Ping Siang in Push Hands . William CC Chen’s son Max and i would do push hands under the watchful eye of Dr. Tao. When Max or i got tied up, Dr. Tao would replace one of us and […]

SIX HARMONIES IN PUSH HANDS


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Beware the Fist Under Elbow This is an interesting posture in that it represents a second line of defense. If when defending myself , the fist passes into my “Egg” or over the outermost line where i am neither collapsed nor overly extended away from my center or if i […]

Beware the Fist Under Elbow



” 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


BRUSH KNEE 2 PERSON SET – WHAT IF DETAILS   These are just some examples of how to deal with someone who is trying to oppress you with their strength or if they cross their center line or if they attack you with the intent of holding open your centerline […]

BRUSH KNEE 2 PERSON SET – WHAT IF DETAILS



BRUSH KNEE 2 PERSON SET It is named “Brush Knee” because that is the intent necessary to take your opponent out of center. If you just push “downish” to a vague destination, then you will have a fight on your hands. If, however, you deflect & drill up (rise up,drill) […]

BRUSH KNEE 2 PERSON SET


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,  the 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, ...



PING LU JI AN – 2 PERSON SET   Ping Lu Ji An is a short form for training the Si Zheng Shou ( 四 正 手) or Four Orthodox Hands . These are the four essential energies that comprise the Push Hands Drills. This 2 Person set Trains the […]

PING LU JI AN – 2 PERSON SET


PING LU JI AN – 2 VERSIONS   Ping Lu Ji An is BP Chan’s Fukien pronunciation of Peng Lu JI An . This is a short form for training the Si Zheng Shou (四正手) Four Orthodox Hands . They are Ward Off , Roll Back, Press , and Push […]

ping lu ji an – 2 versions


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THE INTEGRATION THAT DISINTEGRATES POSTURES   Cheng Man Ching when asked if Chang San Feng created Tai Chi Chuan responded , ” who but an Immortal could have created Tai Chi Chuan ?” i love this quote because the more that i understand , the more awestruck i become. Using […]

THE INTEGRATION THAT DISINTEGRATES POSTURES