Master Tse's Taiji Fist #41

Peng掤, Liu履, Ji擠, An按 Need to be Practised Seriously The poem Taijiquan by Wang Zong Yue王宗岳  talks about Peng掤, Liu履, Ji擠 and An按. It says, “Peng, Liu, Ji and An need to be practised seriously, using them to follow…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #40

 Peng掤, Liu履, Ji擠, An按 When we practise Taijiquan, whether it is Chen陳, Yang楊, Sun孫 or one the Wu 武,Wu吳 styles, we will see that they all follow the same principles. They follow the principles of the circle and the principles…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #39

How to Practice Taijiquan 太極拳 If we practice a lot of Zhan Zhuang站椿  we will develop a very grounded skill and it feels like the legs are going into the ground. This however is not simply the legs getting stronger. This is…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist 38

Thousand Gin Sinking 千斤墜 Pt2 I have been practising Dayan Qigong大雁氣功 for over 35 years. My teacher, Grandmaster Yang Mei  Jun楊梅君, was a small lady, less than 5 feet tall and not over 90 pounds in weight. When she was in…
Master Tse doing Tui Shou with his Sifu, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Master Tse's  Taiji Fist #37

Thousand Gin Sinking千斤墜 Jing勁 is based on Nei Gong內功– internal power. This power is based on the legs and then spreads to the whole body making it internally strong. When someone has a deep strong Nei Gong, then it means they…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #36

Jing and Standing The more we practise Chen Style Taijiquan the more Chan Si纏絲 movements we will practise. Each movement whether it is in a long form or short form, Laojia老架, Xinjia新架, Pao Chui砲捶, 19 Movements十九勢etc. are…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #35

Nei Gong內功 for Chan Si Jing 纏絲勁 Master Fung would also ask us to lock him in many ways. Once I locked his neck and shoulders by hooking both his arms from behind and interlocking my fingers behind his neck. He asked me, “Are you…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #34

Chan Si Jing 纏絲勁 Counter Skill Chan Si Jing is very powerful. The spiral movement can tie up an opponent at any part of their body. This is a high level of Chan Si Jing. I was completely sucked in. Master Fung also showed me how to use…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #33

Chan Si Gong 纏絲勁 Breaks Bones and Tendons Mr Fung spoke about Chan Si Gong and said, “When we practice Taijiquan, all our movements must come from our waist, and this also meant the Dantian. Each movement spirals from the Dantian to…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #32

Staying in One Position a Long Time The more time I spent with Mr Fung the more heard and learnt about Chen Taijiquan. He talked about its founder Chen Wangting陳王庭,陳發科 and his disciple Jiangfa蔣發, to Chen Xin陳鑫 and Chen…