Taijiquan

Taijiquan

The Real Method of Parry and Punch in Yang Taijiquan

Art by Xiao Yang Harkins

Basic Method of the Punch and Parry

Although the method seems rather straightforward there are many nuances involved.  The first mistake often made is to see the method as expressed in the drawing shown to the left.  Why a mistake?  Because the method of Taijiquan requires the understanding that the end of one technique is the beginning of the next and there is a lot of content following the resolution of the prior method.  Assuming you […]

Tai Chi in Plano at the meetup intensive training sessions

A real workout

Everyone is learning that training at the meet up intensive is just that.  Intense! Thursdays at the Plano location provides the opportunity to participate at whatever level you are at and provide a challenge.  The environment is intimate with special thanks to the traditional Chinese Dance location at K Ave. north of legacy. By utilizing two studio areas and keeping both spaces active the Wujido students if they are able can train for extended periods and with one […]

Creating an Internal Structure Through Torso Methods

Taijiquan: Beginning Torso Methods

The following is a monograph submitted by Josh Hart edited by Dr. Harkins Dashi headmaster of the Wujido Institute.  Josh Hart is a Senior “Da Ge” in the Taijiquan Department at the Wujido Institute.

One of the key elements in the practice of Taijiquan is application of a set of principles variously referred to as the body or “torso methods” which is a kind of internal template of arranging or ordering the body both internally […]

Yang family Taijiquan

 

One of the most famous and popular of all the Chinese Internal martial arts systems today is the Yang family Taijiquan. So famous in fact that it is considered a category all its own.  Not often does one hear of it as a martial art but only as “Tai Chi” or Taijiquan.  Taijiquan is considered one of the 3 famous nei-jia (Internal Kungfu Styles) of China. It has a good reputation as a extremely effective system of health and fitness […]