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  • Ip Tai Tak
    Ip Tai Tak

    Ip Tai Tak Let’s look at Snake Style Tai Chi founder,  Ip Tai Tak,  in greater detail. Introduction Known as a respected ambassador of Tai Chi Chuan, the late...

    • 03/20/2016
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  • baby calmed by tai chi
    Baby Calmed by Tai Chi

    Baby calmed by tai chi - watch as this fussy baby is calmed by studying the curious unfolding tai chi dance in front of him.

    • 03/08/2016
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  • push hands lesson 12
    Push Hands Lesson 12 – Applied Kineseology

    This push hands lesson 12 (said “lesson 11” in the video) of Tai Chi for Self Defense, Push Hands series,  Ian culminates the Push Hands series with an editorial and explanation...

    • 02/29/2016
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  • tai chi push hands lsn 11
    Tai Chi Push Hands Lsn 11 – Forearm Circling

    Tai Chi Push Hands Lsn 11 We are winding down to the end of the Push Hands Tuishou series with the 11th lesson out of a total of 12....

    • 02/17/2016
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  • workplace qigong
    Workplace Qigong For Morning Break

    Workplace Qigong As I sit here on this cold February morning, the world outside frozen in the icy-rain that fell yesterday, my senses are awakened with vivid memories of...

    • 02/15/2016
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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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