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Archive for July, 2006

Torso Connected with Kua Rotation

Posted by Editor on July 30, 2006

There has been a lot of continuing interest in discussion of the kua, over at Neijia Formosa. The writers commenting on Song kua-sink the kua , comments 13-17, have demonstrated a fairly sophisticated understanding of subtle nuances of mechanics of movement. However, I would like to address some points in terms of what I would view as Read the rest of this entry »

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Formosa Neijia Insights on Kua article

Posted by Editor on July 27, 2006

At Formosa Neijia, Chessman 71 has posted a very insightful commentary on our post Function and Usage of the Kua. In his post Song kua, pt. 2, (July 24th, 2006 at 12:57 pm) (Taijiquan) he has identified core principles in Chen Zhonghua’s teaching. Here we will further consider Chessman 71’s perspective.

Chessman 71 grasped this central point and excerpted it:

“Kua is the joint responsible for transmission of power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Students Q & A and Comments

Posted by Editor on July 23, 2006

In this section students of Taiji can ask questions, describe experiences and perspectives, provide feedback, or contribute anything relevant to their Taiji practice. It is open not only to students of Internal Arts IA, but also to any students of Taiji, who can feel free to join the open dialogue.

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Reply to Wujimon:Background for Kua article

Posted by Editor on July 22, 2006

wujimon Says:
(July 21st, 2006 at 6:07 pm) Wow.. It’s going to really take a bit of time to try and digest the content before I can even know what to ask!………shedding some light on the intricacies of the kua!

That is exactly how I felt in the process of conducting that interview. Actually, that process took place over a period of 2 years! The project Read the rest of this entry »

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Function and Usage of the Kua

Posted by Editor on July 20, 2006

This interview we conducted with Chen Zhonghua, is the prepublication version of an article which appeared in the Fall of 2005 issue of TaiChi Magazine. It is offered here as a source for future discussion and feedback, for interests of the readers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Form Practice Suggestions

Posted by Editor on July 19, 2006

Form practice is obviously well recognized as a vital component of Taiji training. Perhaps less recognized is the vast variety of approaches one might employ, in the days, weeks, months, and years of daily form practice. Following is just a sample suggestion for a conscious strategy one might employ to focus on during form practice, for specific areas of enhancement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silk Reeling Practice Guidelines

Posted by Editor on July 19, 2006

Following are suggestions for working with material you have learned. This may be anything, such as Qigong methods, Taij form instruction, or in the case of this example, silk reeling practice.

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