Vol. 18, No. 5
Yang Zhenduo on Generating Power in Yang Style
Yang Zhenduo, the pre-eminent Yang style teacher in China, discusses, in an extended interview, the important principles that can help practitioners to develop internal energy in their daily practice. He gives important details of correct postures and their feelings.
Wu Ta-yeh, Teacher and Scholar, Dies
A highly respected researcher of Tai Chi Chuan and a teacher of the Yang style, Wu Ta-yeh wrote many articles for this and other publications, in Chinese as well as English. Starting late in life, he had an illustrious career.
Choy Kam Man of San Francisco Dies
Choy Kam Man, a teacher in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 40 years, had students in the U.S. and globally. His father was called the father of Tai Chi Chuan in America.
Principles of Tai Chi Chuan Applications
Chun Man Sit writes about the importance of correct practice of applications to develop self-defense skills and the need to understand the principles so that they can be developed properly.
International Kuoshu Tournament Results
Photos of Fu Zhongwen, who died Sept. 24.
An Evaluation of the Combined 42 Forms
Paul Lam, a gold medal winner in the Asian Games in 1993, writes about the form he used in competition and some of the factors involved in its design and practice.
Why Qigong Works
Lao Cen writes about the effect that qigong practice has on the body, relieving symptoms and curing diseases. He cites studies in China about the use of qigong and how well it works.
Tai Chi Chuan and Blood Pressure
Dr. Mei Ying Sheng, a physician, writes about the positive effects Tai Chi Chuan has on blood pressure. He cites various studies and personal experience. His work is translated by his student, Ted. W. Knecht.
A Commentary on Push Hands
Michael Gilman, a grand champion at A Taste of China in July 1994 and winner of the push hands tournament there, writes about some of the tactics he found helpful in winning his title.