• Jing (静) is the key to Chinese Internal Martial Art training

    “Wang Zhengnan's epitaph” (王征南墓志铭) written by Huang Zongxi (黄宗羲) in around 1670, is the first document differentiated Chinese Internal and External martial art styles. The definition for Internal art is “Using Stillness to control Movement” (以静制动) in contrary to External art’s “Focus on attacking” (主于搏人). Thus, the training approach is also different. External styles emphasis
  • Tai Chi Foot Stepping

    In the 13 fundamental techniques, stepping (forward, backward, left and right) has a significant part of it. The way to step is also unique to Tai Chi training. Practicing proper stepping in your Tai Chi form is important to develop “Footwork” (步法) and “Body Movement (身法) in Tai Chi martial applications. In Stepping, you must
  • Hand and Body in Tai Chi Push Hands

    In form training we emphasis: Body leads hands Hand and body in external three harmonize position. In Push Hands, let’s look the relationship between Hand and Body again. Hands are very good in striking but not pushing outwards as it only uses partial not whole-body power. Hands draw inwards is more powerful as it brings