Tag Archives: Tai Chi

Seven Experiences of Martial Training

Nowadays, everyone seems to want a practice. But the fact that martial arts practice has a path all its own may result in some disappointment to those seeking a casual gym-style experience. Such deep practice can render unexpected results. The … Continue reading

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Martial Basics: Not What You Think

Everything starts with basics. And when you are young and/or just beginning a long term study of expertise, whether your taste runs to the piano or the basketball hoop, there is always a sentinel line of basics to be crossed … Continue reading

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What you should know before you start a Tai Chi class

I love teaching Tai Chi, and I especially love introducing this beautiful health promoting martial art to beginners. But many people start out with some ideas that are not only wrong, but prevent them from sticking with the practice long … Continue reading

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Warming Up the Martial Way

Due to the nature of Kung Fu the first thing to say about warm ups is that some people don’t believe in them. There are even some famous teachers who see no value at all in warm ups. Some of … Continue reading

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Reeling Silk: What is it?

Reeling silk is one of the core principles of authentic Kung Fu practice… ALL authentic Kung Fu practice… Continue reading

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What We Teach

Just for your information, here is a partial list of the wide range of information available at the Academy of Martial and Internal Arts… Continue reading

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30? 40? 50? plus…

Can you really get anything from the martial arts after the age of 30 or 40 or higher? Continue reading

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Instructor Profile: Jim Mullen

Every man and woman travels through the martial arts by himself or herself. The journey is nothing if not personal and often intimate. For Jim Mullen, one of our top teachers, the journey has been a long one and, as … Continue reading

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What is Bagua Zhang…

It is often said that the martial studies are about fighting. This is hardly the whole story any more than mathematics is about adding up your shopping receipt. Continue reading

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Getting Out of Your Own [Wu] Wei

It’s probably happened to all of us at least once. That unsettling moment when you look at a word you’ve just written and then question its spelling – even though you’ve used it countless times before – because now it … Continue reading

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Instructor Profile: Peter Thelin

Peter Thelin, a Tai Chi Chuan teacher here at the Academy and a student of Ba Gua Zhang, recently left us after studying and teaching here for many years. Much loved, he was a light and an inspiration to Academy … Continue reading

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Mindfullness: Part Two

Chinese traditional beliefs recognize “Three treasures of Life”: Jing, Chi and Shen (Essence, vital Energy and Spirit). An alchemy can occur with these treasures: a co-dependence enhancing the quality of life. These beliefs emphasize the practical and focus on simplicity.

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Q & A: Practicing Kung Fu

Q & A with Shihfu: ASPECTS OF PRACTICE

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