Wrapping – 10/2/17

One of the skills of the internal artist is called wrapping. A perfect example of this is a spider as it wraps its live prey in a silk cocoon, or a snake that wraps its own body around the victim, both of which render the prey helpless. As a martial artist, I need to...

Working With Energy

Compression, torsion, and rebounding are three of the main ways that we work with energy in Tai Chi, to produce seemingly effortless results. All of these actions are used in every day movements, yet when consciously applied to Tai Chi, we gain a great deal of...

Personal Challenge – Do Better Than Me

This is an article I wrote in 1995. I still think it contains some excellent ideas and I hope you will read it through and think about it. Personal Challenge I have a personal challenge for you and it involves youth, but first I want to give you some background so...

A Commentary on Push Hands Strategies

This is an article, my first, that I wrote after winning the Push Hands Grand Championship at Taste of China in 1994. It appeared in T’ai Chi Magazine Vol.18, No.5 October 1994. I appreciate Marvin Smalheiser, the publisher, letting me reprint it here. Also,...

Push Hands for Fun and Profit

Tai Chi Tui Shou, also known as push hands, join hands, or sensing hands, is a training device in the study of Tai Chi Chuan. It contributes to the understanding of applications, energy generation and movement, sensitivity, awareness, relaxation, and mastery of the...
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