Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan


Finding Feedback in Taijiquan

Without feedback, how do we know how and when we improve? Many sports have measurable criteria for detecting improvements , and these can be used as one form …

Peripheral Visual Awareness in Taijiquan

There are several ways that peripheral visual awareness is trained in Taijiquan (太極拳). For example, during push-hands (推手 tui shou) and fighting …

Master Chen Yingjun

Maybe it was when the floorboards shattered that I realised I was in the presence of a warrior. Taijiquan is a battlefield martial art and its original

Training With The Greats: Taiji Seminar With Chen Bing

I haven’t been training in Chen Old Frame for long, so when I had the opportunity to train with a Chen Master, I knew it would be an opportunity of a …

Does Size Matter in Taijiquan?

The concept of “four ounces moves a thousand pounds” indicates that size differences should not matter for someone skilled in the art of Taijiquan.


The word 'Relax' is a pleasing one and I've yet to find a better word to replace it. It is, perhaps though, problematic.

Force from Structure vs. Acceleration in Taijiquan

Acceleration is also used in Taijiquan, there is an emphasis on using a unified (whole-body) structure, therefore emphasizing the “m” (mass)

Stability vs. Mobility in Taijiquan

Taijiquan prevents falls and other difficulties in elderly populations, but how does Taijiquan balance stability with mobility in fit practitioners?

Understanding The Science-Backed Health Benefits of Tai Chi: A Beginner’s Guide

Many Western fitness and exercise programs work from the outside to inside. Strength training springs immediately to mind, and even running fits into this

Taijiquan’s Secondary Energy/Power Techniques

In two previous articles I presented unorthodox views of the four primary jin of Taijiquan’s thirteen energies/techniques peng, lu, ji, and