Quintessentially Taijiboxing is more about a feeling than a description of a particular form of martial art. It describes a certain state of being, this feeling is more a kin to being in a state of Taiji rather than outwardly doing the Taiji form. This rediscovery came to me on two separate occasion this year in two completely unrelated circumstances, so I thought I to share with my fellow Taiji players. Taiji boxers Maio Dao saber balance and stability Taijiboxing is a extension of the original martial arts discipline commonly known as Taijiquan(Taichi Chaun). This art combines aspects of both combative techniques as well as defensive techniques from an external as well as internal perspective, thus providing a unique avenue for applications like personal protection and on going health benefits. Taijiboxing is both an internal discipline and external art form. We utilize aspects from all four major family styles of Taijiquan, including Chen, Wu, Sun and primarily Yang style. We focus a lot of our training on four major tenants; form, function, feeling, forgetting. This allows each person to develop independently but at a progressive steady rate, which is proportionate to their own needs and levels of awareness. This provides…
The way of Perfect Harmony!! Books are what the world values as representing the Tao. But books are only words, and the valuable part of words is the thought therein contained. That thought has a certain bias which cannot be conveyed in words, yet the world values words as being the essence of books. But though the world values them, they are not of value:as in which the world values them is not the sense in which they are valuable. (Chuang Tsuz, 4th century b.c.e(1) Chuang Tzu – From the Beauty category: All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten. The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten. (Chuang Tzu) Han Dynasty jade ring of a chi ? Easy is right. Begin right, and you will be easy. Continue easy and you are right… The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy. (Chuang Tzu) Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be…
The Origins of Qi Gung Many people have many theories and methods on the origins and theory of the practice and usage of Qi kung. I was taught and believe that it is simply a mindful integration of” breath work” and” spiritual clarity”: This however is not as easy as it may sound, and requires effort, and practice and lots of patient persistence. One of the key factors which is required is a clear sense of ” Focus” “Intention “and” Attention” to the mind ,body, and spiritual aspect of ones self awareness. This requires continuous effort and mindful practice this can only be attained through “passive detachment from ones Ego, and one self perception of our “emotional shackles” this is very difficult as most of us are not aware of this “clutter” that we call our personalities, opinions, ideas, or thoughts..although all of us are aware of and accept breathing as a natural extension of life. Qi and breathing are integrally connected but are not one and the same. Generally most of us do not breath efficiently, or actively: unless under duress, or in competitive sports, or a fearful situation; Hence the development of ill health, dis-ease and of course…
Hello my name is Dennis Pounall and I have been involved in Taijiquan for a number of years, and practicing martial arts for the last 30 years. I was introduced to martial arts by many teachers and influenced by a few. In my time of study I began to understand that martial arts is both a discipline and an Art Form. Pursuing the discipline, one should acquire a combination of proper instruction, adept understanding, and appropriate application. These factors along with a wholesome traditional foundation separates modern from traditional martial arts. In today’s society, the most challenging aspect of the arts are the recent drawbacks of modern lifestyle and global attitudes. To most young people today, the reasons for choosing and studying a martial art are quite variable. Some may see it as a way to become famous, the next winner of the ”Ultimate Fighting Championship” commonly known as the ”King of the Octagon”. Others may pursue another path where they choose the tournament circuit as their arena, and pursue recognition by winning trophies and titles… If a traditional approach is chosen, their should be some philosophy, some theology and some room for adaption and innovation. This allows both, the…
 

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