Tai Chi Articles

Are you past the basics and ready for the really good stuff? Thoughtful treatments of subjects from essentials to Push Hands, meditation to Taoism. Our articles weigh in on these subjects and many more.

February 28, 2016

Tai Chi Chuan As Meditation

In order to understand Tai Chi Chuan as meditation, it is first necessary to have a working definition of meditation. This obtained, we can see how […]
February 20, 2016

One Way of Practicing Form

 The quality of one’s Tai Chi form practice is dependent upon many factors. One important ability to cultivate, for instance, is that of letting your attention […]
February 18, 2016

The Nature of Push Hands Competition in America

The person who is able to physically dominate the opponent within the framework of the rules wins the push hands match. Sounds simple right? Wrong. The […]
February 17, 2016

Taoism and Tai Chi Chuan

Outside of Confucianism, Taoism is probably the most important and influential school of thought native to China. In almost direct contrast to the solemn gravity and […]
February 16, 2016

Why Do You Practice Tai Chi?

Why do you practice Tai Chi? Do you know? Do you remember? Why do you still practice it now? When was the last time you asked […]
February 15, 2016

Ten Essential Points of Practice for Tai Chi Chuan

William C. Phillips No matter how long we may have been practicing Tai Chi Chuan, be it weeks, months, years, or decades, these ten points are […]
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
The doctor sticks needles into the woman's body on the acupuncture, close-up view

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 […]