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Hsing- I

Posted on July 20, 2011 by FLK Network Administrator

Hsing-I (a.k.a. xingyi quan) is another Chinese internal art rooted metaphorically in the five elements (metal, water, wood, fire, earth) and the movement of 12 animals (such as chicken and swallow). Emphasizing relaxed muscles and circular movements, Hsing-I further supplements … Continue reading

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Push-Hands

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Ray Boyle

This two-person exercise develops strength, sensitivity, speed and spontaneity of response. Training in Push-Hands is offered in more advanced classes and develops strength in the spine and lower part of the body. Push-Hands can be used to open tight joints, … Continue reading

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Taoist Meditation

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Ray Boyle

While our tai chi focuses on “stillness in movement”, the emphasis of Taoist Meditation is “movement in stillness”. Meditation helps you still your mind by letting go of thoughts and attachments that cause stress and anxiety.

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Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Sabre

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Ray Boyle

Our Sword and Sabre sets supplement the training in empty-handed Tai Chi. The weapon becomes an extension of the spine, and wielding it by connecting the arm to the spine facilitates the development of spinal flexibility. These conditioning sets also … Continue reading

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Lok Hup

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Ray Boyle

The origin of our Lok Hup (a.k.a Lok Hup Ba Fa or Liuhebafa) set goes back to the late Tang dynasty in the 9th century. Created by Taoist sage Chen Hsi I, the Lok Hup form consists of 66 movements … Continue reading

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tai chi

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Ray Boyle

Tai chi  is commonly viewed as a soft style martial art and a low impact exercise. Over a period of almost two millennia, various approaches to Taoism have developed and perfected these health exercises as part of their religious practice. … Continue reading

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