Tag Archives: Chinese martial arts

Today’s Birthday: BRUCE LEE (1940)/Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments


Bruce Lee (1940)

A cultural icon, Lee was one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. Lee, whose father was a leading actor, appeared in Hong Kong films as a child and went on to star in action movies that sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. He constantly trained to improve his physique but was also a philosopher. He collapsed while working on his final film, the cult hit Enter the Dragon, and died a short time later. What caused his death? More…Discuss
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Tai Chi Chuan: Where Do I Start?


Good Question: “A Journey Of Thousand Miles Starts With the FIRST STEP

Only when you can control yourself you can be “In control”:

  • Control your breathing (practice abdominal breathing)
  • Control your balance (keep a low stance, with your knees flexed, and lower your center of gravity, which is the same middle area of the body from where abdominal breathing originates)
  • control your Chi and exhale upon acting ( In Tai chi the lowering of the arms is concomitant with exhalations inhale as you raise your arms, and exhale as you bring them down, always from the diaphragm, exhale as you push your diaphragm upwards to compress the lungs, which as a result release the air reach in carbon dioxide, and water vapors, result of the burning at cell level) Easier done than said….(will continue, now is time for me to meet the  outdoors, to run, jog, ride my bike, take photos, meet people.)

See you soon!

What is Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan): Ultimate martial Art


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Taijiquan_Tai chi Chuan

TAI CHI CHUAN FOR HEALTH, COMBAT AND SPIRITUAL CULTIVATION

What does Tai Chi Chuan mean?

Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a wonderful martial art. Besides being very effective for combat it is also excellent for health promotion and spiritual cultivation. Many people, however, are not aware of its combative and spiritual aspects. Even those who practise Tai Chi Chuan solely for health often do not get the best benefits of its health aspect. This article will explain why, and suggest ways you may adopt to get more benefits from your Tai Chi Chuan training.

The term ‘Tai Chi Chuan’ is a short form of ‘Taiji quanfa’. ‘Taiji’ is the Chinese word meaning ‘the grand ultimate’ or the cosmos. And ‘quanfa’ means ‘fist techniques’ or martial art. Tai Chi Chuan, therefore, means ‘Cosmos Kungfu‘. Indeed every movement in Tai Chi Chuan is made according to martial considerations, i.e. a Tai Chi Chuan practitioner moves the way he moves in a Tai Chi Chuan performance because that particular way gives him the best technical advantage in a given combat situation. Hence if you say that you practise Tai Chi Chuan for health and not for fighting, you probably do not realize that Tai Chi Chuan actually means Cosmos martial art, and that virtually all great Tai Chi Chuan masters in the past practised it for fighting.
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ead more at: http://www.shaolin-wahnam.org/taichi.html)