Taiji’s Principles and Secrets

Shifu Zhou Mu Tu is easily overlooked as he is often overshadowed by the presence of Shifu Lee Bei Lei, his shixiong and the man he regards as being his main teacher since Shifu Lu Tong Bao died. But he is undoubtedly a man of great skill.

Tai Chi’s Healing Movement Power

By Dr. Mark Wiley Premodern civilizations had developed a vast array of mind/body techniques and practices for achieving enlightenment, spirituality and long life. A few of…

How to Succeed in Tai Chi

By Yunrou Over the years, I have observed a few things about the difference between folks who succeed with tai chi (taiji) and the folks who…

Training Principles of Cheng’s Tai Chi

by Nigel Sutton Shifu Tan Ching Ngee was born in the small town of Muar in Johor state Malaysia. His father, an immigrant from Chaozhou, China…

Secrets of Taijiquan’s Power Pivot: Part 1

By Tyler Rea In ancient China, in times long past, there emerged a combat art like no other—a method all-encompassing in its approach to combat, with…

Secrets of Cheng’s Taiji

By Koh Ah Tee and Nigel Sutton The whole of Taiji can be reduced to one word, song (alert relaxation). That is the essence, the root, everything. Relaxation…

Practice Tai Chi for Soft, Healthy Arteries

I love it when scientific studies prove the medical benefits of ancient mind-body methods extolled for their health-giving powers for thousands of years. China is a…

Tai Chi Sword and the Cop

While watching TV programs and reading articles about the death of civilians at the hands of the police in different cities in the US, I often…

Wu Wei and Internal Martial Arts

Pugilist friends may tend toward “hard” fighting styles like boxing or karate, and the fearful in our midst may gird themselves with concealed pistols, but thoughtful…

The Uniqueness of Cheng Man Ching’s Taijiquan

In his in-depth interview in Nigel Sutton’s new book, Wisdom of Taiji Masters, Sifu Koh Ah Tee talks about the history, practice and secrets of Cheng…

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