Your Questions, Answered

Sifu William C. Phillips, direct student of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing and Tai Chi practitioner with over 40 years of experience, answers YOUR Tai Chi questions!

March 15, 2017

Using Tai Chi for Relaxation in Daily Life

Most of us who practice Tai Chi are well-aware of how relaxing it can be – WHILE we are practicing it! What does it take to […]
March 15, 2017

The Elusiveness of Traditional Chinese Teaching

The way Tai Chi and other martial arts have traditionally been taught in China has often raised some eyebrows in the West. Let’s try to understand […]
March 15, 2017

Tai Chi’s “Hidden” Secrets

In every martial art, people search for the “secrets” – the elusive techniques that are shrouded in mystery. But in Tai Chi, these “hidden” skills aren’t […]
March 15, 2017

How Long Does It Take to Learn Tai Chi Form?

This week’s question comes from an anonymous inquirer, who asks, “How long does it take to learn Tai Chi?” That is a relative question. The first […]
March 15, 2017

What Made Cheng Man-Ch’ing So Brilliant and Influential to So Many People?

Here is a question from Rachel in Michigan. She asks: “Having met the man himself, (Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing) what do you think made him so brilliant […]
March 15, 2017

What should you think about when you do Tai Chi?

I suppose if I was the kind of teacher who enjoyed being cryptic,I could simply answer this question with “so much, and yet, so little!” But, […]