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The Tai Chi Notebook

The Tai Chi Notebook

By Graham
Reflections on Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and martial arts studies
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Pressure point striking is back!
Dim mak, pressure points, high kicks and nerve strikes! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/05/25/pressure-point-striking-is-back/
02:58
May 25, 2021
Lineage Queens
Does lineage reallt matter in Chinese marital arts? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/05/18/does-it-work/
03:54
May 24, 2021
Suspended from above. Bringing a sense of lightness to your Tai Chi.
One admonition from Yang Cheng Fu’s 10 important points, that has become something of a law in Tai Chi Chuan, is to ‘keep the head suspended, as if from above’. In the Tai Chi Classics it also states “Stand like a perfectly balanced scale and move like a turning wheel”, whilst also saying, “Don’t lean in any direction; suddenly appear, suddenly disappear.” This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/04/04/suspended-from-above-bringing-a-sense-of-lightness-to-your-tai-chi/
05:51
May 23, 2021
Don’t put power into the form, let it naturally arise from the form
Some advice on how to stop trying so much in Tai Chi and learn to go with the flow. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2018/08/24/dont-put-power-into-the-form-let-it-naturally-arise-from-the-form/
04:03
May 20, 2021
How much water should you drink a day?
Are you hydrated? How do you know? Should you be drinking a certain amount of water a day? Find out in this episode of The Tai Chi Notebook. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/05/19/how-much-water-should-you-drink-a-day/
01:32
May 19, 2021
Tai Chi is still too deadly for the cage
I’m going to have a bit of a rant today about Tai Chi people who still think that their art is too deadly for the ring, so please bear with me. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/05/13/tai-chi-is-still-too-deadly-for-the-cage/
04:33
May 18, 2021
The three timings in Xing Yi and Jeet Kune Do
A look at the concept of timing in martial arts and a way to practice it that comes from Xing Yi. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/01/03/the-real-secret-to-martial-arts-bruce-lee-and-the-concept-of-jeet/
03:44
May 18, 2021
Review: Introduction to Baguazhang by Kent Howard
A review of Introduction to Baguazhang, by Kent Howard. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thetaichinotebook.com/2021/05/18/review-introduction-to-baguazhang-by-kent-howard-2/
02:30
May 18, 2021