How Fascia Can Help Us Unravel Deeply Held Tension
The Gifts of Fascia Once you’ve experienced the aha moments that accompany practices that release the body’s fascia, there’s no going back. You know it. A subtle shift. A feeling of letting go. Maybe you haven’t been able to describe it in words. It’s an experience that needs to be felt. But you know it. You may › Read more
Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD
Tai Chi offers a low-cost, easily accessible alternative to pulmonary rehabilitation, according to a new study in the journal CHEST® Finding ways to help patients with COPD improve their functional status is an area of interest for pulmonary healthcare providers. Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of › Read more
The real life stories behind kung fu movie legends
We dig into the lives of Wong Fei-Hung, Ip Man, San Te, Huo Yuanjia and more, as we look at the people who inspired classic kung-fu movies. While martial arts films can often be outlandish or fantasy-themed, there are many rooted in true stories of kung fu through the ages. They take liberties with the › Read more
Reflections on Taijiquan—A Complex Art
One of the best decisions I ever made in my life is to learn Taijiquan. It is one thing that has always brought me great happiness. I cannot deny how much health I have gained, how balanced my mind has become, and how deeply I have pondered life since I began training it at 16 › Read more
An Introduction to Qi and Qigong
If you study the history of the human race, you will see that a large part of this history has been taken up with war, conquest, killing, and the struggle for power. We have tended to worship as heroes those who could conquer and rule other countries, and we have wrongly educated each new generation › Read more
The Standing Eight Brocades Qigong: Exercises 1, 2 & 3
The standing set of the Eight Pieces of Brocade qigong is more popular than the sitting set, so there are more versions of it. You should not worry about which version is better or more accurate, because the basic principles are the same. It is more important that you really understand the root of the › Read more
Words of Experience by Tung Ying Chie
Translated by Albert Tang – Little Mountain Tai Club Student Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art exercise. Strength is produced in the bones. Power is reserved at the muscles. It does not require one to have tough skin or thick muscles, but sunken “chi” and strong bones are required. Therefore, learners have no › Read more
Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques
  by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, August 22, 2016 It is important to understand how martial sequences are created and what purposes they serve. Sometimes people who lack this understanding tend to view the taijiquan sequence as a dance or abstract movement. A proper understanding of the root of the art will help you practice in the most › Read more
The Importance of Posture in Taijiquan
  by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, November 29, 2016 Since taijiquan is an internal qigong martial style, correct posture is essential. Incorrect postures can cause many problems: a tight posture can stagnate the internal qi circulation, wrong postures may expose your vital points to attack, and floating shoulders and elbows will break the jing and reduce jing storage. › Read more
Breathing Exercises for Tai Chi Ball
The following will highlight some fundamental techniques required for nei gong. Nei gong is also known as internal gongfu. Internal gong focuses on regulating the body, breathing, mind, qi, and spirit. It is impossible to cover all of this training here, so if you are interested, please refer to the books The Root of Chinese › Read more

Contact

 

Ealing Tai Chi –
YMAA Orientsport

Gurnell Grove Community Hall
Gurnell Grove, Ealing, W13 0AQ
Instructor: Zibi Panasewicz
mobile: 07846938469
email: zibi(AT) orientsport.co.uk

About YMAA

 

Yang’s Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA in 1982. With the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong , Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Gongfu as well as Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Dr. Yang also undertook his life-long dream of teaching and researching the Chinese arts and introducing them to the West through many books, videos and DVDs.