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  LOOKING BACK SEVEN TIMES TO RID THE BODY OF THE FIVE INJURIES & SEVEN TOILS – THE FOURTH BROCADE This the fourth of eight exercises known as the Eight Pieces of Brocade or Ba Duan Jin . These Dao Yin are over 900 years old and one of my […]

LOOKING BACK SEVEN TIMES TO RID THE BODY OF THE ...


YIQUAN SHORT SET i put this short set of Qigong together for Sheldon Katz , a 90 year young Fellow Practitioner. Mr. Katz lived in China for 18 years and wanted to learn the Yang Family Form . i suggested that he try some Yiquan as he was feeling depressed […]

YIQUAN SHORT 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



STRETCHING ONE HAND SKYWARD LEFT & RIGHT ALTERNATELY TO SOOTH THE SPLEEN AND STOMACH – THIRD BROCADE This is the second of eight exercises known as Ba Duan Jin or the Eight Pieces of Brocade . These Dao Yin are over 900 years old and one of my essential exercises […]

STRETCHING ONE HAND SKYWARD LEFT & RIGHT ALTERNATELY TO SOOTH ...


DRAWING THE BOW LIKE SHOOTING VULTURES – THE SECOND BROCADE   This is the second of eight exercises known as Ba Duan Jin or the Eight Pieces of Brocade . These Dao Yin are over 900 years old and one of my essential exercises . These are foundational exercises that […]

DRAWING THE BOW LIKE SHOOTING VULTURES – THE SECOND BROCADE


TWIN HANDS SUPPORTING THE HEAVENS – THE FIRST BROCADE   This is the first of eight exercises known as Ba Duan Jin or the Eight Pieces of Brocade . These Dao Yin are over 900 years old and one of my essential exercises . This is a foundational exercise that […]

TWIN HANDS SUPPORTING THE HEAVENS – THE FIRST BROCADE



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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


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


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SHUAI SHOU Shuai Shou is a favorite exercise of mine . It is useful in a variety of ways and has been refered to as the aspirin of the qigong . The exercise was used after standing meditation to get the blood circulating . i noticed that it was also […]

Shuai Shou