About Taijiquan - Welcome To Peter's Taijiquan Home Page Welcome to my home page. My name is Peter Lim Tian Tek. These web pages are dedicated to the art of Taijiquan which I have practiced since I was a young boy. Over the years I've collected a modest library of literature on Taijiquan, both English language and Chinese language works. These articles are offered here freely for the benefit of the Taijiquan community. This site is still under construction and more material will be put up in due time. A Word Of Thanks To My Teachers I'd like to thank and acknowledge my teachers whose strict teachings and strong moral character have been inspirational and essential to my martial arts development. Taijiquan History And Development By Peter Lim Tian Tek Part 1: The Origin Theories Part 2: The Martial Arts Practiced In the Chen Village Part 3: The Development Of Chen Style Taijiquan Part 4: The Development Of Yang Style Taijiquan Part 5: The Development Of Wu Yu Xiang Style Taijiquan Part 6: The Development Of Wu Jian Quan Style Taijiquan The Form Awards
T'ai chi ch'uan Medical research has found evidence that t'ai chi is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits in older people. Overview . T'ai chi ch'uan theory and practice evolved in agreement with many Chinese philosophical principles, including those of Taoism and Confucianism. T'ai chi ch'uan training involves five elements, taolu (solo hand and weapons routines/forms), neigong & qigong (breathing, movement and awareness exercises and meditation), tuishou (response drills) and sanshou (self defence techniques). It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Some other forms of martial arts require students to wear a uniform during practice. The study of t'ai chi ch'uan primarily involves three aspects: Name T'ai chi ch'uan / Taijiquan is formed by the combination of three Chinese characters (hanzi): Historic origin
Essential Tai Chi Principles | Tai Chi for Health Institute © Copyright Tai Chi Productions 2007. All rights reserved, no part of this article may be reproduced in any forms or by any means, without permission in writing, except for non-profit educational purpose. For example: you can photocopy this article for a paying student or participant as long as this article is not included as part of your charge. Tai chi is a sophisticated art with many different styles and forms. Here we present the most important ones. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. To loosen the spine, imagine it’s a string, and that you’re gently stretching it from both ends. 6. Related Articles:
YMAA Homepage - A meeting place for all interested in Martial Arts, Qigong, Health and Wellness Tai Chi Principles | Great Grand Master Kellen Chia The Correct Internal Principles of Tai Chi by Great Grand Master Kellen Chia May 7, 2006 Circular And Spiralling Movement All Tai Chi movements are circular and spiralling; the circularity of Tai Chi corresponds with the structure of the human body, and allows unbroken continuous movements; the spiralling of Tai Chi works in perfect consonance with all of the body's systems because the Chi is spiralling around the body. Slowness And Timing The slow, continuous, circular, smooth, flowing movements of Tai Chi are conducive for Chi to flow in a very healing way, thus balancing any imbalances, eliminating any blockages, and healing any damage. Timing is also crucial in Tai Chi. Here comes the crunch: all of this must come naturally from within the body. Sung Sung (pronounced soong) means to completely relax mentally and physically; releasing any tension in the mind and body. At all times the mind, Chi and the earth must be connected with every movement created by the body. Rooting Connection
Mahasatipatthana Sutta - Preamble Mahasatipatthana Sutta Preamble Thus have I heard note1. The Bhagava note2 was at one time residing at the market-town called Kammasadhamma in the Kuru country note3. There the Bhagava addressed the bhikkhus note4 saying "O, Bhikkhus", and they replied to him, "Bhadante," note5 . Then the Bhagava said: Bhikkhus, this is the one and the only way note6 for the purification (of the minds) of beings, for overcoming sorrow and lamentation, for the cessation note7 of physical and mental pain note8 , for attainment of the Noble Paths note9 . and for the realization of Nibbana note10. What are these four?
Basic Tai Chi Concepts Basic Tai Chi Concepts When practicing the Tai Chi Form there are many things to pay attention to. You can find some of them in Sifu William C. Phillips' Ten Essential Points of Practice. Here are some additional things to remember: The importance of moving slowly through the form cannot be overemphasized. Do not expect to be able to watch all of these at the same time.
Swami A swami (Sanskrit: स्वामी svāmī [sʋaːmiː]) sometimes abbreviated “sw.” is an ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order founded by some religious teacher. It is believed to be originally used for the ones who were initiated into to the Advaita Vedanta movement started by Adi Shankara.[not in citation given] The usage of this word is not just for a yogi but also used for a religious guru, with or without disciples. The Oxford English Dictionary gives the etymology as Hindi svāmī master, lord, prince, used by Hindus as a term of respectful address, < Sanskrit svāmin in same senses, also the idol or temple of a god. In the Bengali language, the word (pronounced [ˈʃami]), while carrying its original meaning, has a dual meaning of “husband”.
Tuishou (Pushing Hands) - 24 Videos Saturday 15 Mar 2014 22:12 | Humour | Permalink A diversion.If Dirty Harry did tai chi..... Ian Sinclair The greatest challenge when teaching a profound art is getting students who want to learn the art, who also want to learn it from you, and who are suitable students for you. Not every teacher is right for every student, and not every student is right for every school.As teachers gain experience and insight, they learn to discern more quickly the appropriateness of aspiring students for a particular This is one of the most important lessons I have ever taught. Wednesday 01 Jan 2014 01:21 | News Events | Permalink 2013 was a year of many failures and some successes for TaiChiCentral.com. This article was originally written in November 2011. I have noticed many similarities between ballroom dancing and taiji prinicples of movement.
8 Limbs of Yoga - Eight Elements West 2 Niyama – Observances – reverence for your home Yama sets the stage for Niyama, for doing right. Cleansing sets the stage for right activities and energies to take root. Niyama is concerned with discipline and spiritual observances – how we treat ourselves, or begin to cultivate the inner being. These are sometimes called observances, the do’s, or the thou -shalts. Purity: Sauca All of the 8 elements ! Contentment: Santosa • Appreciate what you have. • Appreciate who you are. • Appreciate the small things every day. • Seek happiness in the moment, take responsibility for where you are, and choose to grow from there. • Live graciously. Austerity: Tapas heat Show Disciplined use of energy, in body, speech, and mind. Attention to body posture, attention to eating habits, attention to breathing patterns – these are all tapas. Study of the sacred text and one’s self: Svadhyaya Read Sacred texts that are relevant to you and inspire and teach you.
Simplified Standard 24 Movement T'ai Chi Ch'uan Form (Yang 24 Taijiquan): Bibliography, Lessons, Lists, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes, Instuctions. Videos Online Descriptions and Instructions for the 24 Movements Performance Time Strategies for Learning the Tai Chi 24 Form Cloud Hands Website Cloud Hands Blog Disclaimer Cloud Hands Homepage T'ai Chi Ch'uan: National 24 FormStandard Simplified Taijiquan Version, 24 Movements, 1956, Yang Style Taijiquan24 Short Form, Simplified Tai Chi, Standard Beijing Taijiquan 24 Form, Chinese National 24 Form Taiji Chen Chang Xing (1771-1853) developed the Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) Old Frame, First Routine. In 1956, the National Physical Culture and Sports Commission of the People's Republic of China, under the leadership of the Taijiquan Committee Chairperson, Professor Li Tian Ji, developed standardized and simplified versions of many T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) forms. The Standard Simplified Beijing 24 Taijiquan Form was based on the Yang Family style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, as epitomized by Yang Cheng Fu. Other shortened versions of T'ai Chi Ch'uan long forms are also practiced. Dr. .
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