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Ba Gua in Taiwan: 1993

This is some video footage from around 1993. Luo Dexiu is teaching some of the 3rd line of the Ba Gua linear forms in a park where we had our […]

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Sun Xikun Ba Gua Sword - Stab Down to Meet the Wind

Ba Gua Sword

There will be a workshop on Ba Gua Sword on December 4th, 2016 in Edmonton. For more information click here (and scroll to the bottom). These are some photos of Sword […]

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Ba Gua Performance in Paris

This video is of my Ba Gua teacher Luo Dexiu at a large demonstration in Paris in 2011. Performing along with him is my Ba Gua brother, Edward Hines. They […]

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Qigong: Single Hand Supporting the Heavens

Qi Gong

  With a Qigong workshop approaching, I am getting more people asking me about my views on Qigong. I like to point them in the direction of Gunther Weill’s outstanding […]

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Shaadow

Dance and Martial Arts

I have always enjoyed dancing, and saw it is a supplement to the training I was doing in Tai Chi and Ba Gua, which focus on perfecting movements and sequences […]

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Mr Liu drawing on ground

My first Tai Chi Class and Mr Liu

Roy Wilson, a long-time Tai Chi practitioner who trained with me in England, interviewed me about Cheng Man-ching, my teacher Liu Hsi-heng, and my time in Taiwan. I have adapted […]

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Tai Chi, Taijiquan, Yang style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi: A Brief Introduction

  Tai Chi is part of a wider tradition in China of physical, spiritual, and martial culture stretching back 2000 years or more. Recent history points to Chen Village in […]

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Golden Rooster

Tai Chi Is All About Fixing Our Faults

練太極拳就是在改過 My Tai Chi teacher, Liu Hsi-heng, used to quote his teacher, who said, “Training in Tai Chi is all about fixing our faults”. His teacher, Cheng Man-ching, was exhorting […]

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William Tucker and Luigi Zanini

A Few Misconceptions about Baguazhang

CIRCLING: The first misconception is that Bagua in combat involves circling an opponent in the same way that we do circle walking practise. WAIT FOR OR INITIATE ATTACKS? The second […]

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Qigong: Single Hand Supporting the Heavens

Qi Gong: A Simple Introduction

What is Chi Gung (Qigong)? Chi Gung is an umbrella term for practices that were developed in China over the millennia as exercise for body, breath, mind and subtle energies. […]

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Liu Hsi-heng pushing hands with William Tucker on a rooftop in Taipei late 1980s

Tai Chi: East and West

(Mr Liu and I doing pushing hands at a rooftop space Mr Liu used for his classes in the late 1980s.) Is there a difference between Tai Chi in the East […]

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)

Tai Chi is a Chinese Internal Martial Art famed for its slow, flowing movements that can be practiced as a gentle exercise, as a way of integrating body and mind, […]

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Ba Gua

Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang)

Baguazhang is named after the trigrams of solid and broken lines in the ancient and revered Book of Changes. Baguazhang is a Chinese Internal system that includes vigorous and mindful […]

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Qi Gong

Qi Gong (Chi Gung)

Qigong can be translated as ‘energy work’. Qigong refers to a wide variety of practices which focus on health enhancement, and sometimes are used as a supplement to martial arts, […]

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