General T'ai Chi Ch'uan:


     Notes on Taiji Practice by Dong YingJie Following are some miscellaneous notes from Dong YingJie (Wade:  T'ung Ying-chieh, who was, along with Fu ZhongWen, one of Yang Chengfu's two top disciples)

     The Origins And Development Of TaiJiQuan Translated from Chinese by J. Szymanski

  T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classics Translations as researched by Lee N. Scheele

    Fundamentals of Correct T'ai Chi Practice By Ting Kuo-Piao T'ai Chi Vol.19, No.4

     Taiji Body Alignment The discussion of several important points with regard to proper body alignment in Taijiquan practice.

     A Study of Taiji Push-Hands By Xiang Kairen  People who practice Taijiquan all know that practicing the form is the "body" (ti), practicing push-hands is the "use" (yong). But are body and usage two different affairs?

      T'ai Chi Tuishou or The Taiji Duet, by Margot Fonteyn This is a highly developed form of taiji shadow boxing and it requires two people to exercise together, thereby creating an element of confrontation.

     From Pushing Hands To Application, By Nigel Sutton

      Combat Tai Chi Chuan The martial art of Tai Chi Chuan follows Tai Chi philosophy. Everything that relates to Tai Chi Chuan has Yin and Yang components -- from the philosophy, the physical movement, the training to the functions of the art.

      Important Words On Martial Applications By Chen Changxing translated by Jarek Szymansk My guess is that "Important Words on Martial Applications" originally come from "San San Liu Quan Pu" (Three Three Six Boxing Manual) which was kept by Chen clan and lost in the thirties or forties of this century.

     "How to" Articles from Internal Strength Magazine Peng and Connection: Physical Factors in Internal Strength , Connection: The Other Side of Peng Strength , Pushing with Peng Strength , Pushing with Peng Strength #2 , Pushing with Peng #3: Conditioning Pushing: Front Leg and Back Leg

       T'ai-Chi Ch'uan As Meditation By William C. Phillips

       Taoism and Tai Chi Chuan by James Leporati, L. Ac.

       The 13 Kinetic Movements of Taijiquan

       A Psycho-Physical View of Tai Chi In my view, there are many aspects to the concept of chi; all of them have a basis of validity but I believe it would be a mistake to say that any one is true above all the others. For me, the total concept encompasses far more than any single viewpoint.

       The Five Elements extract from Ray Wood: "Kyushindo Tai Chi Chuan & related aspects" Click on Tai Chi - Enter - Several Excellent  Articles.

        The Four Skills of Tai Chi Chuan By Howard Choy. Wu tu-Nan, a well-known tai chi master from China, proposed that there are four kinds of Tai Chi skills (kung). If one practices the form (or push hands or weapons, for that matter) with these skills in mind, then the form will be correctly performed and you will gradually improve your understanding of Tai Chi Chuan.

       Taijiquan and the Qi Connection By Howard Choy "All Chinese martial arts are forms of Qigong. As a matter of fact, at the highest level there are no differences between Kung Fu, Taijiquan and Qigong." By then everyone is confused.

       Meaning of Tai Chi Posture Names extract from Ray Wood: "Kyushindo Tai Chi Chuan & related aspects"



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