Application To The School Of Wu Kam Chin

Tai Chi Ch'uan is the ancient Chinese art and science of meditation through movement. It is based on the philosophical and mystical teachings of both the Ching and China's great sage, Lao Tzu. Tai Chi Ch'uan reflects ancient observations of the Yin (negative) and Yang (positive) principles in nature. Unlike Indian Yoga, which is based on individual and static postures, Tai Chi Ch'uan consists of unbroken rhythmic movements that flow with complete relaxation. This flowing relaxation benefits the...

Table Of Contents

APPLICATION TO THE SCHOOL OF WU KAM CHIN 9 1. INTRODUCTION 11 AN EXPLANATION OF THE TEN FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 13 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TAI CHI CH'UAN MASTERS 15 PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS 17 2. THE SEVEN BASIC STANCES 18 PRINCIPLES FOR THE CULTIVATION OF CHI 19 DURATION OF THE STATIC MEDITATIVE EXERCISES 19 PARALLEL STANCE 20 SITTING STANCE 21 BOW STANCE 22 HORSE STANCE 23 TREADING STANCE 24 HALF-SPLIT LEG STANCE 25 SINGLE FOOT STANCE 26 THE POSTURES OF TAI CHI CH'UAN 27 3. THE FORMAL EXERCISE...

Turn The Body And Punch

Tai Chi Chuan Punch

Let both arms drop down in front of the body. Both palms are facing down. Turn the body to the right by pivoting to the right on the left heel and sliding the right foot to the right. The body is facing the right. The right hand makes a fist and both hands circle up the front of the body and then circle down in front of the body with the palm of the right fist pointing up while the palm of the left hand points to the right. The fingers of the left hand are 56 pointing up. Both hands are about...

An Explanation Of The Ten Fundamental Principles

Tai Chi Chuan Movements Advanced

The upper psychic center is made as light as possible. The lower psychic center is made as heavy as possible. This procedure is created by the use of the mind. The mind imagines the upper psychic center to be light and the lower psychic center to be heavy. The result of the movement of the mind and the correct body position is relaxation. When there is relaxation the Chi will sink down to the lower psychic center. The body must be held straight and there can be no use of physical strength....

Wild Horse Parting Its Mane Right

The body turns to the right by pivoting from the basal spine. The hands move to the front of the body and appear to be holding a ball. The right palm faces down while the left palm faces up. Slide the left foot to the right foot and rest it on its toes. Step out to the diagonal left with the left foot and let the heel touch the ground first. The hands circle forward with the left palm facing up and the right palm facing down. The fingers of the right hand are touching the wrist of the left...

Fist Under The Elbow

While turning left on the heel of the left foot, slightly turn to the left on the heel of the right foot. Slide the right foot so that it is to the right rear of the left foot. Let the arms circle to the left so that they are in front of the body. The body is facing the left. Sit back and raise the left foot so that it rests on its heel. Pull the arms back slightly toward the body and let the right hand come to rest under the left elbow. As the right hand comes under the left elbow, both the...

Fair Lady Works At The Shuttles Right

Ebook Wing Chun

Turn the body to the right by pivoting on the heel of the left foot. The hands withdraw to hold the Tai Chi sphere in front of the body. The right foot comes up on its heel and slides to the diagonal right. The body continues to turn as the hands open up with the right palm facing up and the left palm facing down. The fingers of the left palm are touching the wrist of the right hand. The body circles right to left. The body sits back with the right foot coming up on its heel. Continue to circle...

About The Author

Lee began his study of Tai Chi Ch'uan in 1933 in Canton. After studying Tai Chi Ch'uan for over a year, he returned to his home in Hawaii. He was not satisfied with his initial instruction in Tai Chi Ch'uan and sought out a master that would provide him with a deeper understanding of the art. Unable to find any such instructor in Hawaii, he returned to China. In 1937, he went to Hong Kong to enter the Tai Chi Ch'uan school of Wu Kam Chin. Wu Kam Chin was the son of Wu Chin Yow, the founder...

Step Up And Punch To The Groin

Grasp Bird Tail Tai Chi

The right hand makes a fist and rises up to the left palm as the left palm pulls back slightly. The right fist pulls back to the right waist and circles forward to hit the opponent's groin. The left hand brushes the left knee and then circles to the right front letting its fingers touch the right wrist. Repeat the Grasp the Bird's Tail that follows Step Up, Block and Punch. Turn the heel of the left foot slightly to the left. Step forward with the right foot so...

High Pat On Horse

Tai Chi High Pat Horse

Step forward, heel first, with the left foot. The right hand goes forward, drops down and then circles back to the left chest. The right palm faces down. At the same time, the left hand draws back and then the palm pushes forward striking the opponent's face. The body and the left palm move forward at the same time. Turn the body to the right rear by pivoting right on the heel of the left foot. The right foot turns to the right rear. The hands do not move as the body turns. Swing the right foot...

