Mental Minefields in Taijiquan

Mental Minefields in Taijiquan

There are many mental factors that should be considered when practicing Taijiquan (太極拳), and the way that people naturally react mentally can become traps, especially when interacting with a partner or opponent. Addressing the mind is more familiar to many from the Zen mind approach in Japanese martial arts (especially […]
The Meaning of Taiji in Taiji Ball Qigong

The Meaning of Taiji in Taiji Ball Qigong

Wang, Zong-yue said: What is taiji? It is generated from wuji, and is a pivotal function of movement and stillness. It is the mother of yin and yang. When it moves it divides. At rest it reunites.” From this, it is known that taiji is not wuji, and is also […]
What You Need to Know About Your Fascia

What You Need to Know About Your Fascia

STORY AT A GLANCE: Your fascia, the fibrous connective tissue found throughout your body, accounts for about 20 percent of your body mass Your fascia stores and moves water, and carries voltage, acting like an electrical wiring system Fascia may play a significant role in pain, especially back pain. The […]
Muscle memory – it’s all in the mind!

Muscle memory – it’s all in the mind!

Muscle memory is a common phrase associated with the martial arts as well as in other sports, playing a musical instrument, riding a bike or in the acquisition of any other psycho-motor skill for that matter. It is a useful way of trying to understand what is going on: through […]
Purely Offensive Jing

Purely Offensive Jing

1. Wardoff Jing (Peng Jing) Wardoff jing is a strong yang jing that is used offensively even in defense. In principle, it behaves like a large rubber ball—when pressure is applied, it compresses, and when a certain point is reached, it bounces the outside force away. The opponent’s force is […]
About the Sword

About the Sword

Many martial artists, even those who have studied Chinese martial arts for many years, still have a number of questions about the structure, use, history, and geographical background of the Chinese straight sword (jian). This is because most students of Chinese martial arts have not also studied Chinese culture. Very […]
WUDE – Martial Morality

WUDE – Martial Morality

Martial morality has always been a required discipline in Chinese martial arts society. Teachers have long considered martial morality to be the most important criterion for judging students, and they have made it the most important part of the training in the traditional Chinese martial arts. It includes two aspects: […]

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