Master Tse's Taiji Fist #58

Level IV Taijiquan 四陰六陽類好手 pt4 When we are at Level IV, we also need to think about the application of the movements. Therefore we need to practise our forms following the correct principles, to feel good and make us healthy,…

Msater Tse's Taiji Fist #57

Level IV Taijiquan 四陰六陽類好手 pt3 If we are at Level IV we are doing very well. The forms we practice is flow, though we still find some movements slightly uncomfortable and some difficult movements do not flow as we would like.…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #56

Level IV Taijiquan 四陰六陽類好手 pt2 The second principle of Taijiquan is about keeping a good posture, however we need to remember that in our forms not every posture has the head upright and the body in a vertical line.  For example…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #55

Level IV Taijiquan 四陰六陽類好手 pt1 From Level “10% Yin, 90% Yang like a stick —陰九陽根頭棍”, to Level II “20% Yin, 80% Yang is low level 二陰八陽是散手” and then to Level III “30% Yin, 70%Yang is still hard…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #54

Level III Taijiquan 太極拳 pt2 The higher the level of Taijiquan 太極拳 we want to reach the longer it takes. It is always easy in the beginning. When we do not know anything, to do something which looks something like what we see is…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #53

Level III Taijiquan 太極拳 pt1 Without reaching Level I we cannot reach Level II, from 10% Yin and 90% Yang  we improve and become 20% Yin and 80% Yang.  This is a natural process, in the beginning we are stiff, tense and make mistakes.…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #52

 Level II of Tajiquan pt 2 A good teacher will guide, show and answer all your questions. It is a nice feeling when you have the correct answers and the right direction, then every step we make we improve ourselves. A good teacher is like…

Master Tse's Taiji first #51

Level II of Tajiquan pt 1 After practising for six to nine months we should get better and reach Level II. This is “Two Yin and eight Yang, normal level 二陰八陽是散手”. If we really practise then our bodies will become a bit softer…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #50

Level I Taijiquan 太極拳 We all enjoy practising Taijiquan 太極拳. When I teach, I have never come across anyone who after three lessons which is 3 hours over 3 days, who does not enjoy it. A good teacher will lead you to a feeling and…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #49

Kau Jing 靠勁 The last Jing is Kau Jing靠勁. Kau 靠 means shoulder. Many people do not think about using the shoulders to attack an opponent, but it is actually a very powerful way of attacking if we use it properly. Using Kau Jing means…