Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan


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

Taijiquan’s Pressing (按 An) and Squeezing (挤 Ji) (Attacking an Opponent’s Defensive Sphere)

This article addresses attacking a partner/opponent’s defensive “sphere” using an (press) and ji (squeeze), two of the thirteen energies/techniques of …

Are You Comfortable?

Similarly, Tai Chi practice brings us face to face with discomfort. This is probably the reason that 99% of people quit after a few

Fangsong (放松) and Peng (掤) in Taijiquan

In the practice of Taijiquan, we strive to properly balance the yin and yang principles such that there is no excess and no deficiency, no

School Traditions/Principles (Daotong 道統)

Just as every individual has their personality and idiosyncrasies, schools of Taijiquan (太極拳) also have specific traditions and rules (daotong, 道統, …

Taking The Initiative In Taijiquan

Wu Yuxiang’s Taijiquan classic states “You must act according to your opponent, not try to do things from yourself, for if you go along with your opponent,