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: rapid@tri-isys.com
  • Mr. Erwin Almagro
  • (0919) 351-7781
  • email: freemesher@yahoo.com
  • Mr. Samuel Chau
  • (0917) 800-6265
  • email: sam6chau@yahoo.com
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 (www.zhong-ding.com).

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.

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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 www.taichi18.com!

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 earl.spartan@yahoo.com.

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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