Tag Archive for 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 […]

Yang Taijiquan 101: Opening and Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail

3rd Generation Yang Taiji

Although the theory and methods of the Taiji method of boxing are extremely deep and penetrating, anyone can learn it and the benefits are universally known and agreed upon.  As with many things in life it takes many years to master the methods of Taijiquan no matter what style you practice.  It is also true that there are many variations to the Yang family style with some being very close to the original and others not so […]

Wujido: Online Training

Online Training in Martial Arts has arrived

The Wujido family now provides the martial arts community, both the beginner and advanced practitioner with articles, online training, media that is designed to deepen your knowledge and perfection of the most profound aspects of martial arts of any style from the perspective of one of the highest ranked masters in the world.  Fundamentals are the foundation upon which mastery is achieved.  Without fundamentals mastery is a pipe dream, a specious claim and […]

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 […]

Kungfu; red pill or blue pill?

Kungfu; red pill or blue pill?

In the beginning it is not uncommon for a person to look at martial arts with a bias, being there are so many misconceptions about what it is a person can accomplish and how it is that a person can go about getting there.  There is the wide array of what is in the public domain, and then there are the trade secrets that accompany almost any kind of martial art or combat sport.  […]

BaGua Zhang

White Ape Offers Fruit

Many years ago there was a student who had dedicated years of his life to master the “traditional” forms of (Qingdai) Wushu such as Choileifut, Hungquan, Wingchun, he approached a highly respected and revered master and inquired of him how to take his practice to a higher level as there seemed to be something missing. The old man said, “You have done well, but you should practice one of the profound schools of boxing”.  One of those […]

Classes and Seminars

Wujido Institute Class Schedule

Classes are offered weekly Monday – Thursday and Saturday. The following is a schedule of those classes.  Private training is also offered. Individuals desiring private training should contact the front office for more information.  3 programs are offered to the public.  Wujido (Quan fa), Yang family Taijiquan,  Wujiquan (Chinese Wuyi).  Currently no Seminars are scheduled.  If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for upcoming seminars indicate in your contact information.

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the Unique Principle of Wujido

The Six Harmonies and 8 Methods

The genesis of Wujido arose from the summer of 1990 in Dallas Texas during intensive research into the common principles in what we will call the “essence” of Bushido and the ancient Wuyi principles expressed in the Wuxing (five elements fist). The research was part of a “post-graduate” thesis/dissertation and subsequent presentation for 8th Dan examination (1990) The title of the dissertation was “Wujido”. In this synthesis a great many theories and principles were tested […]

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 […]