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April 1994 - Table of Contents

Vol. 18, No. 2
April 1994

How to Capture Tai Chi’s Power
Daniel Y. Wang discusses some of the basic principles for practice to achieve good health and martial skills. He talks about the importance of frame and spirit and working with the internal energy.

Ch’en Kung’s Famous Tai Chi Book Excerpted
An excerpt from a translation for Sophia Delza by Hubert Wang of a famous book by Ch’en Kung (Yearning K Chen) brings some interesting and valuable information about Tai Chi history and good advice for continuing practice.

Solo Push Hands Training Routine
Dong Zeng Chen, in an interview with Rachel Porter, discusses the important basic movements of Peng, Lu Ji and An and tells of an innovative way to practice the movements facing different directions. It is useful as a warm-up to get the qi moving and develop specialized skills.

A New Look at the Names and Use of Several Yang Style Postures
Ted W. Knecht complies information for a look at the correct names for some Yang style postures based on information from a famous Yang stylist.

The Mechanism of Healing in Tai Chi
Dr. W. Zee, a Wu stylist from Shanghai, writes about factors involved in healing and how Tai Chi contributes to the factors.

Adding Life to Your Years with Qigong
Lao Cen writes from Beijing, China, about the value and history of qigong and discusses how it can help to alleviate specific conditions and add vitality even as a person gets older.

How to Use Tai Ch to Reduce Stress
Luke Chan, a ling time practitioner, writes about how to apply Tai Chi movement, principles and insight to the daily problems of life. He gives an exercise in mindfulness.

Training Tips For Tournaments
Diane Hoxmeier tells about her experience competing after 10 years of practice and gives advice to persons to make the most of their competition experience.

What Can We Really Say About Self-Defense?
Guy Robinson tells about some incidents he and friends have had using Tai Chi in martial situations. He tells what he thinks is the most important product of martial art studies when encountering potential violence.

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