UKG feat. Spring of Harmony

Spring of Harmony in Umagang Kay Ganda, April 24, 2009,
Promotion of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day - Philippines 2009

I hope that the Tai Chi practitioners from our country will serve as Tai Chi ambassadors. Let us promote healthy living and practice of Tai Chi.

Kung Fu for Kids

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A fun workout for kids, with training tips for students, parents, and teachers

Kung Fu for Kids is an instructional program that teaches children the basics of traditional Kung Fu in a fun and exciting way. It starts with a simple, follow-along workout that introduces calisthenics and the basic stances, blocks, punches and kicks of the YMAA kids curriculum. It ends with a short cool-down routine to help children improve their balance, breathing, and mental focus.

This video features Ben Warner, who has been a children's instructor since 2001, and several students of varying levels from the YMAA Boston class. Nicholas Yang, the President of YMAA, makes corrections while students demonstrate.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming makes a cameo appearance explaining the meaning of the Shaolin sun-and-moon greeting.

A detail section is also included with more advanced students demonstrating the techniques in greater detail for refined study.

Later sections offer Training Tips for older students, parents, and teachers, including:

  • Safety precautions to follow when practicing Kung Fu.
  • Benefits and purpose of Kung Fu training for Kids.
  • Appropriate time and place to use what has been learned.

The discipline and focus achieved through training Kung Fu extends to many other aspects of everyday activities in life, including academics, sports, music, and literature.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Easy follow-along workout • Cartoon Segways starring Shing (star) • Interviews with Teachers and Parents About the Benefits of Kung Fu for Kids

DVD Booklet, click here.

Have you heard about YMAA?

Hello! I came across a few YMAA instructional DVDs a couple of years back and found them really helpful. Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA) is an organization founded by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang (Chinese: 杨俊敏, pinyin yáng jùn mĭn), a certified Kung Fu Master by the International Kung Fu Federation. He underwent martial arts training (from age fifteen) for thirteen years under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). Dr. Yang studied Tai chi chuan under Master Kao Tao (高濤). At age 17, Dr. Yang also began training Long Fist under Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂清). He taught Taijiquan to his fellow students at Purdue University, the same educational institution where he earned his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Yang has twice been awarded Man of the Year by Inside Kung Fu Magazine (1990 and 2007), and Kung Fu Artist of the Year by Black Belt Magazine (2003).

Click on the link to learn more about Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

You may want to check YMAA products online or view their product catalog by clicking HERE.
Although I am too late for the November sale, you can still save money when you order a bundle pack. They have the following bundle packs:

1. Tai Chi Starter Bundle (instructional materials plus uniform)
2. Fiction Bundle
3. Understanding Qigong Bundle (I just purchased this one and saved about $70)
4. Chin Na In Depth Bundle
5. Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu
6. Classical Yang Style Taijiquan
7. Taiji Weapons Bundle
8. Kung Fu Weapons Bundle
9. Taiji Sword Bundle

I hope you will find these valuable resources. International shipping charges will cost at least 24.00 USD. Delivery will take about 2 to 4 weeks.

Train with Sam Ng Chau

Contact Details:
68B Mellowville Townhouse Ilang-Ilang St., cor. Rosario Drive, Quezon City
Phone #: (02) 726-5749
Mobile #: (0917) 800-6265

About the Trainer:
1. Traditional Tai Chi practitioner since 1989
2. Traditional Tai Chi instructor since 1999
3. Trained Hsing-I with Hsing-I Coach of Philippine Wushu Federation Yu Zhi Bo and Chen Kuo Rong
4. Trained Traditional Tai Chi with Master Chuang Tzu Chen also with the disciples of Oh Kim Wah
5. Practitioner of Traditional Yang Style and Wu Style Tai Chi

Recent Activities:
1. 2006 Instructor of Traditional Tai Chi for Seniors at YMCA. Performed Tai Chi Sabre in numerous occasions.
2. 2007 Judged a Kung Fu/Wushu Competition in Binondo, invited to perform Tai Chi Sabre at Health and Wellness Fair at World Trade Center.

Schedule of Classes:
1. Classes by appointment and at a venue provided by the clients, or at (home) gym
Duration: 1- 1.5 hours
Individual Rate: P 300-500/session (depending on the location) minimum 4 students, Note: cheaper if at gym (home)
Group Rate: P 1,500/session (maximum 8 students)

1. Qi Gong
2. 13 Steps/Form Tai Chuan

Free Tai Chi and Qigong Classes in Marikina

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
7:00 - 8:30 am

Pan de Amerikana Garden Restaurant
Gen Ordonez St., Concepcion, Marikina

Irene Chia
Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International

For more information: text or call (0917) 845-6856

World Tai Chi Day 2009 to be featured in Umagang Kay Ganda

The show Umagang Kay Ganda on ABS-CBN will feature the Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International Inc. during the 2009 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Marikina City on April 24, 2009 (Friday) at 5 am to 8:30 am.

