Thursday, 21 December 2017

Martial Art

Tai Chi Chuan is first and foremost a Martial Art.

The Forms and Partner exercises are rich with techniques.

Through the study of Techniques, Partner work and Principles you learn to interpret the energy of the attacker.

Like any Martial Art, Tai Chi Chuan has its own methodology with the neurosensory at its core.

Even though my late teacher John Kells spouted all kinds of spiritual stuff it was all about finishing the attacker off. It was always about that one moment of truth for him but not for many of his students. When one student commented on John talking about Death he asked " What, you mean death of the Ego?" the response was swift"No, Death!!!"

Of course we all practise our Tai Chi for different reasons but we shouldn't lose sight of what it actually is. This recording of John Kells sums it up.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Wudang Tai Chi Videos

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Wudang Tai Chi Videos: In a nutshell, the Tai Chi Chuan of Cheng Tin Hung was very similar to the Wu family style, but with an entirely different neigong. CTH...


Tai Chi is difficult only because it is easy. Stop getting in your way.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Single and Double Weightedness

You can have your weight equally divided between both feet yet be single weighted.

You can have your weight on one leg yet be double weighted.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Tai Chi Gut-Toss Demo (丹田彈抖功)


Everything lies in the relationship you forge with your teacher. You can attend as many classes and workshops with teachers as you like, but it won't help you when it comes to what is called the "Transmission of Energy".