Trigrams In London Chinatown

1992 The year of the Monkey arrives 9 A Dynamic System 11 Dayan Qigong Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64 12 Wing Chun's Lap Sau amp Tung Toy 23 Contacts for Classes amp Seminars 25 Since the last issue of Qi Magazine we have celebrated the Chinese New Year. Many of you may know that the Chinese horoscope contains twelve animals, and that each has its own meaning. This year is the year of the monkey. What does this mean Basic theories of Qigong are very important, Yin and Yang, the five elements and the...

Spiralling Liii Energy in Chen Taiji

Shuai Jiao

Spiralling energy is the essence of Chen family Taiji. Its principle is totally different to other forms Taiji. Lui is one of eight different 'energy' techniques in Chen. It is a pulling skill, which when used properly will cause an opponent to lose his balance. 1. Your enemy grabs your hand. Just relax and let him grip as tightly as he likes, in fact the tighter the better 2. Step forwards so closing his centre with your's. Your posture and energy will occupy his centre. Moreover, because he...

The words of Grandmaster Yip Chun

Yip Chun Wing Chun

Those of you who know Wing Chun will know of it effectiveness, even for those who do not posses the muscles of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the acrobatic ability of Jackie Chan. Such is the ingenuity of the Wing Chun principles, means that it is suitable for everyone, even the smallest can be deadlyl Perhaps the best example of this today is Grandmaster Yip Chun. Barely more than five feet tall his size belies his skill. Playing Chi Sau Sticking Hands with him is an astounding experience Recently...

Qi Magazine

Development of mans thinking, they became abstract concepts symbolising things with different characteristic features. Thus Yang stands for anything that is superficial, energetic, positive, ascendant, rapid, intense, bright, open, out-reaching, hot, etc, while yin stands for anything that is innate, calm, slow, descendant, dark, contracting, closed, cold etc. Everything has its Yin and Yang aspects. Take a mountain for instance. Its yang side faces the sun and is bright and warm, and while its...

The Theory of Yin and Yang

This theory is a foundation stone for traditional Chinese medicine and ancient ways of preserving health. The ancients found that the cosmos was an orderly harmonious systematic universe, and that everything in the universe is a unity of opposites heaven and earth, movement and stillness, day and night, life and death, and so on and so forth. So they divided all things in the universe into two major categories yin and yang, which were also regarded as two opposing aspects of everything....