Taiji Qigong is an ancient Chinese set of exercises which develops the strength and flexibility of the body, increases your vitality, and promotes deep relaxation. The movements also prepare your body and mind for great Taiji (Tai Chi) practice by loosening your joints, warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi (energy) flow, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong is the key to developing the phenomenal martial power of Taijiquan.
Learn Advanced Takedown Techniques for Taiji Pushing Hands. Wrestling, or Shuai Jiao, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts which developed into a complete system within itself over thousands of years. Wrestling is also one of the main components of traditional taijiquan (tai chi chuan) martial arts training. Taiji Shuai Jiao teaches the skills of destroying an opponent's root and balance, and various takedowns. Experience an private lesson with one of the world's foremost masters of Chinese martial arts, as Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming instructs Taiji Wrestling applications that can be found within all styles of Taiji, utilizing leg sweeping, tripping, bumping, throwing, and many other techniques.
From this Yang-side and Yin-side training, a practitioner will establish a firm foundation for understanding the martial aspects of Taijiquan practice. This program offers many solo and partner exercises and drills that you may easily follow along with, making self-instruction simple. The Yang side and Yin side of the training are demonstrated separately, each divided into five parts: Self Practice of the Taiji Yin-Yang Pattern Stationary Partner Training Moving Partner Training Parallel Stepping Training Bagua Circle Stepping Training.
Chen-style Taiji Quan's Hand-push exercise is to develop the sensitivity of your skin and your responsiveness so that you outdo your opponentIt is a good way to develop advanced combat techniques of taking advantage of your opponent's force. This exercise is conducted in the way that two exercisers put their hands against each other, twining and twisting according to Taiji's principle of attaching, sticking, following-up, relaxing, agility and rebounding. The movements of grasp, hold, wrestle, kick, crack, stroke, squeeze, press, pick, elbow and strike should also be wisely used.
Taiji Ball training is common practice in both external and internal martial arts in China. It can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the Qi. In Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Taiji Ball Qigong training was once a major training tool to enhance Pushing Hands ability. However, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Taiji Ball training is almost unknown.
"This DVD focuses on the Mother Form of Taiji Qigong, passed directly from the Hidden Immortal Lineage. The eight movements are precisely choreographed to create a relaxed mind-body dance that stretches and strengthens the entire body. The slow, deliberate movements develop health, balance, and grace. Essentially, this form is a way to bring the practitioner into physical, mental, and spiritual awareness and connection with the microcosm (human being) and the macrocosm (universe)."