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Your Correct Tai Chi Practice

Like Yoga and so many other disciplines which combine the physical with the metaphysical, Tai Chi can be approached in many different ways. The motives for taking up the art of Tai Chi Chuan are as varied as the students who practice … 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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Wave Hands like Clouds – the Colorful Tai Chi Positions

Like many martial arts pursuits, the venerable practice of Tai Chi Chuan carries with it an exotic flavor and a long tradition of mystique. These qualities alone attract today’s Western mentality to such arts. Of course, it is the long-term benefits that … Continue reading

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Is Tai Chi Religious? The Supple “Spirituality” of Tai Chi Chuan

A pervasive myth surrounds Tai Chi Chuan that it is either a religion or has religious overtones. This mistaken idea is gradually evaporating though, due to the current widespread practice of the art for its purely physical and psychological benefits. A … 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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Simplify your Martial Arts and your Life

“A good martial artist is a simplifier.” This is a statement all students at Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple have heard at one time or another. The pursuit of mastery in martial arts can get complicated, just as mastery … Continue reading

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What Is “Chi?”

The “Chi” in “Tai Chi” is the same ubiquitous “Qi” that the Chinese use to indicate life energy. According to this ancient oriental concept, Chi is a vital, living force, one which is constantly changing and yet remains imperturbably the … 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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