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Push hands Taiji Workshop at the 2014 Chinese American Olympics of Northern California

Push hands Taiji Workshop at the 2014 Chinese American Olympics of Northern California
 


August 9, 2014. This is the push hands workshop at the twelfth annual Chinese American Olympics of Northern California. 北加州華人體育. This opening of last year can be found here:

http://youtu.be/0Lvlp-yorvk

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, Part 8, Trunk is 50% Weight

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, Part 8, Trunk is 50% Weight

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, part 8. In this video I will share with you my own practice tips for the beginners.
In his book, Master Zhuanghong Wang discussed the body weight very often. So this time I am focusing on the majority of our body weight: the trunk which is over 50% of our body weight. This is the low hanging fruit, we could easily make improvement fast.

Sometimes your master teaches you 10 ways to practice, maybe only one of them work for you because students have different background and body conditions. The best practice is having a good master feeding you the correct force, however most of the time we are on our own. Many of the things I shared in the videos are not the traditional Tai Chi training, sometimes even they are the “wrong” moves, but I believe those “wrong” moves could speed up your progress. In this video, I am not trying to achieve the goal of Tai Chi push hands, because that is a very tough goal. This video I am only trying to reach the goal of increasing the size of your motor cortex (corresponding to the control of 50% of your body weight).

However this video may not be for everyone. Some people are very faithful in terms of one style practice, other people try to find short cuts. Both kind of people may reach their goal, see the link for “Learn Anything” video http://youtu.be/mLaJzvMobr0

Are you into training aids? This video also includes one demo to construct a training device. They are really intended for the very beginners. Please leave comments below if you are interested in testing some of the devices (however if not many people are interested, we may not pursuit further).

Hope other people can contribute more training ideas and let us know why they work for you.

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https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=169
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-7/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=139
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-6/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=124
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-5/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=106
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-4/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=97
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-3/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=91
https://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-2/
part 1 of this series is at
https://basks.com/tai_chi_push_hands_beginners/
https://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39

“Water Tai Chi Dialogue”, Excerpts in English, Part 8

“Water Tai Chi Dialogue”, Excerpts in English, Part 8

Part 8 is section 8 of the book, page 96-104. Captions are provided, you may view the captions by clicking the [CC] in your video player.
This contains some key points, translated into English, from the book “王氏水性太极拳讲记”. See the link at https://basks.com/resources/
The book is in Chinese. It is a record of conversations between Water Tai Chi founder Master Zhuanghong Wang and his students. I thought this would be good for people who can’t read Chinese to learn something about Water Tai Chi. Even for people who read Chinese, this may save you some time. Of course the risks are I have either translation errors or mis-interpret the intention of the contents. If you search the title “Water Tai Chi”, you may see some scantily clad lady performing Tai Chi in water +, that is the wrong book, make sure you go to https://basks.com/resources/ to find the link to real water tai ji (though the book title is not called water tai chi on Amazon.com).
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Sun Style Tai Chi

Sun Style Tai Chi


Sun style t’ai chi ch’uan was developed by Sun Lutang (孫祿堂). Sun style is not as common as Chen or Yang style, but we should not lose our national treasure.
It is good for your health. Older people like it for the geriatric exercise and martial arts therapy. For only under 4 minutes, it is also fast and efficient use of time.
Practicing 4 minutes a day is not long, it may save you the time for frequently visiting your doctors.

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