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Exploring mind, body, and self defence through internal martial arts, with emphasis on Yang and Chen family Taijiquan.
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Chen Yu Usage .flv - YouTube

Chen Yu demoing some nice apps from the opening of the chen form.
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This should be interesting and helpful for those practicing the Chen 1st routine. Thanks to my teacher, Steve Higgins, for sending it along!

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Tai Chi Reduces Stress & Inflammation

Tai Chi Reduces Stress & Inflammation | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
A randomized clinical trial has shown that Tai Chi can help lonely adults cope better with stress as well as dampen inflammatory responses.
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3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance....
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The Grandmaster - A Film By Wong Kar Wai

The Grandmaster - A Film By Wong Kar Wai | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Kung Fu: Two Words. A Horizontal and a Vertical. Make a mistake - Horizontal. Be the last one standing and you win.
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5 Ways Tai Chi Kicks Yoga’s Butt. ~ Marie Overfors

5 Ways Tai Chi Kicks Yoga’s Butt. ~ Marie Overfors | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Apples, for example, are yummy and help keep the doctor away, but wouldn’t it be nice to eat oranges, too? Tai chi offers its own brand of body-mind magic t
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According to the CDC, falls are the number one... | www.thegaitguys.com

According to the CDC, falls are the number one reason for death and injury among people age 65 and older. More than two million older people went to an emergency room in 2010 because of a fall.
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Another reason Tai Chi might save your life one day! 

 

“ They recorded 227 falls from 130 individuals over about three years.

Tripping caused just 1 out of 5 of the incidents.The biggest reason for falling—accounting for 41% of the total—was due to incorrect weight shifting, like leaning over too far, says Stephen Robinovitch, a professor in the biomedical physiology and kinesiology and engineering science departments."

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Tai Chi: a biopsychosocial approach to health

Tai Chi: a biopsychosocial approach to health | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines biopsychosocial (BPS) as of, relating to, or concerned with the biological, psychological, and social aspects of health in co
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Medical study shows link between Tai Chi and improved rehabilitation from prolonged coma after severe traumatic brain injury.

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We examined 40 patients aroused from prolonged coma after a severe TBI, undergoing long-term rehabilitation according to a standard phased rehabilitation program. These patients were divided into two numerically even groups: a control group treated according to the standard program, and an experimental group, who received an additional goal oriented program enhanced with selected Tai-Chi exercises. The research methods included analysis of documentation (MRI, CT), a structured clinical interview, and the Standard Self-Care Scale. Results The experimental group achieved significant improvement of self-care skills, whereas in the control group the improvement was slight and not statistically significant. The value of co-efficient j (0.64) indicates a very strong association between the rehabilitation procedure and improved self-care in the experimental group, but not in the control group. Conclusions Our results confirmed that a goal-oriented rehabilitation program enhanced with elements of Tai-Chi was more effective than the standard program in improving the performance of activities of daily living.

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'Man of Tai Chi' Review: Keanu Reeves' Almost Excellent Martial-Arts Adventure - TheWrap

'Man of Tai Chi' Review: Keanu Reeves' Almost Excellent Martial-Arts Adventure - TheWrap | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Reeves' goofily charming directorial debut has visceral energy and immediacy but lacks the substance to follow through on its martial-arts mysticism
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Looking forward to seeing this.

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Eight Extraordinary Meridian Meditation Method/開通八脈法

Eight Extraordinary-Meridian Meditation Method This set of meditation method was originally designed to be practiced in the sitting postures. However, we fin...
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Albert Einstein and a Lesson about Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Bagua - Ken Gullette's Internal Martial Arts

Albert Einstein and a Lesson about Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Bagua - Ken Gullette's Internal Martial Arts | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
A story is told about Albert Einstein. He had just given a test to a class of seniors, and he was walking across campus, followed closely by an assistant. "Dr. Einstein," the assistant said, "you just gave the same test...
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Very true. 

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Ninja Science: Energy Bursts May Be Key to Martial Arts Skills

Ninja Science: Energy Bursts May Be Key to Martial Arts Skills | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
The energy spent by martial artists can now be analyzed with the help of devices resembling gas masks combined with mini-jetpacks, researchers say.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Nice find!

