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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 […]

Authentic Practice of Nei Gong

Authentic Practice of Nei Gong

What is and is not internal practice, or more popularly known as internal Kungfu? This is of great interest to some, whether a person is just learning that there are deeper and more profound arts well beyond the concept of punching and kicking, throwing, or grappling; and that these practices yield many abilities that could be classified as super-normal, the subject is broad and complex and for the most part filled with special nomenclature (specialized […]

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 […]