Tai Chi Fa Jin

Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy

Author: Mantak Chia,Andrew Jan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778116

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin • Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing • Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness through the 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi • Illustrates routines for the partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) Fa Jin, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of yin, yang, and the earth in the lower tan tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques. Integrating the teachings of many Taoist masters, including Chang San-Feng, the creator of Tai Chi; Wang Tsung-Yueh, the legendary 19th-century master; Bruce Lee, the actor and martial artist who made the “one-inch punch” technique famous; and the Magus of Java, a living master able to discharge energy in the form of electric shocks, this book explores the history, philosophy, internal exercises, and physical practices of Fa Jin. Drawing on Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tan Tien Chi Kung techniques, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal the secrets to collecting yin and yang in the lower tan tien and discharging the energy in a seemingly effortless yet explosive blow. Illustrating several routines of the Tai Chi partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou), they explain how to apply Fa Jin techniques by “listening” to your opponent’s intentions and countering the natural instinct to resist force with force through yielding softness and redirection. The authors also detail how to prepare for this advanced practice through stretching, meditation, breathing, relaxation, and energetic exercises.

Tai Chi Fa Jin

Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy

Author: Mantak Chia,Andrew Jan

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9781594774287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin • Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing • Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness through the 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi • Illustrates routines for the partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) Fa Jin, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of yin, yang, and the earth in the lower tan tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques. Integrating the teachings of many Taoist masters, including Chang San-Feng, the creator of Tai Chi; Wang Tsung-Yueh, the legendary 19th-century master; Bruce Lee, the actor and martial artist who made the “one-inch punch” technique famous; and the Magus of Java, a living master able to discharge energy in the form of electric shocks, this book explores the history, philosophy, internal exercises, and physical practices of Fa Jin. Drawing on Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tan Tien Chi Kung techniques, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal the secrets to collecting yin and yang in the lower tan tien and discharging the energy in a seemingly effortless yet explosive blow. Illustrating several routines of the Tai Chi partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou), they explain how to apply Fa Jin techniques by “listening” to your opponent’s intentions and countering the natural instinct to resist force with force through yielding softness and redirection. The authors also detail how to prepare for this advanced practice through stretching, meditation, breathing, relaxation, and energetic exercises.

Tai Chi Wu Style

Advanced Techniques for Internalizing Chi Energy

Author: Mantak Chia,Andrew Jan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550059

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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A guide to the internal martial arts exercises of short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi • Details the 8 core forms of Wu-Style Tai Chi with fully illustrated instructions • Ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities due to the “small frame” primary stance, slower and smaller movements, and conservation of energy • Explains how Wu Style provides a natural introduction to martial arts boxing • Reveals how Wu Style eases stiffness, relieves back pain, and reduces abdominal fat Following the flow of chi energy, rather than directing it as in traditional Tai Chi, Wu-Style Tai Chi focuses on internal development, seeking to conserve chi energy and gather jin power from the Earth through the tan tien. Centered on a “small frame” stance--that is, feet closer together and arms closer to the body--and a slower progression of movements in solo practice, Wu Style offers a gentle Tai Chi form for beginners and, when practiced with a partner, a grounding introduction to martial arts boxing and Fa Jin (the discharge of energy for self-defense). The more functional stance, smaller movements, and conservation of internal energy make Wu-Style Tai Chi ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities. Condensing the 37 movements of Wu Style into 8 core forms, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan illustrate how to build a personal short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi practice. They explain how Wu-Style Tai Chi removes energetic blockages and helps to elongate the tendons, reducing stiffness and allowing the limbs to return to their natural length and full range of motion. Regular practice of Wu Style relieves back pain as well as reducing abdominal fat, the biggest hindrance to longevity. Exploring the martial arts applications of Wu Style, the authors trace its history beginning with founder Wu Chuan-Yu (1834-1902) as well as explain how to apply Wu Style to “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) and Fa Jin. Through mastering the short-form Wu Style detailed in this book, Tai Chi practitioners harness a broad range of health benefits as well as build a solid foundation for learning the complete long-form Wu Style.

Tan Tien Chi Kung

Foundational Exercises for Empty Force and Perineum Power

Author: Mantak Chia

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892811953

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Tan Tien Chi Kung is the art of cultivating chi in the lower abdomen--the tan tien. Known as the Ocean of Chi, this lower abdominal area holds the key to opening the body to the free and continuous movement of chi. Included are exercises to develop chi for increased vitality and the mind-body balance essential for spiritual growth and well-being.

