Sunday, July 19, 2009

Questions on Taiji

Do you have a question on taiji? Do feel free to post them here as comments. It will give me ideas on what to write about, and who knows, maybe someone else can provide you an answer as well.


Anonymous said...


I have an idea. Why don't you review the content of 武禹襄拳論 and 李亦畬拳論 in your blog ?

Teck said...

Good idea. But for those in a hurry, you may want to check out this book.
You need to be able to read Japanese, though.

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Anonymous said...

What's your takeaway from this Japanese book? Any interesting insights that you can relate with your personal training experience?

Teck said...

I haven't gotten down to reading it properly yet. I have been glancing through, and selecting a few sections at a time to read. The portion on the taiji principles is quite good at explaining the principles (like what is relax, what it means to keep the body straight, etc) and the later portion on pushing hands (haven't gotten there yet, just glanced through) seems quite interesting and likely to let me learn something from it. If I do glean something significantly interesting from this book, be sure I will post something here to talk about it.

Teck said...

By the way, the author of the book is Chinese, but it seems that he used to work in foreign languages related jobs, which may explain why he is able to write so well in Japanese.

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Anonymous said...

武禹襄 《打手要言》


Anonymous said...

I have posted 2 treaties written by 武禹襄 and 李亦畬 for the benefit of other readers.

All traditional style of Taijiquan include them in their conceptual framework. They may not be aware of the existence of these important treaties. Or, regrettably, inadequate attention are placed to relate their practise to the spirit of these treaties.

Terry said...

Hi there,
you asked for questions or points of inquiry, well I'd love to hear more about the Yang Fast Form!

Is it the Tung/Dong one?

Great blog by the way. Keep up the great work.