Jing Ling in Chinese writing is 静灵. Chinese meaning is “心静，神灵”. It means while the mind stays calm and relaxed, it is also sharp and intelligent, ready to respond. It is applicable to the body as well: while it’s in stillness, it’s ready to act swiftly.
Why Jing Ling Tai Chi Academy?
Experience traditional Yang style Tai Chi as taught in China over 30 years ago.
“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
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
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
As we arrived in the new year (2018), I thought here are the eight important aspects for Tai Chi beginners to pay attention to in their early stage of training. Getting those right will set a strong foundation for their future progress: 1. Posture Head must be upright but without using strength. Chin slightly tuck
A few weeks ago, we had a chance to discuss with a visiting Chinese Tai Chi master regarding the new draft Tai Chi Push hands competition rule from mainland China. Those who watched Tai Chi Push Hands competitions, all have the feeling that it’s very un-Tai Chi like but more wrestling contests, full of force