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The following footage has a short discussion regarding the value of structure in Tai Chi Chuan. This discussion is being presented because some practitioners endeavor to cheapin the value of my knowledge to push forth their own agendas. My agenda ,to be clear , is to preserve my teacher’s various […]

The Taijiquan Arms Race and the value of structure.


The following footage shows me sharing some details in the application of the joint lock in a posture commonly called “Play Guitar”. Application makes it difficult to turn the limb into the correct position. The forearm has two bones that I can smear between my fingers and palms causing them […]

” Hand strums the Pi Pa ” Application details


Taiji Ruler – The Value of the Eight Supplementals The eight supplemental’s are part of the Tai Chi Ruler System. These eight exercises train various aspects of whole body movement. They collectively are similar to the “Virgin Qi Gong system” in that they endeavor to circulate Qi to permeate the […]

Taiji Ruler – The Value of the Eight Supplementals







Walking Jin – you already know how to make Jin Our body naturally produces Jin when we walk. This is why the internal arts of Taijiquan, Xingyiquan and Baguazhang practice walking in their training. We learn to transfer the power of our walking step into our hand actions. When we […]

Walking Jin – you already know how to make Jin







Understanding the classic quotation ” My opponent is first to move, I am first to arrive” Most martial artists trained to make their reflexes quick. This is actually detrimental in Yang family Taijiquan. The following example has me explaining how my quick responses actually caused me to engage strength versus […]

Understanding the classic quotation ” My opponent is first to ...