The Method of Achieving Perfect Clarity in Taiji

太極指明法 The Method of Achieving Perfect Clarity in Taiji: 用勁不對,不用力不對,綿而有剛對,丢不對,頂不對,不丢不頂對,沾不對,不沾不對,不即不離對,浮不對,重不對,輕靈鬆沈對,胆大不對,胆小不對,胆要壯而心要細對,打人不對,不打人不對,將敵治心服對。 Using energy [Jin] is not correct; Not using strength [Li] is not correct; To be soft but hard is correct.   Leaning away is not correct; Butting in is not correct; Not leaning away and not butting in is correct.   Sticking is not correct; Read more about The Method of Achieving Perfect Clarity in Taiji[…]

Four Word Secret Formula (四字秘訣 武禹襄)

by Wu Yu Xiang – Translation Steffan de Graffenried 敷 覆者,运气于己身,敷布彼劲之上,使不得动也。 To Spread (Fu) – Utilize the Qi in your body, spread it over the opponent’s Jin so that he cannot move. 蓋 盖者,以气盖彼来处也。 To Cover (Gai) – Utilize Qi to cover the point of the opponent’s incoming attack. 對 对者,以气对彼来处,认定准头而去也。 To Confront (Dui) – Read more about Four Word Secret Formula (四字秘訣 武禹襄)[…]

Treatise on Taijiquan

by Wang Zongyue (王宗岳) Taiji [The Grand Terminus] comes from Wuji [Formless Void] and is the mother of yin and yang. In motion Taiji separates; in stillness yin and yang unite and return to Wuji. It is not excessive or deficient; it follows a bending and adheres to an extension. When the opponent is hard Read more about Treatise on Taijiquan[…]