Tai Chi Martial Applications

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About this app

Updated for Android OS 11!

Stream or download! Learn the real purpose of every tai chi movement from Master Yang, Jwing-Ming. In these video lessons, you will learn the fighting applications of every movement in the Yang-style form.
• Learn 50 movements hidden within Tai Chi.
• Fighting applications for any Tai Chi style.
• Detailed step-by-step instruction from Master Yang.
• English Subtitles / closed-captioning.
• Stream or download hours of lessons, like a private class.

Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient internal Chinese martial art which has gained widespread popularity for its many health benefits. Today, most people practice taiji slowly to develop their balance, strength, and vitality, and the martial applications of the art are often ignored. Taijiquan, or 'Grand Ultimate Fist', is a highly effective form of combat specializing in short and middle-range fighting.
These video lessons offer practical martial applications for each of the 37-postures of traditional Taiji, based on the forms passed down by Yang, Ban-Hou. Once the viewer has a basic understanding of these universal principles, you may use them to devise further applications for every movement no matter which style of Taiji you practice.
In China, t'ai chi ch'uan is categorized under the Wudang grouping of Chinese martial arts, which are applied with internal power (jing), using Qi (energy). The history of the basic postures in the Yang form can be traced back through Wudang mountain to Shaolin Temple, developed from a series of movements originating from "Chang Quan" (Long Fist, a reference to the winding Long River, another name for the Yangtze). Around 800 AD, a philosopher named Xu, Xuan-Ping is credited for developing a long Kung Fu of 37 forms, which included these common Tai Chi movements:
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"Taiji Chang Quan" existed in many variations, and eventually evolved into Taijiquan. Other forms of the same era such as "Heavenly-Inborn Style", "Nine Small Heavens", and "Acquired Kung Fu" also show similarities to what later became Taijiquan. The principles of softness, sticking, adhering, and using the opponent's own momentum against himself were established in these precursory martial styles. Bodhidharma's teaching at the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, which detailed the theory of using the mind to lead the Qi to energize the physical body, is widely considered the origin of all Internal Martial Arts, including Tai Chi.
Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Grandmaster Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫).
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The team at YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
(Yang’s Martial Arts Association)

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Jan 23, 2021

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4.0
171 reviews
Colin Lacey
November 6, 2021
Knowing various applications of the forms adds tremendously to confident practice. Meaning in movement adds new impetus. Thank you.
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Will Priester
August 16, 2021
Comprehensive explanation of the movements and useful as a complete reference guide.
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Nirvan Deshan
January 22, 2021
This is very helpful and I want to learn tai chi chin na. Please add a video tutorial on tai chi chin na
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Updated for Android OS 11.
Free sample videos and single in-app purchase for full-length videos, detailed instruction, follow-along workout.
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