Tai Chi Chuan

Grand Ultimate Boxing

Introduction

Kung Fu Quotes...

You do 1,000 times!

A famous quote from Grandmaster Peter Kwok

Lift your head and drop your shoulders.

A famous quote from Shifu

I am not a meat hook so don't hang on me!!!

A famous quote from Yang Cheng Fu

You can do anything you want...as long as you know how!!!

A famous quote from Grandmaster Mark Gates

Crect!!!

From a favorite Hsing Yi Teacher of mine Grandmaster Yang Fukui

More HIT ~ Less SPIT!!!

From my Senior Student...Master Po!

NO Kung Fu faster than Speeding Bullet!!!

Kung Fu Grandmaster...Peter Kwok!

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

Some philosopher...Arnold H. Glasgow!

 

Tai Chi ChuanTaiji Quan

Grand Ultimate Boxing

Tai Chi Chuan

Training

In order to optimize your training, it is suggested you establish a training schedule.  Since not all students are sure what to do or how to do this, here are some suggestions. 

  1. It is always best to practice everyday, try your best even if it is 5 minutes. 
  2. It is better to practice more times per week than to practice less but for a longer duration.  Simply the repition daily, or regularyly, is needed to retain and progress.  Hence refer to rule number 1, practice daily.
  3. The more you practice, the better you will get. 

Recommended 30 - 45 Minute Training Regimen

  • Warm-up before you start to get deep into your workout, 5 - 10 minutes. 
  • Practice at least two of the eight "Basic Stances," 10 sets each stance, 5 minutes. 
  • Practice all of the newest material you are learning every workout, 10 minutes. 
  • Practice at least one of you basic forms three times, 5 minutes.
  • Practice at least one of your intermediate forms three times, 5 minutes. 
  • Pracitce at least one of your advanced forms at least three times, 10 minutes. 
  • Practice qigong, standing meditation for at least 5 minutes to cool down and center.
  • If at all possible, try to practice at least every other day. 

The ancient art of Tai Chi Chuan is gaining popularity today in the USA because of its health benenfits.  China Hand Kung Fu Academy teaches the Yang Style Tai Chi System and even more specific, the Guang Ping Yang Style.  This is the more rare style from the Yang System as handed down by Yang Lu Chan and his son Yang Pan Hou and is the first Yang Style form practiced before the more popoluar styles seen today. 

 

Health

The forms you will learn are a meditation in movement and exercise designed to massage internal organs (liver, intestines, stomach, spleen, kidneys, etc...).  Also to give flexibility to the spine, create a better sense of balance, stretch tendons and tone muscles in the arms and legs.  Tai Chi Chuan introduces the concept of balanced flowing movements.   When practiced regularly Tai Chi Chuan institutes a daily program of exercise which is also cardiovascular in nature.  Tai Chi will:

  • Improves balance and coordination.  

  • Provides suppleness and agility. 

  • Stretches and strengthens the body. 

  • Circulates the body's Internal Energy (Chi) to all parts of the  body in an even manner. 

  • Calms the Spirit.

Self Defense

There is a martial arts aspect involved in Tai Chi Chuan (the name after all means "Grand Ultimate Boxing").  Most of the movements will be described physically in terms of attack and defense for those who are curious about the meaning or reason for particular types of movement.  

Although it is practiced slowly, in application it becomes lightening fast.  All movements are done with coordinated effort of the whole body (weight, waist, and limbs).  Feeling and sensitivity are used to capitalize upon an opponents weaknesses. Focus your mind on what you want to achieve, not on how you will achieve it. By sensitivity, know your opponent, but don't let him know you.   Use your Internal Energy (4 oz. Can move 1,000 lbs).  Empty yourself (of preconceptions), clear your mind (of plans and schemes).  True understanding comes from practice of the solo form.

Mind~Body~Spirit

When you practice you perform for yourself.  Performance is exercise for the Mind, Body, &  Spirit.

  • There is a dance-like appearance, which results from the gracefulness of inner strength. 

  • Transitional movements, which connect the postures are the key to Tai Chi Chuan.            

  • All movements, whether or not they are martial, receive the same emphasis and attention to detail