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How to Pick a Winner: A Psychological Trick to Improve the Odds — PsyBlog

How to Pick a Winner: A Psychological Trick to Improve the Odds — PsyBlog | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Does thinking too specifically about a bet make you more likely to lose?
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I'm going to keep adding mind/brain/consciousness stuff here for the time being as I think a great deal of internal martial arts practice is about strengthening/expanding/exploring/focusing the mind. If it doesn't I might start another feed more focused on this kind of thing in particular. 

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tai chi push hands - YouTube

five kinds of chen style tai chi chuan push hands.practised by wuyingfeng(red) chenxili(white)
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Chen Style push hands.

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Fu Zhong Wen - Tui Shou - YouTube

Fu Zhong Wen, discípulo de Yang Chengfu, practicando tui shou estilo Yang tradicional, con su hijo Fu Sheng Yuan. Primero practican la modalidad "Paso fijo c...
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Grandmaster Yang Jun on the Tai Chi transformation

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Five years ago at the first International Tai Chi (Taiji) Symposium, Grandmaster Yang Jun demonstrated his leadership by uniting all five major Tai Chi families
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Tai Chi exercises offer anti-aging benefits at cellular level, study suggests, including pain and stress reduction

Tai Chi exercises offer anti-aging benefits at cellular level, study suggests, including pain and stress reduction | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
A literal fountain of youth may be the stuff of fantasy, but a virtual one, activated by Tai Chi, the traditional Chinese martial art and sport, may exist, a new study says
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HEALING AND MARTIAL ARTS BLOG » Blog Archive » THE KEY TO SKILL

HEALING AND MARTIAL ARTS BLOG » Blog Archive » THE KEY TO SKILL | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
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"The difficulty is that we are so programmed to believe that we have no other senses that we resist even the idea that we do. Yet we learn from practicing Tai-chi that we have a proprioceptive sense – the sense of momentum flowing through our bodies and how the parts of our body line up with each other. As we practice the push hands exercise (a two person interaction), we learn that we can sense the state of balance within our partner and even how his body prepares to carry out an intention to push even though our eyes are closed."

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Chen Style Taijiquan Basics: Illustrated

Chen Style Taijiquan Basics: Illustrated | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
14/7/13
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Phemonenal illustrations describing Chen Style Taiji principles. Love the visuals!! I think I've seen the Zhang Zhong illustration elswhere but this page has a pile more of them. Tai Chi treasure!

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Tai Chi Boost for Kettlebells - Natural Power & Grace Podcast - Episode 014

A specialized Tai Chi Boost routine for psoas development applicable to kettlebells and strength training. Build flexible core power and unify completely to ...
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Thanks to David Lenkovitzki for pointing this clip out. He runs a very informative group devoted to internal body building called "Body Smith" on Faceboook. Check it out! 

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The Effects of Tai Chi on Immunity and Sleep

The Effects of Tai Chi on Immunity and Sleep | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
The study conducted by Dr. Michael R. Irwin focuses on the Herpes Zoster, a virus which commonly afflicts older adults, and how a mind-body approach can complement vaccine usage by augmenting immune responses in these individuals.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Monks: Photo Essay

Shaolin Kung Fu Monks: Photo Essay | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Born in Poland in 1971, award-winning photographer, Tomasz Gudozowaty began his career with nature photography before changing his focus to documenting unc
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Of course Shaolin isn't "internal" but these are cool pictures so why let politics get in the way?

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Master Wabu Young

This is a short excerpt from Practicing Tai Chi Chuan, A Daughter's record of Master Wabu Young, 1980.
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Man of Tai Chi exclusive trailer breaks tomorrow. Fight face at the ready. - Entertainment.ie

Man of Tai Chi exclusive trailer breaks tomorrow. Fight face at the ready. - Entertainment.ie | Internal Martial Arts | Scoop.it
Man of Tai Chi exclusive trailer breaks tomorrow. Fight face at the ready.
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Trailer is coming!

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Funny Martial Arts Screw Ups

Enjoy Classic funny videos brought to you by FunnyClassics. Don't forget to like and comment.
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And now for LOLs!

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