Master Tse's Taiji Fist #46

Cai Jing 採勁 After Peng掤, Liu履, Ji擠, An按 the first four Jing we can now look at the second Jing. The second four Jing are more direct, physical and Yang, whereas the first four are gentler, controlling and Yin. The second four…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #45

An Jing 按勁 An Jing 按勁 is the fourth Jing. An means pressing down, like we press a button on the remote control or in a lift. The action is pressing down and also forwards, but it all depends on the situation. In Tui Shou when we…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #44

 Ji Jing 擠勁 Ji Jing 擠勁 this is the third energy. Ji means squeeze together, like people in a bus or in the Tube during rush hour, when it is too crowded people squeeze in together. So Ji Jing is squeezing your opponent, to make them…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #43

Liu Jing 履勁 The second most important Jing is Liu Jing 履勁. In Taijiquan Liu means "Pulling Back". In general the Chinese character Liu means "Conduct in a Job", "Duty with Care" or "Sincere Attitude".  So in Taijiquan the pulling…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #42

Peng Jing 掤勁 Of the Eight Jing 八勁, Peng Jing is number 1 and so it is the most important. If we can use it well then our Taijiquan has a good standard. Peng means expanding and Jing means power. The Eight Jing, ; Peng掤, Liu履,…

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…