Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Seminar with 6th Generation Yang Family Taijiquan Master, Yang Jun

Article by David West

I was recently invited by one of my past instructors (Sifu Michael Coulon) to attend a two day seminar with Master Yang Jun.

At first I was hesitant, due to time constraints, etc, however after not too much contemplation, I made the decision to attend... Read More

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tui Shou (Push Hands of Taijiquan)

Tui Shou (Push Hands) is one of Taijiquan's way of working applications and using the energies cultivated in the learning of the internal kung fu (taiji) form. This practice is something that develops over years. I believe it is why the best of the best in displaying this portion of the art are usually very old. Tui Shou must take place effortlessly. Do not use external force. Take a look at these masters applying their skills in the art of Taijiquan Tui Show.

Various Masters Demonstrate Tui Shou (Push Hands)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Developing a Stretching Routine

Happy New Year!

As we approach the new year, we should begin to focus on getting into a good workout routine to make further developments in our martial arts skill.

As part of the workout, we should develop a consistent warm-up and stretching routine that works for you. I have put together a collection of stretching and warm-up videos from various styles. Take the warm-ups and stretches that you wish from each video, and put together a routine that you can follow daily or at least every other day.

Here is the link to the videos:


Be careful to use caution and realize that not all of the stretches and warm-ups shown are healthy for knees and shoulders, etc. Use discernment!