Tag Archives: Tai Chi Chuan

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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Hotai Says…

TODAY’S APHORISM from Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple “I’m too busy living to look for the meaning of Life. Life is my purpose. Life itself is purpose enough.”  “Estoy muy ocupado viviendo para buscar el significado de la vida. … 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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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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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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