According to my Taijiquan styles survey, the Cheng Manching 37 form is one of the most practiced forms. I guess that is because Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing, 鄭曼青, 1902-1975) was one of the first to bring Taijiquan to the West. And many of his students are still active, teaching, and writing books. Continue reading
Once you figure out what Qi Gong is, you will notice that there are many Qi Gong forms. There is not only one Qi Gong style, but many sets: Qi Gong exercises for all kinds of issues and gazillions of Qi Gong movements. Because Qi Gong moves have been practiced for thousands of years and obviously that leads to a vast variety. Continue reading
There are a lot of Cheng Manching books – some written by the Professor himself, others by his students and some translated even after his death.
(Just in case that you don’t know yet: Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing) was a student of Yang Chengfu. Moving to New York in 1964 he is considered the one who brought Taijiquan to the West. He taught until his death in 1975. As some of his students are still alive and actively promoting his Tai Chi in the USA and all around the world, his 37 postures form is still very popular.)
Because there are so many books available, I decided to devide them in books written by Cheng Manching himself, by his students and by others. Continue reading
Do you have a friend who loves Qi Gong? Or are you looking for a Qi Gong gift for your teacher?
Actually one does not need a lot of things to do Qi Gong. That’s what I really like about it.
But what if you don’t want to simply hand over a class voucher (which would be a nice idea actually!)? Well, I researched for some nice Qi Gong gift ideas for you. I am sure you’ll find something suitable (just click on the pictures)! Continue reading
Do you know someone who loves Tai Chi (also Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan) and you want to give him/her a gift? Because it’s Christmas or his birthday or just because you like pushing hands with her? I have collected many Tai Chi gift ideas, from common things like T-Shirts to music and even statues. Continue reading