Articles and Other Writing

February 14, 2016

Tai Chi and Hypnotherapy: Complimentary Healing Modalities

Tai Chi has long been recognized as a highly effective means of finding relief from tension, stress and anxiety. By bringing the attention down into the […]
February 13, 2016

As Stanley Israel Used to Say… Just PUSH!

In most sports, there are standardized rules and methods of officiating that athletes can count on. They train in specialized ways that prepare them to compete […]
February 12, 2016

The True Transmission: Exploring the Controversy

What constitutes an “authentic” transmission in terms of martial arts and which individuals received that transmission from their teachers is one of the most controversial topics […]
February 11, 2016

Tai Chi Push Hands and Wing Chun Sticky Hands: A Comparison

As practiced in America, Tai Chi Push Hands is an exercise primarily designed to enhance a player’s ability to remain balanced while in contact with an […]
February 10, 2016
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Acupuncture and Fitness

When we think of Acupuncture, we often tend to think of a sedentary older person with a bad back who has tried everything else. And now […]
February 9, 2015

Supreme Ultimate Boxing: Considering Tai Chi Chuan In Its Original Martial Context

Over the years, I have noticed that, since Tai Chi and other “internal arts” have been promoted in the U.S. primarily for their health and energetic […]
February 8, 2015

Some Thoughts on the Passing of Two Masters

William C. Phillips This year (1998) Master Zhang Lu Ping and Master Jou Tsung Hwa have passed on. They will be missed. While they will be […]
March 16, 2012

Basic Tai Chi Concepts

When practicing the Tai Chi Form there are many things to pay attention to. You can find some of them in Sifu William C. Phillips’ Ten […]
March 15, 2012
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Recommended Reading

Want to know more about Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Taoism and Oriental Medicine? Here’s a listing of important texts you may wish to read to help […]
February 28, 2010

What is Tai Chi Chuan?

Tai Chi (also written as T’ai Chi, Taiji, Tai Chi Chuan, among others) is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from […]
February 27, 2010
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A Brief History of Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan has been handed down for generations through different families, since its creation by the legendary Taoist master Chang San-Feng during the Sung Dynasty […]
February 26, 2010

Postures of the Cheng Man-Ching Tai Chi Form

The number of postures in different Tai Chi styles varies greatly. The original Tai Chi form consisted of 13 postures, based on the 8 trigrams and […]