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. […]

24 step form

The 24 step form “The form was the result of an effort by the Chinese Sports Committee, which, in 1956, brought together four t’ai chi teachers – Chu Guiting, Cai Longyun, Fu Zhongwen, and Zhang Yu – to create a simplified form of t’ai chi as exercise for the masses.” The 24 step is used […]

what is taiji

(In modern usage the term 太極,t’ai chi / taiji (unless further qualified as in “taiji philosophy” or “taiji diagram”) is now commonly understood, both in the West and in mainland China, to refer to the martial art and exercise system. However, the term has its origins in Chinese philosophy. The word taiji translates to “great pole/goal” or “supreme ultimate”, […]