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by Tashi James
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Becoming more martial
Replies: 3
Views: 11981

Re: Becoming more martial

IMHO Don't be too concerned, it's part of the progression. Journey not destination and all that. Practically speaking there is always a refinement that can be made in terms of the form and applications as an art form. In a martial context - combat is chaos - you need to be adaptable, make minor adju...
by Tashi James
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2902

Re: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart

IMHO Don't be too concerned, it's part of the progression. Journey not destination and all that. Practically speaking there is always a refinement that can be made in terms of the form and applications as an art form. In a martial context - combat is chaos - you need to be adaptable, make minor adju...
by Tashi James
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.

The initial movement as far as I know is a matter of intent. if your intention is to develop 'fang song', which Laoshi has previously referred to as "dynamic relaxation", then the breathing and intention coming together to focus on sinking makes sense. This is because you are gathering your concentr...
by Tashi James
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: great online sword resource
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

Re: great online sword resource

Thank you for that.
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by Tashi James
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 8848

Re: Fajing on coke cans

Couldn't agree more with all of you.
by Tashi James
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Favorite or Favored Technique
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Re: Favorite or Favored Technique

Press--simple, yet deceptively difficult
by Tashi James
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 9101

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

agree. :) Funnily enough and on a possible tangent I hooked up with a Muay Chaiya (a non-sport lineage of muay thai) group in Thailand for a month recently to brush up on sanshou. To my surprise many of the concepts taught line up well with the principles of Taijiquan. I.e. fangsong, correcting the ...
by Tashi James
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Intent versus Chi
Replies: 10
Views: 10011

Re: Intent versus Chi

That doesn't sound so bad. Still a way to go though!

Thank you Laoshi
by Tashi James
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 9101

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Hi Panda, My two cents.. Also from GRTC Australia in the Blue Mountains (but currently busy with uni). The most difficult thing about teaching Taijiquan is the perception problem that is pervasive due to the marketing of things like Tai Chi for arthritis etc, and its association with people of advan...
by Tashi James
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Motivation Ideas Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 3206

Re: Motivation Ideas Wanted

One of the greatest teachings of Taijiquan is perseverance. I find it useful to vary the practice, to give myself small goals and as I have an affinity for empty hand, particularly chin na, I like to brainstorm different applications (i haven't got any one to try them on though, so its all visualisa...
by Tashi James
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Intent versus Chi
Replies: 10
Views: 10011

Re: Intent versus Chi

During sitting neigong meditation, I performed the circulation and then brought the intent back to the dantien. Shortly after when I let the intent go and relaxed with fangsong I experienced an overwhelming ecstatic feeling mentally and physically through the back and around the crown. I experienced...
by Tashi James
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is this taiji?
Replies: 17
Views: 7646

Re: Is this taiji?

... found trees to be extremely cooperate in assisting with... training... Trees can be useful in training, particularly when you don't have a partner for regular bang arms & bang legs training. However, there are some potential draw backs to using trees as the man in the above mentioned video is u...
by Tashi James
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Has anybody read this book?
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: Has anybody read this book?

I don't think I've read it, however, zhan zhuang was apparently the original name given to baguazhang before it was renamed. Therefore it may be drawing upon the internal component of that art/style. Though I'm not sure.
by Tashi James
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Internal/External with strength training
Replies: 12
Views: 5218

Re: Internal/External with strength training

If you don't have 'fangsong' developed through zhangzhuan then you are working at cross purposes. If one has patience to persevere with the fundamental exercises, that are the basis of Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan as a system, one will in conjunction with the forms eventually come to have all the stren...