Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan


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

Comfortable Clothing For Practicing Tai Chi Is A Must

Whether you are taking part in a class indoors or by yourself outdoors, wearing comfortable clothing for practicing Tai Chi is a must.

Taijiquan’s Rebounding (掤 Peng) And Diverting (履 Lu) (A Ball’s Response to Incoming Force)

Two of the thirteen energies/techniques (十三式 shi san shi) of Taijiquan (太極拳) are peng (掤 rebound or “ward off”) and lu (履 divert or “roll …

Tai Chi and Tea

Both tea and Tai Chi come from China and after exploring these art forms it has become obvious that along with cultural connections they complement each