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  • snake style tai chi
    Snake Style Tai Chi – Ever heard of it?

    Snake Style Tai Chi It dawned on me recently when a friend mentioned the Snake Style Tai Chi to me, that I have never posted anything on this website...

    • 02/02/2016
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  • push hands lesson 10
    Push Hands Lesson 10

    Push Hands Lesson 10   Today is lesson 10 in our  Push Hands series, featuring Ian Sinclair’s training.  We have been watching Ian’s series because he is thorough, talented,...

    • 01/28/2016
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  • head injury report
    Martial Arts Head Injuries On The Rise

    Martial Arts Head Injuries   There are many different styles of martial arts and like tai chi for health, not all are combative.  However, accidents do happen in all walks...

    • 01/20/2016
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  • martial arts for anti-bullying
    Martial Arts for Anti-Bullying

    Martial Arts for Anti-Bullying Being in school is an exciting time for kids.  Teachers, socializing, learning new things, sports activities, and the dream of a career someday can be...

    • 01/13/2016
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  • Cheng Man-Ching Documentary
    Cheng Man-Ching Documentary

    Cheng Man-Ching Documentary This is to announce that a new Cheng Man-Ching Documentary titled  “The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West” is on schedule to be released very soon.   A kickstarter...

    • 01/11/2016
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  • push hands lesson 9
    Push Hands Lesson 9 , Outer Elbow Spiral & Roll

    In today’s installment of Push Hands lesson 9, Adrian and Ian show us a more challenging exercise called “Outer Elbow Spiral and Rolling”.   It becomes pretty apparent by now that we...

    • 01/10/2016
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  • push hands lesson 8
    Push Hands Lesson 8 Basic Neutralization

    Push Hands Lesson 8   This is the 8th lesson in the Push Hands series that we are featuring by instructor Ian Sinclair.  Push hands training is actually several...

    • 01/06/2016
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  • tai chi to improve sleep
    Tai Chi To Improve Sleep

    Tai Chi To Improve Sleep   I don’t know about you, but as an adult, I never had problems sleeping until I hit age 40.  I know some struggle...

    • 01/04/2016
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  • new year resolutions
    What Are Your New Year Resolutions?

    New Year Resolutions   OK folks, here we go again.  The New Year is upon us and for many (myself included), it is time to make a few New Year...

    • 12/31/2015
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  • mystery tai chi
    Who is this mystery tai chi player?

    Mystery tai chi player   This is a beautiful video I found, of a lady playing tai chi on a beach.   I love the photography, the video quality, the...

    • 12/30/2015
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  • narrated tai chi lesson
    30 min Narrated Tai Chi Lesson with Demonstration

    Any student of learning who is interested to know more about tai chi history, as well as watching some forms played out, would enjoy this video. Sit...

    • 12/28/2015
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  • Tai Chi Pushing Hands
    Tai Chi Pushing Hands – Lsn 7

    Tai Chi Pushing Hands Today’s Tai Chi Pushing Hands  (Tuishou) lesson is a refinement of the 4- Hands exercise we learned the other day in lesson 6.  Here, Ian shows...

    • 12/21/2015
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  • inspiration
    Inspiration – from Mark Twain

      Inspirational quote by Mark Twain

    • 12/19/2015
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  • push hands lesson 6
    Tai Chi Tuishou – Push Hands Lesson 6

    Push Hands lesson 6 This is one of my favorite push hands videos so far, because here we start to see the previous lessons pulled together into one action.  In other...

    • 12/16/2015
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  • tai chi in the snow
    Beautiful Tai Chi Photos

    Beautiful!   Photo credit: http://en.people.cn/n/2015/1201/c90000-8984302.html

    • 12/11/2015
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  • push hands lesson 5
    Push Hands Lesson 5

    Push Hands Lesson 5 In today’s push hands lesson 5 post, Ian builds on the first two drills by adding “Wrist Spiral and Rolling Hand” which seems to be...

    • 12/11/2015
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  • push hands lesson 4
    Tai Chi for Self Defense Push Hands Lesson 4

    This is the fourth push hands lesson in Ian Sinclair's push hands series for beginners.

    • 12/07/2015
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  • Jackie Chan on Conan
    Jackie Chan Guest on Conan – Teaches A Stunt

    Jackie Chan on Conan This is really a fun 11 min clip of Jackie Chan as a guest on Conan Obrian’s show. I never knew this before but Jackie...

    • 12/02/2015
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  • Push Hands Lesson 3
    Tai Chi for Self Defense- Push Hands Lesson 3 – Part 1and 2

    Push Hands Lesson 3 If you have followed the earlier push hands posts, you may have noticed that these movements could also be applied as self defense techniques.  Tai...

    • 11/30/2015
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  • push hands part 2
    Push Hands (Tuishou), Lesson 2, part 2

    Push Hands part 2 As a continuation of yesterday’s part 1 push hands lesson, today we witness the full focus lesson Ian Sinclair gives with Adrian as they drill...

    • 11/19/2015
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