Some people practice Taijiquan primarily for self-defence or fighting, and others are more interested in its beneficial effects on physical and mental health. The true taijiquan schools from a traditional lineage impart their training within a martial art context, even if a majority of their students profess that they are only interested in learning for the claimed health benefits.
Click on to see short video clip on Chenjiagou sword display. Large movie clip, if you are using dial up connection, it will take years to download.
Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang in Ireland.
Grandmaster Zhu, Tian Cai in El Paso TX.
More info in the Events page for this month
Members can now announce taijiquan events in the event section. Just log in and add your events….. anything from Annual Competition, New Classes, Seminars, workshops….
I think I’ll be storing all those Taijiquan and Fitness Tips I’ve written so far – HERE -, so anyone can browse through if they feel like it.
Why do I keep harping about Taojiquan and Fitness like an old nag??? Well, it’s because there are proven benefits to be had from working out regularly! Just to repeat ad-nauseum here so it really gets into your brain …
The chinese Yin Yang symbol aka Taiji Symbol is by now synomymous with Taijiquan. You would never believe it but the Taiji symbol was not an aribitrary symbol birthed out of someone’s imagination. It was actually plotted from the shadow of a pole stuck in the ground as the sun rotated. The contrasting light and dark portions actually denote seasonal changes on the earth.
Here’s an interesting tidbit. The biomechanics behind Chenjiagou Taijiquan’s Fa Jing may be explained using plyometrics. Now, what is this plyometrics? Read more
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