Category Archives: Tai Chi


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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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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