Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School Blog

Lessons in Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Lessons in Patience

Lessons in Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Lessons in Patience

Taijiquan and patience: a keyword in tai chi (taijiquan) is patience. Doing the slow movements makes you slow down. You have to slow down. After only a few lessons in tai chi (taijiquan) you will experience how good it feels when your heartbeat, your breathing, your whole metabolism becomes calmer. Because you have to focus on […]

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan in Yangshuo, China.

Practicing Chen style Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan in Yangshuo, China.

Taiji (tai chi) as a practice, meaning “grand ultimate” or “grand extreme”, first appeared in Yi Jing (Scripture of Changes); quan, meaning “fist”, is a word used as a suffix in the Chinese language to denote a certain martial art system. Traditional Chen Taijiquan is widely acknowledged as the oldest ancestor of all other Taijiquan […]

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.

Understanding the complex History of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art and healing practice.

One of the best web pages I have seen that discusses the complex “History of Tai Chi Chuan” is that provided by Tai Chi Wizard which you can read in full here. Of course much of the early origins is shrouded in mystery and much of the story is guess work. I am sure there […]