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Happy Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger

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"Tiger Rolls the Ball"

These two images capture a certain flavor for the Chinese New Year. The Tiger illustration represents a positive wish that the New Year be filled with Fortunate, Healthy Energy. Being a Water Tiger Year, it is also referred to as a Black-Water Tiger Year, the color Black representing Water’s color in the Five Elemental Phases. In martial arts, it can be interpreted as: "…fluid strikes and flexible techniques filled with power and strength…" People born in the year of the Water Tiger tend to be family or group oriented, and as such usually love to connect in matters of engagement with in-close techniques or grappling, instead of using their length to defend themselves. Xingyi’s Tiger is often applied as an in-close technique, utilizing knees and elbows, or arms bent at ninety degree angles for turning and twisting the opponent. While Xingyiquan is often viewed as being more linear and strike oriented, it also uses fine angles and more subtle circular energy to capture and twist the opponent's center, in order (and in this case) to lead them off balance.

Check out the following popular pages: Yi Quan, Liangong, and Applications of the Mother Palms

The T’ai Chi Power Combo! Our T’ai Chi Power Combo combines Two Complete Video Series in One: The Power Push Hands Video Series (Single Hands, Double Hands, Moving Push Hands, and Self-Defense Concepts) with The Wu T’ai Chi Power Training Video Series (includes 3 Wu Style T’ai Chi Inner Door Sets, Hand and Spear Power Cultivation, Deriving Power from Form’s Practice, and Integrating Power in Push Hands)

Swimming Dragon Video

 

Our Chi Kung Duo

We have combined two of our best stand alone Chi Kung instructional videos to create the Chi Kung Duo (Ancient vs. Modern). The Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, is thought to have originated with the Yellow Emperor, and, with one look at its shapes and simplicity of movements (based on the Five Elemental Phases) it's easy to conclude that this may very likely be something special that has survived the ages-not to mention the fact that some people swear by the wonders it does for their spine and posture. The Soaring Crane Chi Kung was created by Zhao Jin Xiang in the 1970s, and is one of the most popular forms of Chi Kung the world over. With its specific focus on therapeutic points, patience, and stillness in movement, it rivals the chi cultivation sets of the ancients. The unique "sixth section" (or, Advanced Meditation) is a marvel amongst any and all Chi Kung practices. While we don't advocate practicing two types of Chi Kung at the same time, these two popular and useful forms of Chi Kung practice, that we have combined in the "Chi Kung Duo" are certainly worth utilizing to compare, contrast, and ultimately cultivate.