Push Hands for Fun and Profit – 4/8/19

Tai Chi San 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...

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...

Enlightenment – 03/25/19

Enlightenment Greetings. To the park this morning. Worked on the 216. Not easy, but, oh so interesting. We have been experiencing record high heat in the last week – the warmest days of winter ever. Positive (nice warm sun) and negative (always fears of drought during...

Application Principles of Tai Chi Chuan – 03/18/19

Application Principles for Tai Chi Chuan Intention is the Master Key to Tai Chi. Applications create intention – deciding what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done in the simplest fashion. Intention (through understanding applications) creates energetic...

Correct Stances/New Class – 03/04/19

Correct Stances The only stance that is correct in Tai Chi, as well as other internal arts, is a natural, comfortable stance. If it is not natural and comfortable, you will lose relaxation, causing tension, which will result in loss of strength, speed, clarity of...

Problems Stimulate Growth/No First Saturday/New Class

Problems Stimulate Growth Greetings. This is my 201st Monday Morning Training Tip post. This has encouraged me to dive ever deeper into Tai Chi. It gives me so much satisfaction to share this with all of you. Don’t forget that all the previous 200 are archived...

Problems Stimulate Growth Greetings. This is my 201st Monday Morning Training Tip post. This has encouraged me to dive ever deeper into Tai Chi. It gives me so much satisfaction to share this with all of you. Don’t forget that all the previous 200 are archived...

Hokusai Speaks About Tai Chi – 2/18/19

Hokusai Speaks about (Tai Chi) in your Life Greetings. I have been posting these Training Tips every Monday since the end of 2015. I enjoy doing it, and am inspired to keep it up because of the positive feed-back I receive. I appreciate it.  In this time, I have...

The 216 Yang Form/Snowed Out – 02/11/19

The 216 Form In this day and age of shorter and shorter Tai Chi forms ( as short as 8 moves), I have designed a form of 216 movements. It is my belief and experience that longer forms encourage the player to concentrate and focus to a deeper level. Since most of my...

Lining Up the Body – 2/4/19

Lining up the body Make sure you line up the body so you can push and pull with the legs and trunk of your body, not just the arms. Any angle or bend in the arms and legs results in a loss of energy and effectiveness. It is especially important that the angle of the...