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Tai Chi chuan’s Ti-Fang with Stephen J. Goodson of www.fairtradetaichi.org

Ti-fang (Lift and Place) is a critical component in Tai Chi Chuan. The video and text below is an interview with Stephen and he and I discuss and give some samples of ti-Fang usage in Form, Push hands, Da Lu … Continue reading

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T’ai Chi Classical Literature for Fighting with T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Last update: 7/6/2015 Tai Chi classics Extracted are parts (cutting out the fat) of the Tai Chi Classics that relate to fighting, opponents, and how to respond using the Tai Chi principles and theory. This is not for the theorist, … Continue reading

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“Jin Lu” and “Jing Luo” Demystified for Taijiquan, Tui shou, Da Shou, and San Shou

Two very different Chinese terms: “Jin Lu” is path of Power for “fa jin” “emitting force” and “Jing Luo” is the qi paths used in acupuncture. 勁 Jin/Chin is intrinsic strength The chin [intrinsic strength] should be rooted in the … Continue reading

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Discussion on da shou 打手 in Taijiquan combat skills training

SONG OF DA SHOU (HITTING HANDS) “Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push must be known Upper and lower follow one another; the other has difficulty advancing Let him come and hit with great strength Draw-in and touch, 4 ounces deflects 1,000 … Continue reading

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Developing a ‘Tai Chi’ fighter to hang with Boxers, Kickboxers, BJJ and, and MMA fighters

Lets examine some BASIC features that some Tai Chi fighters might try to employ to “Hang” with fighters from other styles: Characteristics of Tai chi fighter, Tai Chi is a ‘Chuan’ which means fist and loosely translated as ‘Boxing’. These … Continue reading

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