Tag Archives: Taijiquan

Should you call your Tai Chi teacher “Sifu”?

When you want to learn Tai Chi, you will notice many more or less strange things. People wearing silk pajamas as martial arts clothes, Yin Yang symbols and martial arts weapons everywhere, not to speak of all the strange Chinese words (e.g. 太極拳 or 氣功). And if you’ve read your fare share of martial arts books and movies, you probably ask yourself: should I call my teacher “Sifu”? Continue reading

Why it’s important to practice what you’ve learnt in Taijiquan or Qi Gong class

Qialance blogger Angelika Fritz with Chen Bin at a Chen style Taijiquan workshopRecently 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

My story about practicing Qi Gong and Taijiquan/Tai Chi during pregnancy

Are you one of the women who wonder if you can practice Qi Gong and Taijiquan/Tai Chi during pregnancy? Even though I cannot give you any medical advice, I am a mother of two wonderful children. And I would love to share my own personal story about doing Qi Gong and Tai Chi during pregnancy. Continue reading