William C. Phillips

March 17, 2017

Music and Tai Chi Form

Music soothes the savage beast… but what will it do for the calm of Tai Chi? Peter from Davenport, IA asks: “I have heard conflicting things […]
March 17, 2017

Preparation for Tai Chi Form – A Beginner’s View

Of course, how one performs Tai Chi form is important, but also of great importance is how one prepares to do the form. This week’s question […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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
Chinese house in the mountains

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 […]