Before Practicing Meridian Qigong Exercises
Before you begin practicing, there are a few points you should understand. These exercises are designed to be done in bed, and ideally, you’ll be able to memorize them so you can practice without the book or DVD. But at first, you’ll need the book or the video by your side. Before we start exercising, › Read more
7 Proven Ways Learning Martial Arts Will Improve Your Health
The word ‘martial arts’ strikes a chord in our minds, it is an interesting mix of physical activity routines that have the primary purpose of improving self-defense.  It is extremely beneficial and in this article, we will be focusing on the health benefits you stand to gain by choosing to get involved in martial arts. › Read more
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 swordsmanship), but Taijiquan also addresses › Read more
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 not yin and yang. Instead › Read more
What You Need to Know About Your Fascia
Warning: This video contains footage of dissections of human bodies that may be disturbing for sensitive viewers. 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 › Read more
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 repetition of a set of › Read more
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 often directed upward; as you › Read more
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 little of the available martial › Read more
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: the morality of deed and › Read more
Some Remarks About Sparring
Taijiquan is an internal style of Chinese martial arts. All Chinese martial styles, after a thousand years of practice and experience, understand that in order to have an effective way of fighting, they must acquire the four skills of kicking, striking, wrestling, and Qin Na. The skills of kicking and striking are good for subduing › Read more

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.

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

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