Umagang Kay Ganda will also cover the 2009 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration on April 25, 2009 (9am to 11 am) at Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College (OLOPSC), Concepcion, Marikina City. The coverage will be aired on April 27, 2009 (Monday).

One-on-One Classes in Alabang

Alabang Wushu Club

Basic Tai Chi Steps/ 10 Step Tai Chi Yang International Style

contact: Maria Pilar Palabrica (0917) 956-1670

World Tai Chi Day 2009 in Marikina City

Introduction to Tai Chi

Here's a short introduction to Tai Chi by The Tai Chi Nation. You may also visit their site to get downloadable information.

Tai Chi Demo by Spring of Harmony

Tai Chi Demo of Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International
Inc. at SM Marikina last Jan 18, 2009

Note: Thank you Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International for sharing this video!

Attend the Applied Taijiquan Workshop on February 2009

Applied Taijiquan Workshop
by Nigel Sutton

Date and Time:
February 21-22, 2009

Forever Living Products Phils.
Seminar Room, 3F Greentop Condominium Ortigas Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan

Workshop Fee:
(with P500 discount if paid before Feb. 13, 2009)

For inquiries & reservations please contact the following:

  • (0916) 425-8340
  • email:
  • Mr. Erwin Almagro
  • (0919) 351-7781
  • email:
  • Mr. Samuel Chau
  • (0917) 800-6265
  • email:
Course Instructor:

Nigel Sutton is an Englishman who has lived in Malaysia for the past 16 years where he trains in a variety of martial arts. A lineage disciple in Zhengzi taijiquan since 1987, his teachers include Master Tan Ching Ngee, Lee Bian Lei, Lau Kim Hong and Ho Ah San. Nigel is also a disciple of master Gao Jiwu of Beijing, from whom he learnt baguazhang and xingyiquan. Nigel is the author of a number of books on martial arts as the Chief Instructor of the Zhong Ding Traditional Martial Arts Association (

Note: Presenting the art of tai chi chuan in its holistic entirety, this book establishes the art as martial in origin and in practice. It describes the basic concepts, such as the root, jing and time, and translates both into training skills and combat applications.

QI podcasts

Determine Your Energy Composition

"This questionnaire was originally a diagnostic tool for acupuncturists to get a clear reading of a person's energy composition for more effective treatments. It is thought it would also work for Chinese astrology and Feng Shui."

To assess you energy composition, visit the National Qigong Association.

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Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Like we have been discussing on the chat box, knowing the forms step by step is not enough. One should also understand the form in its deepest sense through diligent practice and study.

To improve one's practice, read about the Principles of Tai Chi Practice. There are many resources available to know about the Principles of Tai Chi Practice.

Here's one site that Lex found online:

Six Principles of Hunyuan
Tai Chi Practice

During his introductory remarks, Grandmaster Feng discussed six basic principles of Tai Chi practice.

They were:

1. Gentle is better than forceful.
2. Slow is better than fast
3. High is better than low.
4. Long is better than short.
5. Curved is better than straight.
6. Single-weighted is better than

It may seem simple but there is more to it than you think.
To read more, visit Ocean Wave Tai Chi.

24 Yang Style Tai Chi

For self-taught students who would like to learn the 24 Yang Form through guided illustrations, I found a nice link that you can visit. Click on the sample picture below:

Note: To view illustrations on each step on the link (QUAMUT web page), you may click on the names of the steps or look for the arrows on the bottom right of the picture.

The site also has information on:

Enjoy learning!

Tai Chi Equation in Stress Management

Read the article "Tai Chi Equation in Stress Management" by Ed Sevilla (click on the image below) or visit the Filipino Martial Arts site.

Filipino Martial Arts digest

Check page numbers 24 to 27

Great site found by one of our PTN friends!

Alvin found a great site for all of us at!

You may download the videos (.wmv format) by clicking the links below:

Note: please follow downloading instructions. You will need to register to access the page but I have provided a username and password for PTN readers to use. Read more below.

I managed to register an account to access their Forum page. Here is the log in information in case you would like to get access without registering:

Username: ptn
Password: taichi

Since I am sharing my access code, please keep in mind the site's posting regulations. Thank you.

The site has a good forum page. I encourage you to post questions there. Wala masyadong gumagamit ng PTN forum page kaya I do not recommend using our forum... siguro kapag mas marami na tayong members, we can share tips and info through our own PTN forum page.

I also encourage everyone to contribute in this site. If you have stories, information, experiences, online links, pictures, kahit ano na makakatulong sa practice ng tai chi at iba pang martial arts please send it to the PTN email at

May the chi be with you!

Download Free Relaxation Music

I found a great site called "Musical Relaxation" where you can listen to or download (registration required) music for meditation and relaxation for free! The site also has a streaming radio.

Also good while practicing your Tai Chi forms!

Click on the links below:



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