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Chen Taiji – Whirl Arms Application

Whirl arms is a simultaneous evade and controlling technique. It is usually performed with a step back, so its full name is ‘Step back and whirl arms on both sides’. The technique uses spiral energy. The spiral comes from the center of …
The Spheres of Taiji Quan

The Spheres of Taiji Quan

When practising Taji Quan we are often told to straighten the posture by lifting the head or move slowly as if moving underwater etc., but I do not hear a great deal of information on the fundamental principle of ‘spheres’. Discovering the …