Vol. 31, No. 1
Chen Zhenglei on the Study of Taiji
Alex Yeo of Singapore has a comprehensive interview there last fall with Chen Zhenglei. It is a long article covering many aspects of the internal work involved in Taijiquan by a high level practitioner.
Tai Chi Silk Reeling Exercise for the Sword
Phil Perez of Kennebunkport, ME, writes about applying silk reeling techniques to solo and partner exercises with Tai Chi sword as a method of improving one’s skill. Silk reeling exercises are a foundation system for developing many internal aspects of Tai Chi.
In Search of the Short Push
C. M. Havens of Brooklyn, NY, writes about his efforts to learn how to use short, powerful pushes and his relationship with his teacher, Earnest Gow. He supplements it with his studies, descriptions of his teacher and the training exercises. Short. Powerful pushes and strikes are a signature method of Tai Chi’s self-defense system.
Yi Jin Jing—Part 2
Zhou Lishang writes a second installment describing methods and techniques of these famous exercises, useful for health.
Are You A Student of the Art?
Laurence A. Dov Carp of San Diego writes about what he thinks is essential to be a true student of the art.
Jou Tsung Hwa on Taiji Study and Internal Energy
This is a reprint of an article in the August 1992 issue of T’AI CHI Magazine in which Jou Tsung Hwa talks about what it takes to realize one’s potential in Tai Chi Chuan.