Whether a practitioner moves slowly or quickly is not necessarily a factor. What is essential, is that the opponent’s zhong ding (or, central equilibrium) is revealed or compromised. This can be accomplished through patience, precision, or both, in order to pinpoint and expose the opponent’s weakness or opening. On the left, Ma Yueh Liang applies the art of capturing the central equilibrium with patience and slowness, while on the right, Gerald A. Sharp seizes the center of gravity with the shape of White Stork Flaps Its Wings. The unique martial application of the internal martial arts of T’ai Chi, Hsing I, and Pa Kua is to unveil weaknesses in the opponent’s situation, and neutralize and redirect them with the least amount of force.
T’ai Chi of the Wu Style! Our newest Book and Video Combo combines a compilation that features the life's work of Dr. Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua, Wu Chian Chuan's eldest daughter with our popular T’ai Chi of the Wu Style Video Series which presents instruction for the Wu Simplified form created by Ma and Wu in the early 80s, as well as Applications and demonstrations by Wu Ying Hua and Gerald A. Sharp. The Book and Video Combo, is Now Available, for comprehensive study for those interested in Wu Style or T'ai Chi martial applications.
The book Chi Kung, of the Wu Style written by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler is also one of our most successful book and video combos. The Chi Kung is organized in two series: The Eight Methods and the Five Elements both of which are inter-related, yet address various aspects of chi flow and connective tissue enhancement. With over 300 illustrations, it is published in a horizontal format with a wire binding, in order to make it easy to stand up; much like an easel for easy reference during practice. Check out this highly very informative and practical Chi Kung Book and Video Special.