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Peng the First Energy

Tai Chi consists of the 13 postures, five stepping and eight energies.  The eight energies are Peng, Lui, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, and Kao or Ward Off, Rollback, Press, Settle the Wrists (oftimes translated as Push), Pluck, Rend (seperate), Elbow, Bump, as translated in English. All of the techniques in Tai Chi can be categorized under one of these

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Master Chen Youze Push Hands Workshop

At the Arnold in Columbus March 2015 Master Chen Youze explains some push hands fundamentals. Neutralizing, not fighting incoming force with force but allowing it to continue on it’s path connecting to it without disrupting it, guiding it. Using the eight energies Peng, Lui, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou and Kao or Ward off, Rollback, Press, Push (settle the wrists), Pluck,

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“Why is Tai Chi So Healthy?”

Why is Tai Chi so healthy? If you’ve heard of Tai Chi then chances are you’ve heard about its’ health benefits. In fact I would venture to say that you’ve probably heard more about it being healthy than you have about it being a martial art. The truth is Tai Chi Chuan is and always was a martial art. This

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Getting Started in Tai Chi/Philosophy

Tai Chi and Chi Kung or Taiji and Qigong, they are the same words pronounced slightly different. These are foreign words to most Westerners although today they are gaining in popularity as more and more people begin to understand the health benefits of these ancient Chinese practices. These two arts are similar and usually practiced together. Both incorporate deep breathing

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Chris BurnettGetting Started in Tai Chi/Philosophy

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