Most people know about Tai Chi (also Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan) because they have seen some old Chinese people moving slowly in a park in a documentary about China. But what about a Tai Chi documentary? Once you a are biten by the Tai Chi bug, you want to know more about the art, the history, the background.
I spent many Saturday nights watching one Tai Chi documentary after the other (poor me 😉 ). Thus now I can tell you what they are about and which I liked the most! Continue reading
There are a lot of Cheng Manching videos on Youtube. However, I found that they often show the same video only with different music or voice in it.
(If you don’t know who Cheng Manching is: It is said that Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing, student of Yang Chengfu) is the one who brought Taijiquan to the West. He moved to New York in 1964 and taught intensely until his death in 1975. Some of his students are still alive and actively promoting his Tai Chi in the USA and all around the world.)
In the videos below you will not only find Cheng Manching showing the 37 form or his sword form, but there are also videos from his Tai Chi classes as well as interviews with some of his students. Continue reading
I truly enjoy watching TED talks. It’s so much better than watching another episode of Big Bang Theory… So I searched for what I think are the best TED talks somehow related to Taijiquan, Qi Gong and Meditation. Continue reading
Imagine you have 10 minutes spare time (if you have only 5 minutes, click here). What will you do? Watch TV? Read? Clean up? Call a friend? I suggest: do some Qi Gong! I’ve compiled some videos with Qi Gong exercises that take only 10 minutes. They are easy to follow and you need no equipment. Just get up and move! Continue reading
One of the reasons why I write this blog is that I want more people to know what Taijiquan is. My mission is that one day I will not look into blank faces anymore when I say what I do. I want everyone to have tried what Taijiquan is. Right now, most people simply think about “old Chinese people in a park” and most likely they’ve seen that in some documentary about China. Continue reading