Discussions on Tai Chi

The vertical circles of Peng and An are so essential in developing spiral motion in tai chi.

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Peng and An with the Guan Dao

The vertical circles of Peng and An are so essential in developing spiral motion in tai chi. http://youtu.be/ZKQfsfV_RWk In this video I explore the vertical circles of Peng and An that are so essential in developing spiral motion in tai chi. In particular, I...

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In this video I revisit peng in connection with its energetic partner, an.

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Peng and An as Directions of Energy

In this video I revisit peng in connection with its energetic partner, an. http://youtu.be/LgoXK1MfJuk Recently, I put up a video about peng energy and the various definitions, and some misconceptions, associated with the term. In this video I revisit peng in...

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Peng is perhaps most easily understood as a direction of motion.

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A Direction of Motion | Peng in Tai Chi Ch’uan

Peng is perhaps most easily understood as a direction of motion. http://youtu.be/aDDlzV4rUWg There are many Chinese terms bandied about in an effort to help a practitioner understand the techniques and experiences inherent in the art of tai chi. This brief video...

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Let’s look at the relationship between joint locking and techniques used to wield the long pole and the spear.

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The Connection between Long Weapons and Joint Locking

Let's look at the relationship between joint locking and techniques used to wield the long pole and the spear. http://youtu.be/uELS4xXK6zQ In traditional authentic tai chi ch'uan, open-hand forms derive from battlefield weapons forms, and open-hand techniques are...

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I discuss the connection between freeing the body from constraints and old habits and liberating our thinking.

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Locking the Joints | Unlocking the Mind

I discuss the connection between freeing the body from constraints and old habits and liberating our thinking. http://youtu.be/JkHj7Nlco84 In this brief exploration of joint locking and silk reeling, I discuss the connection between freeing the body from constraints...

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The tai chi form can be used to develop a wide range of skills.

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The Tai Chi Form as Laboratory

The tai chi form can be used to develop a wide range of skills. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/229505636" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"...

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Here’s a metaphor for the way qi flows in the body.

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Conversations with Yunrou: Tai Chi and Qi Flow In The Body

Here's a metaphor for the way qi flows in the body. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/229302843" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="300"...

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