Entries by

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 171

Breathing – Part 6 Which sound is correct when we are practising our form, when we are breathing in preparing to Fā Jìn 發勁 and when we are breathing out whilst we Fā Jìn, Hēng 哼 is very quiet, so whether we make a sound or not does not matter. The obvious sounds are Hā […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 170

Breathing – Part 5 There is another sound which connected to when we do Fā Jìn 發勁 and this is Hāi 咳. We make this sound when we Fā Jìn downwards and it is created when we breathe out. Whenever we Fā Jìn we must breathe out whether we make a sound or not. The […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 169

Breathing – Part 5 In movements like: Yǎn Shǒu Gōng Chuí 掩手肱捶 – Conceal and Strike Yòu Cā Jiǎo 右擦脚- Brush right leg Zuǒ Cā Jiǎo 左擦脚 – Brush Left leg Zuǒ Dēng Yī Gēn 左蹬—根 – Left Side Kick Yòu Dēng Yī Gēn 右蹬—根 – Right Side Kick Dāng Tóu Pào 當頭炮 – Cannon […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 168

Breathing – Part 4 When we practise Tàijíquán太極拳 we rarely breathe hard, however, there are a few occasions and this is when we Fā Jìn 發勁. For example, in the movement Yǎn Shǒu Gōng Chuí 掩手肱捶 – Conceal and Strike, before we Fā Jìn, we wil breathe in as we open both hands, and we […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 167

Breathing – Part 3 On the other hand, when we are doing movements that are closing, sinking, releasing, Fā Jìn 發勁 and striking, we breathe out. In Tàijí Qǐ Shì 太極起勢 – Tàijí Start, when our hands are sinking down, we will breathe out. In Dān Biān 單鞭 – Single Whip, when we have finished […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 166

Breathing – Part 2 When we are practising Tàijíquán太極拳, we will generally use Nì Hū Xī 逆呼吸 – Reverse Breathing. When we relax, everything is connected and our movements connect with our internal body and there is no tension. Then our breathing will become stronger and so the Dāntián will move more and its opening […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 165

Breathing – Part 1 People always ask, “How should we breathe when practising Tàijíquán太極拳?” The answer is we should always just breathe naturally as this is best way. However, if we look deeper at our breathing during our forms we will see that the breathing does change and if we examine this even more, we […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Taiji Fist 164

Chén Fā Kē Pào Chuí – Part 5 Even today, there are some people who do not believe that Pào Chuí 砲捶 is a part of Tàijíquán太極拳. Whether they believe it or not does not matter, but Pào Chuí has been passed down for hundreds of years. I believe that it began with the founder […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 163

Chén Fā Kē Pào Chuí – Part 4 Yáng Chéng Fǔ 楊澄甫 knew and practised some Pào Chuí 砲捶. However it was not only Yang Family who knew some of this skill some Wǔ Shì (Style) Tàijíquán 武式太極拳 practitioners also knew it. The story of how this came about was told by a person named […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 162

Chén Fā Kē Pào Chuí – Part 3 After he had been studying with Great Grandmaster Chén Fā Kē 陳發科 for a while, Shěn Jiā Zhēn 沈家禎 said to his Sīfú 師父, “I have studied Yáng Style Tàijíquán 楊式太極 before, like most of us here. We all studied with Yáng Chéng Fǔ 楊澄甫(1883-1936), the grandson […]