The World Taiji Boxing Association
Internal Martial Arts

 

Taijiquan
The Supreme Ultimate Fist

Taiji (Tai Chi) is a shortened way of saying Taijiquan, which means Supreme Ultimate Fist.

Syllabus Covering
Yang Lu-ch'an's Form
Yang Cheng-fu's Form
Pauchui/Large San-Sau
Small San-Sau
Push Hands
Dau-Lu
Che-Sau
Long hau Chuan
Straight Sword
Broad Sword
Medium Stick
Qigong
And lots of training methods

Most people’s idea of Taiji is the all slow moving healing forms, and although it is one of the most amazing
healing arts, what a lot of people don’t know is that it’s also one of the most
deadly and effective martial arts
ever invented.            


So the style taught by the WTBA  has both the slow and fast, (Yin and Yang) it is the original Yang style of Taiji taught as it was centuries ago. We teach The Old Yang Style of founder Yang Lu-ch'an, and The New Yang Style of Grandson Yang Chen-fu.                                      

 

 

 

 

 

The Yang Chen-fu Form is a modified version of The Yang Lu-ch'an Form, made to be easer to learn for a beginner or older people, as it does not have the Fa-jing movements or leaping kicks etc, but it was modified with-out loosing the original essence of his Grandfathers form, anything that has come after this has been changed to much and is no longer real Taiji, click here to read about why you should not practice Shortened Forms.

 Taiji should never be separated into just the slow healing side or the fast explosive martial side, to do so you are not practicing real Taiji, you must always have an even balance of Yin and Yang energy in your body, by practicing only the slow soft movements you bring to much Yin energy into your body, and by practicing only the fast martial side you bring to much Yang energy in to your body, and without a perfectly balanced mind and body, you can never become a great healer or martial artist, this is why we train in both sides of the art, you can never truly master one without the other. On the healing side, Taiji is not just a bunch of slow movements stuck together for a nice relaxing exercise, all the movements were put together by the genius masters of old in a precise order to replicate the natural energy flow of ones body during a 24 hour period.

Energy flows through your body constantly, if it didn’t you’d be dead, and every 24 hours it completes a full revolution through your whole body, so you get one complete circulation per day, by practicing the Taiji form just once a day which takes just thirty to forty minutes you get an extra three revolutions of that life giving energy circulating through, healing and balancing everything in your body, if you're to Yang, very tense loud and frantic, it’ll give you the Yin energy you need to balance out and become more relaxed and calm, or if your to Yin, very soft and quiet, never standing up for yourself, it’ll give you the Yang strength you need. The slow movements are also very important for the fighting art, they give you a strong mind and body, making your internal energy and your external movements work in harmony, and teach you the perfect balance coordination and timing you need to fight.

Then we have the fast explosive movements, these teach us how to gain the power to knock someone out from only a few inches away (Fa-Jing),  the speed, the foot work, and the accuracy for striking to deadly Dim-Mak points (death points) which is what the whole fighting system is based on, it also teaches us how to release energy, either damaging for the fighting art, or life giving for the healing art. the fighting area teaches realistic self-defence for use in the street where you’re in danger, no fancy high kicks, leg sweeps or leaping in the air for competition use, just stuff that will actually work, we don’t do competitions as they always have rules, if they didn’t people would die, competitions teach you how to play sport, not how to defend yourself, we do have all the fancy moves, but they’re only used in training to gain flexibility and balance, never for fighting as they do not work.