Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan

Training

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,

Bad Training Partners

Training with partners of any kind will eventually lead to being paired with someone that keeps making mistakes, has their own agenda, or is too caught

Taijiquan – Moving Through Molasses

Some practitioners who are older or primarily practice for health practice as softly as possible. Some instead practice as if moving, or "swimming" through …