All posts by Cathy

  • 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 words in this Push Hands lesson 6 video that Ian calls...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • tai chi in the snow
    Beautiful Tai Chi Photos

    Beautiful!   Photo credit:

    • Posted December 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 a combination of the previous horizontal and vertical...

    • Posted December 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.

    • Posted December 7, 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 does not use stunt men, he does all...

    • Posted December 2, 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 Chi in modern times is primarily learned for...

    • Posted November 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 down and learn how to gain control during...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • create space for tai chi
    Create Space for Tai Chi

    Create Space for Tai Chi In this hectic, full throttle world that we all live in, I have noticed that people have all sorts of excuses for why they do not accomplish some of the things they...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • Tai Chi World Record Set
    Tai Chi World Record Set

    Tai Chi World Record Set   What a fun record to set – a new World Record was announced by the World Record Association when 401 pregnant Chinese women gathered together in Changsha, Hunan Province The ladies were participating...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • chen qingzhou
    GRANDMASTER CHEN QINGZHOU – Respects after his passing

    GRANDMASTER CHEN QINGZHOU Respects to the late Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou who passed away September 21 of 2015 at the age of 82.   I tried to find a good video with much footage of Grandmaster, but I am...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Martial arts Image
    Shaolin Monk Documentary

    Shaolin Monk Documentary This is a short, 45 min. documentary where Jason Scott Lee (former student of Bruce Lee) spends 2 weeks within a Shaolin temple, living the life and training under Shaolin Masters.  He documents his life...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • Inspirational Quotes
    Inspirational Quotes Inspired By The Cosmos

    Inspirational Quotes   No, this background photo is not photoshopped.  This beautiful photograph of the Northern Lights was shared with the public today by NASA.  The photo was taken in Norway after some recent solar wind activity;...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • Martial Arts Inspirations
    Martial Arts Inspirations – Buddha saying

    Martial Arts Inspirations from Buddha – It’s easy to spend time rehashing the past, wondering how things could be better or different in the present or future if we had done something differently.  We all must learn...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • tai chi long pole
    Tai Chi Long Pole – A Chen Form

    Tai Chi Long Pole I found an interesting form of Chen tai chi called Long Pole and wanted to see how it is different from other weapons I have seen.   So I chose this video because...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • Qigong relaxation
    Qigong Relaxation Exercise guided by Dr. Roger Jahnke

    Guided instruction – Take 5 minutes for yourself Right now you can listen to this guided Qigong relaxation instruction by Dr. Roger Jahnke. This is so simple that anyone can do it; yet powerful!  It’s as though...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • Yang Family Taiji
    New Yang Family Taiji video with Damo Mitchell

    Yang Family Taiji Here is a new youtube video posted by: Lotus Nei Gong titled Yang Family Taiji. In this video, Instructor Damo Mitchel does a masterful job of playing tai chi.  However this is not a video that...

    • Posted September 14, 2015
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  • mystery tai chi
    Mystery Tai Chi Event

    Tai Chi Event   Don’t you just hate it when you find a nice video posted on Youtube, but the publisher didn’t include any info about the video we are watching?   That’s the case with this mystery...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • Chen Style Xin Jia
    Chen Style Xin Jia Chen Style With Master Jesse Tsao

    Chen Style Xin Jia   This is a new post just released by Master Jesse Tsao about 2 weeks ago (from the time of today’s blog post), where the style of tai chi that he demonstrates is...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Hao-wu style
    Choosing The Best Tai Chi Styles For You

    Tai Chi Styles When you decide to learn tai chi, the first step is to choose the style that you want to learn.  There are five main Tai chi styles with numerous “subdivisions” or branches of each...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • Yin Yang Inspiration
    Inspirational Images – Yin Yang Horse

    Inspirational Images Horse Head Yin Yang

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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