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.
Chinese “Song” (松) is very hard to translate to English in Tai Chi scope. For simplicity, I will call it the state of not consciously using muscle strength. Many Tai Chi classics and grandmasters emphasis the importance of Song. Why is so? I believe you have to go through this Song process to obtain the
Here are the seven key words used a lot in classic Xing Yi manual: Lifting (起), Dropping (落), Drilling (钻), Overturning (翻), horizontal (橫), vertical (竖), Follow (順) 。 I will use Pi Quan’s movement to explain the above seven key words/concept: The beginning of your hand’s movement is “Lifting”. Then it comes out straight
“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