Championship Fighting

Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense

Author: Jack Demspey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501111485

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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"Jack Dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship Boxing instructs the reader in the theory, training, and application of powerful punching, aggressive defense, proper stance, feinting, and footwork. The methods Dempsey reveals will prove useful to both amateurs and professionals"--Page 4 of cover.

Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Author: Oleg Tcherne

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190220

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 125

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Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation.

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

24 Postures with Applications and Standard 48 Postures

Author: Liang, Shou Yu

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 159439279X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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Learn today’s most popular tai chi forms! This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is one of today’s most popular tai chi forms. Once learned, it can be performed in only six minutes. If you are learning tai chi in a school, a fitness club, a community or recreation center, or even the local park, this is the tai chi form you are likely to encounter. The martial arts applications for each posture are shown so you can understand that every movement has a purpose. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture is a popular tai chi form practiced by those who want a longer, more challenging sequence. Once learned, it can be performed in only twelve minutes. The forty-eight posture form is often the next form a student studies after learning the twenty-four posture form. Here’s what is inside this book: • Theory to help you understand important tai chi concepts • Warm-up exercises for safe and proper tai chi practice • Fundamentals so your tai chi movements will be easy and natural • Foot diagrams so you will know what direction to face • The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form, step-by-step • Martial applications for each movement of the twenty-four posture form • The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form, step-by-step No matter your age, tai chi chuan is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.

Empty Force

The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing

Author: Paul Dong,Thomas Raffill

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941348

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Ling Kong Jing, the "Empty Force," is the highest martial arts skill in China. This extraordinary technique harnesses the power of chi, the body's vital energy, enabling masters of the art to defend themselves against opponents without making physical contact. The book takes readers step by step from theory to the actual practice used to generate Empty Force, and shows how to use its remarkable power for healing as well as self-defense.

T'ai Chi According to the I Ching

Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes

Author: Stuart Alve Olson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819447

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching, detailing how practicing the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form restores flexibility and spiritual freedom. Original.

The Power of Internal Martial Arts

Combat Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Hsing-i

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556432538

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Demonstrates and explores the difference between the internal and external martial arts, explaining how the manipulation and development of chi can reduce stress, heal disease, and balance the emotions

Tai Chi Chuan—Classical Yang Style

The Complete Long Form and Qigong

Author: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594392234

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is one of the most popular and effective health and exercise activities practiced today. This revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice. In this guide, you will learn: • History of Tai Chi Chuan • The relationships between Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi • Tai Chi Chuan’s Thirteen Postures • Tai Chi Qigong Sets • The Complete Yang Style Long Form, step by step • How to practice Tai Chi for best long-term results

The Way of the Spiritual Warrior

Soft Style Martial Arts for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Author: Paul Brecher

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806970790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Shows how to use the martial arts to develop physical fitness and spiritual awareness

Compact Tai Chi

Combined Forms for Pratice in Limited Space

Author: Jesse Tsao

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631261

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 229

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Many homes do not have enough space to practice conventional Tai Chi. Tai Chi master Jesse Tsao explains his spaceless mini Tai Chi, a form combining five major styles in one comprehensive form, which takes only three to five minutes to practice in less than 40 square feet of space.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power

Advanced Yang Style

Author: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 159439296X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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DISCOVER THE POWER INSIDE TAI CHI POSTURES Here’s your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing). This will lead you to deeper martial skills, proper body alignment, rooting, and energy (qi) manifestation. An effective way to enhance health, strength, and balance Tai chi’s natural power contributes to your overall health and well-being by training your body to be stronger. You will explore many tai chi postures, revealing the essence of stability, motion, and power. With these skills you can remain confident that the natural strength of your tai chi movements will support your everyday activities. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi power (jing) accurately and quickly. Includes over 300 photographs with motion arrows! • 12 coiling qi exercises • 3 types of sensing jing • 16 types of offensive jing • 19 types of defensive jing • 4 types of neutral jing • 11 types of kicking jing • 14 hand forms for accumulating jing • 8 postures for accumulating jing • 15 tai chi classics with translations and commentaries Discovering tai chi’s natural power is a practical way to improve pushing-hands, strength, health, and overall well-being. These skills can help you retain lifelong energy and vitality while experiencing fewer falls and injuries.

