Tag Archives: Internal Martial Arts

Taijiquan as a form of rehabilitation and exercise in sedentary populations, pt. 2

Taijiquan, Taiji or Tai Chi, is a martial art that falls within the neija style of Chinese martial arts. Neija simply means internal because its focus is on developing the practitioner’s body from the inside before developing external or martial … Continue reading

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Is Taijiquan (Tai Chi Ch’uan) an effective form of exercise for sedentary populations?

Last fall I attended a bootcamp for new personal trainers in Las Vegas. While there a number of trainers talked about how they want to show their clients how to develop bodybuilder physiques, teach clients effective weightloss strategies, or condition … Continue reading

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On Teaching Taijiquan

Yesterday I taught the first Taiji class held at the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA. For me it was my first and only class. I resigned from my position there earlier this month. My friend Anthony, who studied ILC with Sigung in NY … Continue reading

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Weak SITS muscles in Internal Martial Artists

When people start studying Chinese Internal Martial Arts, it is common to encounter people with an inability to relax their shoulders.  This inability may be due to poor posture or overdeveloped pectoral muscles, but there is also usually some injury … Continue reading

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