Master Tse's Taiji Fist #10

Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 Part 2 Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 went home to get the tools they need and then went to catch up with his cousin. As promised his cousin was waiting for him be walking slowly and so he quickly caught him back up and then they…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #9

Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 Part 1 My Tai Sigong, Grandmaster Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 reached a very high level of skill. However, when he was a 14 year old, he was ill and weak and felt lump inside his body. Since he was so weak, he needed someone…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #8

Taiji Addiction During Taijiquan 太極拳 practice we should only focus on our movements and think of nothing else. We do not even need to worry about our breathing. We just have to sink our Qi to our Dantian, let everything moves internally…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #7

Beautiful Performance When you watch somebody performing Taijiquan well it looks very beautiful, but it takes a long time and a lot of practice to get to this level. Although the purpose of Taijiquan is not for performance, if you do it well…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #6

Benefits of Taijiquan – 2: Philosophy The second benefit of practicing Taijiquan is you will start to understand philosophy. The more we practice the more we start to see things differently. For example we will understand that we do not need…

Master Tse’s Taiji Fist #5

Benefits of Taijiquan What benefits will we get when we practice Taijiquan? Although there are five major styles but they all share the same principles, no matter which one we are practicing we can say we are practicing the same Taijiquan and…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #4

Quan 拳 Taijiquan is a martial art, but it is also good for our health as well. Most people practise Tajiquan for their health, but “Quan 拳” means “Fist”. Most Chinese Kung Fu styles have Fist in their name, for example Shaolin…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #3

Two opposite energies Two opposing energies together create a problem and this is a fact in everything we come across. Like day and night, fire and water, winter and summer, man and woman, etc. So if we can balance them then we can have a perfect…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #2

Taiji太and Ji極 So what is Taijiquan 太極拳? To understand Taijiquan as a martial art we need to know what Taiji is and what Quan is. “Tai 太” means “Big”. However in Chinese when we write big the character is 大. They look…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #1

Spelling and Pronunciation of Taiji Taiji 太極 , most people will spell it Tai Chi and also pronounce it like this. Today, we should spell it Taiji because this is the correct way to say it. Even so, most people will still say Tai Chi because…