Humility (Qian Xu)
By Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Shou-Yu Liang, and Wen-Ching Wu.
Humility comes from controlling your feelings of pride. In China it is said: “Satisfaction (i.e.pride) loses, humility earns benefits.” When you are satisfied with yourself, you will not think deeply, and you will not be willing to learn. However, if you remain humble, you will always be looking for ways to better yourself, and you will keep on learning. Remember, there is no limit to knowledge. It does not matter how deep you have reached, there is always a deeper level. Confucius said, “If three people walk by, there must be one of them who can be my teacher.” There is always someone who is more talented or more knowledgeable than you in some field. The Chinese say: “There is always a man beyond the man, there is sky above the sky.” Since this is so, how can you be proud of yourself? Continue reading
同学们好 Tong Xue Men Hao – Hello Students
老师好 Lao Shi Hao – Hello Teacher
早 Zao – Good Morning
你好 Ni Hao – Hello
再见 Zai Jian – Goodbye
杨式太极拳 Yang Shi Tai Chi Chuan -Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
沉肩 Chen Jian- Sink the shoulders
坠肘 Zhui Zhou – Pull the elbows down
坐腕 Zuo Wan – Sit the wrists
松腰 Song Yao – Loosen the waist
松胯 Song Kua – Loosen the hips
弓步 Gong Bu – Bow step
虚步 Xu Bu – Empty step
马步 Ma Bu – Horse step
精神 Jingshen – Spirit (vitality)
与肩同宽 Yu Jian Tong Kuan – Shoulder width apart
Here there are some links where you can watch the long form (103 movements) performed by Yang Cheng Fu and his four sons: Shu Zhong, Zhenji, Zhenduo and Zhenguo.
Jet Li, an action movies star, takes part in the memorial ceremony for Yang Luchan, the founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, in Yongnian County, north China’s Hebei Province, April 10, 2011. Jet Li appeared in the new site of Yang Luchan’s cemetery in Guangfu ancient City of Yongnian County, to attend the “The Memorial Ceremony for the Founder of Yang Style Tai Chi – Yang Luchan”, on Sunday.
In the picture we see Jet Li to the right of Master Yang Zhenduo, 4th generation of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, great grandson of Yang Luchan.
It is said that Jet Li, who has once studied the Yang style Tai Chi, will play the role of Yang Luchan in the movie of “Tai Chi” produced by Huayi Bros. Media Group, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Jiuzhong)
Master Yang Jun’s lecture on Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. This video was recorded at mini-seminars at Master Yang’s school in Redmond Washington.
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Performed by Master Yang Jun, 6th Generation descendant of the creator of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
1. Preparation Form
3. Grasp the Bird’s tail
4. Single whip
5. Raise Hands and Step Forward
6. White Crane Spreads its Wings
7. Left Brush Knee and Push
8. Hand Strums the Lute
9. Left Brush Knee and Push
10. Right Brush Knee and Push
11. Left Brush Knee and Push
12. Hand Strums the Lute
13. Left Brush Knee and Push
14. Step forward, Parry Block and Punch
15. Apparent Close Up
16. Cross Hands