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane

Martial Power and Qigong

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594391602

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The secrets of internal power are revealed in this expert guide to internal and external martial qigong. This comprehensive martial arts training guide explores White Crane Kung Fu (Gongfu), one of the most famous martial styles developed in China. Martial arts qigong is integral to White Crane Kung Fu and is a proven way to build explosive fighting power, known as jin. In addition to fighting power, martial qigong builds robust health and longevity. By focusing on the spine and torso, Shaolin White Crane movement develops and maintains a strong, supple upper body. Flexibility and strength of the spine are notable results of this training. It is commonly recognized that Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu is the root of Okinawan karate, and has heavily influenced Japanese martial arts. From this book, a karate practitioner will be able to trace this root back, and gain profound comprehension of empty-hand styles. • Long time hidden secrets of White Crane revealed. • A comprehensive analysis of Internal and External martial Qigong. • Complete sets of White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong training. • A thorough examination of martial power (Jin). • Presents more than 60 White Crane Jin patterns. • Learn mental and physical training for explosive fighting power. • Over four hundred action photographs and illustrations.

The Inner Structure of Tai Chi

Mastering the Classic Forms of Tai Chi Chi Kung

Author: Mantak Chia,Juan Li

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Explores the deep, internal work necessary for the effective practice of tai chi • Reveals the Taoist principles that gave birth to the Yang-style tai chi forms • Shows how tai chi can circulate powerful healing energies through the body Taoist adepts developed tai chi as both a martial art and a way to cultivate their physical body, energy body, and spirit body. Like all Taoist exercises, its main purpose is to form a connection to the basic energy that is the foundation of all life: chi. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, tai chi was considered a secret practice that was passed down only within a closely knit structure of family and loyal disciples. Despite its widespread growth in popularity as a martial art and health exercise, many of its underlying internal practices remain unknown. The Inner Structure of Tai Chi explores the deep, internal work necessary for the effective practice of tai chi. Designed for practitioners at every level, the book contains step-by-step illustrated instructions for mastering the 13 forms of early Yang-style tai chi, also known as Tai Chi Chi Kung. The authors demonstrate the relationship of the inner structure of tai chi to the absorption, transformation, and circulation of the three forces that animate all life--the Universal force, the Cosmic force, and the Earth force--revealing the principles and practices necessary to receive the full spectrum of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits that tai chi can bring.

Taijiquan

Cultivating Inner Strength

Author: C. P. Ong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615874074

Category:

Page: 368

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This book diverges from traditional exposition on Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) as it engages rather than shuns the role of muscles in elucidating the cryptic practice dictum of "using yi (mind) and not li (muscle force)." It centers on the core principle of Taiji balance-the balance of yin and yang, but presents the metaphysics of balance the way the body comprehends it, developmentally, through practice in the musculo-skeletal framework. In the process, the fog of mystique lifts, and the many abstruse concepts of Taijiquan become clear. Taijiquan training is physical at the initial phase, but the slow-motion exercise nurtures a meditative discipline of the mind. As it progresses, the soft methodology grows into one of building qi-energy, and then the practice becomes more internalized. The process fortifies the body with qi and cultivates a holistic balance of the organ systems. The book explains how the training methodology, in pursuing Taiji balance, leads to the development of a highly refined strength called neijin (inner strength). By incorporating the training of "silk-reeling energy" in Taiji balance, the practitioner develops the coiling power (chanrao jin) that underlies the magic of Taijiquan kungfu.

The Magus of Java

Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal

Author: Kosta Danaos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778779

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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The story of John Chang, the first man to be documented performing pyrokinesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and other paranormal abilities. • The author, a mechanical engineer, provides scientific explanations of how these powers work. • For the first time, the discipline of Mo-Pai is introduced to the West. In 1988 the documentary Ring of Fire was released to great acclaim. The most startling sequence in the film is that of a Chinese-Javanese acupuncturist who demonstrates his full mastery of the phenomenon of chi, or bio-energy, by generating an electrical current within his body, which he uses first to heal the filmmaker of an eye infection and then to set a newspaper on fire with his hand. Ring of Fire caused thousands to seek out this individual, John Chang, in pursuit of instruction. Of the many Westerners who have approached him, John Chang has accepted five as apprentices. Kosta Danaos is the second of those five. In his years of study with John Chang, Danaos has witnessed and experienced pyrokinesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and much more exotic phenomena. He has spoken with spirits and learned the secrets of reincarnation. Most important, he has learned John Chang's story. John Chang is the direct heir to the lineage of the sixth-century b.c. sage Mo-Tzu, who was Confucius's greatest rival. His discipline, called the Mo-Pai, is little-known in the West and has never before been the subject of a book. Now, John Chang has decided to bridge the gap between East and West by allowing a book to be published revealing the story of his life, his teachings, and his powers. It will surely expedite what may well become the greatest revolution of the twenty-first century--the verification and study of bio-energy.