108 Yang style Tai Chi

After a whole year of learning, I have finally finished my Yang style Taichi 108 strokes. My feel ing is very mixed at the moment. I felt the joy when officially I have achieved some thing. At the same time, I am to venture into the next phase, the Xuen Xuen Dao, which seems to me is less impressive.

After a whole year of work, I feel that I have progressed much, yet the fact that the Yang style that I have practised is still not applicable. This is because the 108 strokes is meant for practise and not for application, I still have to wait for another 2 years to reach the application level, after broad sword and sword.

When I set out to learn TaiChi, I wanted only the sword skill. I have never thought of doing the bare hand movement. But all in all, I have no regrets. While learning the fist, I have great improvement on my internal strength. I can now withstand other people's punches, resisting hits by broom sticks and chopping 2 bricks at one go.

Is this TaiChi you may ask? It is, as my master told me. The Tai Chi people learn nowadays has only retained the forms but lack the internal strength. It is only by combining the internal strength with the strokes that it would become a bigger whole. Do I believe in what he said? Deep in my heart, I do. Because I experience it myself. The way I play the strokes are different from that of others.

I am thinking of recording down my WaiChi 108, and for that reason, I have bought for myself a sort of a camcorder. I will give myself 3 weeks to paste my first clip on this blog.


Tai Chi Application Demonstration

This is the clip that I was talking about in my last message. It is quite impressive.

Wu TuNan Yang style Taichi

I got this clip from on Wu TuNan Yang Style. The person who placed out this style is the brother of my teacher. I believe he is also the one who started Nam Wah Pai. Ther is another clip that I saw with him demonstrating the applicationusing TaiChi.


Zhao Bao TaiChi

This is a clip demonstration on Zhao Bao Taichi from a champion of 2003. Personally I find the move a little strange probably due to the long shirt that he is wearing. As a whole I find that this style has more focus on lower body action. It would be a very interesting experience if I would play out this style.

This is an interesting clip on Fu ZhongWen playing the Yang Taichi stroke. It is slightly different from the one that I have learnt but it is good for reference. The Yang Taichi actually focus on the waist.


Brick Chopping using Taichi energy

This is a video clip that I have taken on 2 female students practicing the brick chopping using the Taichi technique. They have been learning Taichi for around 4-5 months from Nam Wah Pai.

Got this video clip on Wu TuNan, one of the pioneer for Tai Chi ( the Wu Style ). Interesting stroke.