Like a Spider – 2/26/24

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training tip #460 Wrapping- Like a Spider 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...

Refining Your Form – 2/12/34

Refining your Form – 2/12/24 Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 458 Refining your Form Everybody’s life is an experiment in living. We try this, we try that. We take what works and cast off that which doesn’t. The internal arts practitioner’s life is a laboratory,...

Understanding Tai Chi Forms – 2/19/24

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip #459 Understanding Tai Chi Forms  I try and convey the idea that the movements are only an expression of what one thinks and feels at a given moment. The other instructors I have trained don’t, and shouldn’t, do the...

5 Animals 2/5/24

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 457 5 Animals The earliest movements upon which Tai Chi Chuan is based is the Five Animals Frolic. The five animals are: tiger, bear, deer, monkey, and stork. Each of these animals has its own unique ways of working with and...

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