Vol. 20, No. 4
Sophia Delza Dies at 92
Sophia Delza, who was the first Westerner to introduce Tai Chi Chuan to Westerners, dies. A student of Ma Yueh-Liang, she taught and practiced for more than 45 years and is the author of several books on Tai Chi.
Ye Xiao Long Discusses Achieving Deeper Levels of Skill And Power
At 70 years old, Ye Xiao Long is increasing his skill and internal powers, not letting them diminish. He talks about some of the essential practices that are important for martial arts as well as for health.
Benefits of Tai Chi to Seniors are Reported in a Scientific Journal
In the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, research projects involving Tai Chi indicate some of the benefits for seniors. The magazine’s editorial recommends Tai Chi for seniors and suggests additional studies of its benefits.
Hong Style, a Spin-off of the Chen Style
Tu-Ky Lam of New Zealand writes about the style developed by Hong Jun-Sheng, who studied with the famous Chen Fa-Ke. Hong’s students are noted for their push hands victories.
Tracing the Roots of Tao and Tai Chi.
Ichin Shen discusses some of the subtleties of the Tao and Tai Chi, and tells about his Shen style Tai Chi.
Rediscovering YangStyle’s Martial Aspects
Arnoldo Ty Nunez has a strong martial arts background and gives some insight as to the original martial arts application of the Yang style.
Yang Style Hooked Hand
Dr. Mei Ying Sheng, of Shenzen, China, examines methods of hooked hand in Single Whip.
The Herbal Way to Health
Michael P. Milburn, Ph.D., tells about China’s rich herbal tradition and introduces some of the valuable herbs for health maintenance.