Retreat To Ride The Tiger

Images Tai Chi Hit Tiger

The right foot steps behind and to the left of the left foot. Turn the body to the right, letting the right fist open up and turn to the right so that the palm faces right. Open up the left fist and then let the fingers come together. The left hand drops to the rear. The left foot comes up on its toes and then is lifted up so that it faces the diagonal right. TURN AROUND AND HIT OPPONENT'S FACE WITH THE PALM Turn the body to the rear by pivoting to the right on the heel of the right foot. Lower...

The Seven Basic Stances

There are seven fundamental stances in Tai Chi Ch'uan. They are the Parallel Stance, the Sitting Stance, the Bow Stance, the Horse Stance, the Treading Stance, the Half-Split Leg Stance, and the Single Foot Stance. The second, third and fourth stances can be practiced independently as static meditative exercises which will be described later. These meditative exercises are concerned with the cultivation of internal energy. The Chinese call this internal energy Chi. The static meditative...

Diagonal Brush Knee And Twist Step Left

Rotate the palms so that they face each other and then circle the palms to the right rear by the side of the head. The right palm faces inward while the left palm faces outward. The hands appear to be holding a small ball. While the hands are circling to the rear, step out with the left foot letting it rest on its heel. The body is still facing the diagonal left. Lower the left foot to the ground and circle the hands to the right front. The left hand drops down above the left knee while the...

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Carry The Tiger To The Mountain

Drop both hands in front of the body. The palms are facing down. Lift up the heel of the front foot and pivot to the right on the ball of the foot. Shift the body weight to the right foot and then pull the left foot to the right foot. The body and the feet should be pointed to the diagonal left. As the left foot slides to the right foot, turn the hands over so that the palms are facing up. Circle both hands outward and upward. The palms and elbows are facing down. The spine is relaxed and...

The Horse Stance

The feet are pointing forward and are about two shoulder widths apart. The knees are in line with the toes while the hands are in line with the knees. The hands are held at shoulder level. The right hand fingers hang down and are joined together. The left hand palm points outward with the fingers pointed upward. The shoulders are down. The elbows hang naturally while pointing downward. The spine and head are in line with each other. The two hands symbolize Yin and Yang since they present...

Turn Around And Chop Opponent With Fist

Tai Chi Ankle

Move the body back by bringing the left foot up on its heel. Lower the left foot and step forward with the right foot. Repeat Grasp the Bird's Tail. Slide the left foot to the right. The feet are shoulder width apart. The right hand opens up and both hands, palms facing down, move in front of the shoulders. Circle both hands toward the body and then let them drop down to the sides. As the hands drop down, the body rises up. 1. To live is to breathe. Coordination of breathing is actually...

Bend The Bow To Shoot The Tiger

Turn the right foot slightly to the left so that it points forward. Turn the body to the right. The hands drop down and move to the right. As the hands pass the right side of the body they form fists, circle up and punch toward the front of the body. As the hands punch out, the body turns slightly to the left so that it faces forward. The right fist is on top with its palm facing down while the left is on the bottom with its palm facing up

Diagonal Slant Flying

Sitting Tai Chi Cuan

Turn the body to the right by pivoting on the heel of the right foot. The hands drop down to hold the Tai Chi sphere in front of the body. Step to the diagonal left with the left foot. Open the hands up with the right hand dropping down above the right leg while the left hand raises up to shoulder level. The left palm faces toward the right while the right palm faces down. Shift the majority of the body weight to the left foot. Slide the right foot to the front of the body resting it on its...

Principles Of Breathing

Arms Hanging Sides

All breathing is performed through the nose. 2. The tongue touches the roof of the mouth. 4. All breathing is natural. Do not raise up the shoulders. Do not over-expand the chest. Stand straight with the knees slightly bent and the arms hanging naturally at the sides. The feet are shoulder width apart. The body is completely laxed. re- sides. The paJms are twardA 2 a nTo the body, lower the bodv hv h V me t0 rest at the of down. dy bV bending at the The pal are facing comes forward and...

High Pat On Horse Left Leg Kicks To The Right Side High Pat On Horse Right Leg Kicks To The Left Side Turn Body And

BRUSH KNEE AND TWIST STEP LEFT 46. BRUSH KNEE AND TWIST STEP RIGHT 47. STEP UP AND PUNCH DOWNWARDS 48. TURN AND CHOP OPPONENT WITH FIST 49. STEP UP, HIGH PAT ON HORSE LEFT 50. REPEAT LEG KICKS TO THE RIGHT SIDE 51. RETREAT TO FORM SEVEN STAR POSE 53. RAISE THE LEG A SECOND TIME 55. TURN THE BODY AND KICK UPWARDS 56. TURN AROUND AND KICK WITH THE HEEL 57. CHOP OPPONENT WITH THE FIST 58. STEP UP, WARD OFF AND PUNCH 60. CARRY THE TIGER TO THE MOUNTAIN 62. DIAGONAL BRUSH KNEE AND TWIST STEP...