Recently I went to a workshop with Chen Bin, son of Chen Zhenglei. It was about the Chen style basics, so we did a lot of pole standing (Zhan Zhuang), Silk Reeling exercises (Chan Si Gong) and footwork.
And of course, Chen Bin talked to us about various other topics. Continue reading
Just imagine this: during a class your Taijiquan teacher says: “As I told you last week, this Qi Gong exercise is so important, you should practice it daily for 10 minutes. Who of you did it?”
Awkward silence. Continue reading
I guess everyone knows how important it is to practice Taijiquan and Qi Gong as often as possible. It is pretty clear: the more you practice the more you benefit from these moving arts.
Still, a lot do not practice as often as they’d like to. Are you one of them? Continue reading
When I started learning Tai Chi in 2004, I went to a school where it was not allowed to practice barefoot. So I started my quest to find the best Tai Chi shoes. Continue reading
So you probably heard that you should practice Taijiquan daily. But what is it exactly that the masters say about it? I collected some quotes from different Taijiquan masters about why you should practice Taijiquan daily.
Let’s start with Yang Chengfu: Continue reading