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Martin Boedicker

About Martin Boedicker

Martin Boedicker (born 1965) lives in Germany and studies Wu Tai Chi Chuan since 1986 with Ma Jiangbao, the son of Ma Yueliang and Wu Yinghua. He is an East-Asia-Scientist and publishes regularly articles and books about Tai Chi Chuan. More information about his work: http://taichi-philosophy.blogspot.de/

About the Written Tradition of Taijiquan

Today Taijiquan is practiced both as a self-cultivation and health technique, as well as a martial art. Quite often this results in the discussion about which …

The Flow Experience in Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is often described as meditation in motion. With this feature, the simultaneity of physical action and the achievement of a meditative state of …

The Cultural (Wen) And The Martial (Wu) Aspect In Taijiquan

Wen, the cultural, is the foundation (ti) and wu the martial, is the application (yong). The achievement of the cultural lies in the martial. It is applied …

The Eight Gates – Techniques Or Principles? An Attempt For An Explanation

The eight gates (bamen) are peng, lü, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou and kao. Dealing with them in theory and practice quickly brings up the following question: Are …