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Just passing through

Those having an interest in taiji who happen to be in the area.  Your more than welcomed to stop by. 如果你對太極感興趣且剛好在新竹市區, 歡迎到我們的練習場地。 While not directly associated with any one taiji style the focus of this work is to help lead one in achieving inner and outer freedom through movement aligned with classical Chinese thought   commonly […]

Thunder & Lightning

雷與閃電 Bright light, crashing sound,  deep night. 閃光、雷聲、深夜 The O.O.D.A  loop 觀察-導向­-決策-行動 的O.O.D.A迴圈 Describes a way of understanding body mind interactions when called to act. “The approach favors agility over raw power in dealing with human opponents in any endeavor.” O.O.D.A迴圈描述一種用於瞭解行動時身體與心靈如何互動的方式。“在對手為人時,這種方式強調的是敏捷靈活而不是原始的力量。” Not Even a Hair Can Be Entered 毫髮不能入 “Interval” is when two things come […]

Balance

Central equilibrium, the force of equilibrium.   MIYOKO SHIDA RIGOLO –ZEN JAPANESE DANCER   Watching her movements one should understand that she is part of the demo.  She must be empty, in other words, she must remove her self from the demo in order to allow “it” to achieve its own equilibrium through her.   […]

There is no taiji

“Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. .”That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Boy: Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.” “男孩:不要試圖想彎曲湯匙。那是不可能的。 相反地只是試著去認識真相。Neo:這是什麼道理?男孩:沒有湯匙。Neo:沒有湯匙?男孩:那麼你會發現不是湯匙彎曲,只是你自己彎曲。” “To try and realize the truth.”   […]

Restoring force

回復力 ” Stand like a balanced scale and rotate actively like a wheel. ” 立如平準、活似車輪 Use no more then 4oz in dealing with others, do not allow more then 4oz to be felt on ones self.  Taiji is no less then one yin, one yang, combined with out separation. 不加四兩以上於對方,也不讓自我感受多於四兩。 太極不外乎一陰一陽、陰陽相濟。 ” Stand like a balanced scale […]

Master Zhang Yongliang

I was introduced to Master Zhang through a student of his David Kong, who had a push hand group in San Francisco many years ago. 認識張師傅是透過他的一個學生孔大衛。孔大衛多年前在舊金山組織了一個推手團體。 In meeting Master Zhang, his teaching and skill sets were so different and unique, I would spend the next ten years to this day following and studying from him, […]

A day in the park

Winter time,  a local Xingyi teacher takes a nap.  The others in Master Zhang’s group go about their practices while he sleeps. 在冬天練拳前,我們會掃雪,地面非常硬且寒冷。冬季的某一天,當地的形意拳師傅在打盹兒。 張師傅的學生們在他睡覺時仍進行他們的練習。 Master Zhang,  training our group in the park.  In his 90s at the time of the clip. 張師傅在公園裡教我們練拳。 在拍攝此影片時他已經九十幾歲了。 His style of training was very informal preferring to  let the art […]

Mind

意念 Often people ask about where they should put their mind, it should not be on ones self, the other or on the contact point…the writings of the Zen Master,  talks in terms of sword practice,  in principle its the same idea for the same reasons. The practice of taiji  frees ones mind, and body.  […]

Form does not differ from Emptiness Emptiness does not differ from Form.

Leonardo’s drawing combines a careful reading of the ancient text with his own observation of actual human bodies.   “Form does not differ from Emptiness 般若波羅蜜多心經註述 知定註述 And Emptiness does not differ from Form. Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form.” The empty space shown by the  circle. Field of awareness or qi field that […]