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Martial Vocabulary and Principles of Application

Posted by Michael in Blog. No Comments

21st December

I am always a little bit annoyed but sadly not surprised when martial artists of the more Kick and Punch persuasion laugh at Taiji as a martial art. This prejudice is based upon the common presentation of Taiji as a therapeutic practice only. Whilst it is true that it is an excellent health practice, to practice Taiji without an understanding of its martial content would be to miss its real meaning and to ignore its heritage. Rest assured that it would not have been taught to the Imperial Guard of the Ching Dynasty if it was not considered as a high level Martial art. Indeed the modern founder Yang Lu Chan ( Yang Fu Kui. Died 1872) was known as ‘Yang the Invincible’ which is no mean feet in a period of history where losing a challenge could mean death … Read More »





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