Raised Spirit Workshop With MMA Tai Chi Fighter Nick “Supernova” Osipczak June 16-17 2018

UFC phenomenon Nick "Supernova" Osipczak will be coming to San Diego to teach a workshop in June of 2018! If you haven't heard of Nick, these two videos will give you a quick introduction: Intro video (3:32): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOVNIvOyo7A Fight highlights (4:31): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy3-P142cqM Taking a holistic approach to teaching the martial way, Nick bases his understanding of the … Continue reading Raised Spirit Workshop With MMA Tai Chi Fighter Nick “Supernova” Osipczak June 16-17 2018

World Tai Chi Day San Diego Charity “Funraiser” All Ages Event April 28 2018

  worldtaichidaysandiego.com WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY SAN DIEGO 2018 @ LA JOLLA RECREATION CENTER CHARITY "FUNRAISER" ALL AGES EVENT INCLUDING: HOLISTIC LIFE EXPO KUNG FU CON --ONE WORLD, ONE BREATH, $1 MILLION FOR CHARITY!-- LOCATION: La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St, San Diego, CA 92037 DATE: April 28th TIME: 10 AM - … Continue reading World Tai Chi Day San Diego Charity “Funraiser” All Ages Event April 28 2018

“Monofocus” in Martial Arts

We have all met them: those individuals who have such a singular focus and dedication that they devote the entirety of their working lives to the development of a particular skill (or set of skills), and hence attain a rare and astonishing level of refinement of that one thing. My suggestion: learn from them, as … Continue reading “Monofocus” in Martial Arts

The Way of Nature

There is nothing that does not follow the way of nature.  There is only that which, from our perspective, does not seem to follow the way of nature.  This, too, is the way of nature.

Maxwell Maltz on Life Energy

Excerpted from Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz: The energy that heals a wound is the same energy that keeps all our other body organs functioning. When this energy is at an optimum, all our organs function better. We feel good, wounds heal faster, we are more resistant to disease, we recover from any sort of stress … Continue reading Maxwell Maltz on Life Energy

The Marble And The Stick

In Western medicine, the body's natural state is death and decay. Health is like a stick balanced precariously on its end, an unstable equilibrium the maintenance of which requires constantly inputting energy and impeding the natural progression of entropy. The role of a healer is to "prop up" the body's state of health to prevent … Continue reading The Marble And The Stick

How To Achieve Tai Chi Posture In An Instant

To find your proper posture, visualize that you are wearing a heavy, lead-filled backpack, with the straps resting squarely on the bony parts of your shoulders.  What's more, imagine that you will have to wear that backpack all day long, and stand so that you can bear the weight indefinitely.  This will make you sensitive … Continue reading How To Achieve Tai Chi Posture In An Instant

Unconscious Muscle Tension

For most of us, our body is in a constant state of tug-of-war with itself, as muscles use tension to counterbalance other muscles that are carrying excessive tension to begin with. This state of affairs is analogous to driving a car with the emergency break on. It limits our range of expression, creates wear and … Continue reading Unconscious Muscle Tension

Stillness Is Death

When is the body ever completely still? Only in death is there no movement. If you are living, you are breathing. If you are breathing, you are moving. The movements of tai chi ride upon the breath wave like flotsam following an ocean current. The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone. The thigh … Continue reading Stillness Is Death

The Secrets Of Our Kung Fu

One day my big apprentice brother told me a story.  He said that our sifu once did a demonstration at a festival where many people were gathered to watch.  After performing the demonstration, our sifu addressed the crowd, and began to describe our kung fu in great detail, even revealing the most esoteric secrets of … Continue reading The Secrets Of Our Kung Fu