Lieh/Split – 5/13/19

Lieh – Split Lieh is an interesting energy expression. Two forces moving in opposite directions, equally, either away from each other or towards each other. Rip apart or squeeze together. Single Whip, Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane, Slanting Flying are good...

Activity and Rest/Cai (Pull Down) – 5/6/19

Greetings. Perfect Spring weather here in Port Townsend. Clear, sunny days, and the nights are starting to warm a bit. Great time to go outside and play your Tai Chi. We continue looking at the Thirteen Methods, and a little tid-bit on energy and the body. Cai – Pluck...

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...
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