This group is for meeting other people who play Taijiquan and would like to discuss issues about training, teaching, & sharing anything helpful or interesting about Taijiquan.
The picture is of Dr. John Wan-Yuin Chang who formed the Tai Chi Chaun Study Association.
I joined the assoc. in the summer of 1995 and thus started by formal training. i learned on my own prior to tat from 1978/79.
Also I'd like to find push hands partners locally to train/share with
lastly It's also a way I might run into folks who want to learn taijiquan in my local area of Baltio., Maryland.
I teach Yang style Taijiquan as taught by Dr. John Wan-Yuin Chang which goes back to Xu Yusheng in own lineage.
I have been teaching approx. 18 yrs now. I was assistant to John W. Oden a senoir student of Dr. Chang's.
John just passed away a few days ago, so I'd like to try to spread our methods a bit more; so others can benefit from them.
Form = physical movements/postures that are done in a sequence
Tui shou/push hands = 2 person method to learn how to apply various postures, but more importantly to train sensitivity so that we can learn to deal with the force of another person
Qigong; BaduanJin & Zhang Zhaung = cultivation exercises meant to enhance health/rehabilitate/prevent various health issues
Taiji philosphy: so that we can start to incorporate a simple method of dealing with ourselves and others to enhance our time on the planet.
I do answer questions, but only those that you have tried to figure out for yourself first, via internet or other sources. I'm not here to answer all the many erroneous questions that people think up. That is beyond the scope of my energy expenditure which of course is finite.
I will try to answer training questions as best i can or refer you to a source for your particular answer if I don't know the answer. Questions that will be answered via your training/experience will not be answered.
All question from those who are already involved traing/playing Taijiquan are restricted to the level you are at in which you need help with. Please don't ask questions that go beyond the scope of your experience/training. This is simply a waste of time & ur efforts would be better spent training daily.