Tai chi routines are not intended to merely teach you specific martial techniques, but to deconstruct the elements of engagement. What does this mean? Martial techniques, like strikes, throws, kicks, joint manipulation, and grappling, depend on more than strength, speed, and conditioning. They are built on an awareness and understanding vectors, levers, structure, force, power, . . . read more
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I have just posted a workout based on the first 24 lessons, covering the “four directions” (Peng, Lu, Ji, An), some basic silk reeling, and the left and right axial rotations. The workout is an hour long, and involves a lot of thigh work. So, take it easy. With tai chi practice, you should practise . . . read more