Tai Chi Chuan - an iron fist, gloved with velvet!
Aquarel: Ulrich Baumstark
Montag, 11. Dezember 2017
"Strategy without techniques is the slowest route to victory.
Techniques without strategy is the noise before defeat."
Here: Strategy is the way one combines the different techniques.
This is a Sunzi quote. Just the word tactics is changed to techniques - now it fits better to Tai Chi Chuan.
Montag, 13. November 2017
Freitag, 10. November 2017
featuring Michel Peeters and Martin Boedicker
Refusing to Clean the House
A Strong Wind Blows through the Door
Lazily Reading a Book
Always Keeping a Cool Head
Montag, 6. November 2017
Freitag, 3. November 2017
Donnerstag, 2. November 2017
Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017
from Ma Jianglin, grandson of Wu Jianquan
The tradition of Tai Chi Chuan knows a lot of pushhands-techniques. One should train them all, to develop a great repertoire. If you train with a partner, it is important to change between the techniques all the time. This is often a problem for the students. They insist on one techniques and want to finish with it - without a reaction to the movements of the partner. The ability of changing between techniques is very important and is based on a lot of experience. The daily practice of pushhands is the best way here.
Foto: Ma Jianglin, Shanghai 1993
Montag, 16. Oktober 2017
Samstag, 14. Oktober 2017
Freitag, 15. September 2017
from and with Martin Boedicker
Zeche Zollverein Essen, Germany
In an Old Original Japanese Tatami House Duesseldorf/Germany
The Museum Abteiberg in Moenchengladbach, Germany
In my natural environment
NRW Forum Duesseldorf
Mittwoch, 30. August 2017
Mittwoch, 9. August 2017
Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017
Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017
Dienstag, 23. Mai 2017
Montag, 15. Mai 2017
Do you ever tried to get deeper into the world of Taijiquan & Qigong by studying books or texts in the internet?
Then you may have faced a lot of Chinese words - not only technical terms, but also names of people and names of movements and postures. Often unknown and sometimes looking very similar. Easy to mix them up or get confused.
Angelika Fritz was very aware of this problem and solved it by publishing the Taijiquan & Qigong Dictionary - a paper book with a lot of content:
• covers words, phrases, concepts from Taijiquan, Qi Gong, TCM, and meditation
• ranges from A (e.g. Abdominal Breathing, Ao Bu, Attack the tiger) via M (e.g. Ma Bu, Men Ren, Moxibustion) to Z (e.g. Zai Chui, Zhong Kui, Zuo Wang)
• includes the most important numbers: 1-10, 100, 1000 etc.
• refers to many form movements in Chinese and English
• explains various relevant acupuncture points
• names many present and past masters
• all in all it is 127 pages about Taijiquan and Qi Gong
As a dictionary it is not a book to read through, but to have it on the table for daily use. Lying here it can be a daily friend making the textual world of Taijiquan & Qigong more accessible.
More info: here
Big hug to Angelika (more info here) and thank you for the effort of making this book.