Musing About An (Push) – 4/29/19

Musing about An (Push) This week we will focus on An which is usually translated as Push, but because we are talking about Push in Tai Chi Chuan, it requires some explanation. This is a rather long exploration of the topic. We will continue with “Outreach”, and...

Ji (Ghee)- 4/22/19

First, I want to thank you for your kind words of support. It really means a lot to me. Ji Ji or Press is one of the four basic energies that make up Grasp the Bird’s Tail. I feel it is the most mysterious of the four, and, when used properly, the most...

Peng and Lu/ First Saturday Workshop – 4/15/19

Peng and Lu Even though the legs are the most important aspect of Tai Chi practice and excellence, most players seem to be more familiar with the upper body or torso terms and usage. I received quite a few comments from last weeks post saying the information was quite...

Tai Chi Chuan’s Thirteen Methods – 4/8/19

Shi San Shi – Thirteen Methods I have been sharing my ideas about applications and their role in the enlightening aspects of Tai Chi Chuan for the last few weeks. Understanding applications requires an understanding of the underlying principles that are the...

Focus on the Inside – 4/1/19

Focus on the Inside Internal Arts means doing actions with the focus on the inside of the body. We are concerned with howan action is done, not just the end product of an action. If I want to move from here to there, I do not focus on there. I look at how I am getting...