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Tai Chi vs mma

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why would you choose to practice Tai Chi Chuan when modern MMA training available? In the last couple of years a Chinese MMA practitioner has been going around in China and fighting (and KO’ing) a number of traditional martial arts practitioners. In most ways this is not a terrible thing, because he is on…

Tai Chi vs Yoga

 Should you take up Tai Chi or Yoga? Since the mid to late 90’s Yoga has become a very popular fitness class or activity for many people. It’s popularity seems to have grown steadily since then and can now be found in purpose built studios and fitness centres everywhere. Tai Chi on the other hand,…

Tai Chi videos worth watching

Some of the best (and worst) Tai Chi videos i’ve come across. There are a lot of Tai Chi videos available online which can help to train your ‘eye’. The old Tai Chi classics advise you to ‘carefully discriminate’ in selecting your training methods and training environment. When you’re a beginner it’s very difficult to…

Neigong training demonstration

Neigong training discussion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”78932,78931″ img_size=”large” title=”A demonstration of Tai Chi Neigong power”][vc_column_text] Training in the 24 Yin and Yang neigong exercises of Tai Chi is a core practice of advanced Tai Chi training In a martial situation, the effective use of force is a fundamental requirement. Techniques that are issued accurately and with focussed power are…

Tai chi pad work

Kung training: Martial conditioning

Kung training develops a predatory, aggressive and confident mindset for combat and self defence (only) ‘The spirit is like that of a cat about to catch a rat’, Tai chi classics Far too many practitioners of Tai Chi Chuan have far too much faith in the power of softness. Yes it is a critical part…

Tai chi fighting drill training

Tai Chi fighting methodology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The first step is to develop deep familiarity with the Tai Chi fighting applications Classical Wudang Tai Chi Chuan contains 48 techniques that contain practical ways of applying the ideas of the thirteen tactics whilst incorporating the fundamental yin yang principle. Each of the drills can be viewed as a technique or drilling, training method, often…

Tai Chi push hands

Tai Chi pushing hands techniques

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How does Tai Chi pushing hands work? Combat and self defence can simply be viewed as a battle of wills as well as the changes and uses of physical forces.  In Tai Chi Chuan we have an entire repertoire of exercises designed to train you in the deployment of the Ba Jin (eight powers)…

London Tai Chi classes

Wudang tai chi long form training

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Wudang Tai Chi long form has two methods of practice. It is generally learned in the ‘square’ format initially. The techniques of the square form are clearly set, with precise starts and stops. There is a 1,2,3 count to the practicing of the movements. Once the square form has been learned, memorised and a…

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