Category Archives: Tai Chi Rulers

Hotai on Spring in the Winter Time

TODAY’S APHORISM from Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple “You can cut all the flowers,  but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”  — Pablo Neruda “Podrán cortar todas las flores,  pero no podrán detener la primavera” — Pablo Neruda Follow … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Vs. Chi Gung (Qigong) Vs. Yoga

There is a subtle difference between Tai Chi and the practice of Qigong, or Chi Gung, as it is often called. The arts of Yoga and Qigong are even harder to distinguish at times, and similarities in approach, expression, and … Continue reading

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Inside the Tai Chi Daggers Ruler

Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple‘s beautiful Tai Chi Rulers come in two forms: solid and hollow with a surprise. It’s the ruler with the surprise inside that is the subject of this brief article. Two extremely sharp daggers nest one … Continue reading

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The Secret Way of Tai Chi

“The Way Is the Way” — Lao Tzu As with most other spiritual mysteries, the underlying secrets beyond the reach of the casual Tai Chi student operate whether we are conscious of them or not. This is because they are based … Continue reading

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Tai Chi and Yoga — A Brief Comparison

While both Tai Chi and Yoga offer many of the same benefits, they are practiced in very different ways. We compare the basic similarities and differences of these two extremely popular body-mind approaches in the paragraphs below. The Basics of Yoga … Continue reading

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What Is Tai Chi?

Most of us have seen pictures of people in the park doing the slow, graceful movements of the Tai Chi form. Few, however, understand the full power of this ancient form of exercise, energy healing, and martial art. A Martial Art … Continue reading

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Catching Flaming Arrows at a Martial Arts Temple

One of the many grueling challenges a black belt faces when he decides to go for his second degree black belt at Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple is catching flaming arrows with his hands. In this video, you see … Continue reading

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Your Tai Chi – Preparing for Battle

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” The above quote was written over 2200  years ago by Sun Tzu in his now world-famous book, The Art of … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ruler Practices

The physical practice of Tai Chi is vastly different from the practice of the Tai Chi Ruler, yet they are intimately connected. They are both used by those involved in Yoga, martial arts, meditation, alternative health, and the myriad paths to new … Continue reading

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View a Video Collage of Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple

Below is a nice collection of images from within and around Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple, featuring students, the dojo, and the grounds. Our 2.5 acres of gently rolling property are situated atop the Sierra Madres, overlooking the largest lake … Continue reading

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