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UCI research lab studies taiji and qigong

via Embrace The Moon Taijiquan & Qigong: The Laboratory for Mind/Body Signaling and Energy Research (http://mindbodylab.bio.uci.edu) at UC Irvine conducts scientific research on the effects of Taiji and Qigong using physiological and bioenergetic measures. The "highlights" section features Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation Chen Family Taijiquan direct lineage holder, whose measures were shown in the …

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Tai Chi Eases Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Study Finds – NYTimes.com

h/t to our taiji sister Kim Ivy in Seattle, here’s a recent article on a clinical test of the benefits of taiji for fibromyalgia patients: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/health/19taichi.html In this study, 66 people suffering from fibromyalgia were randomly assigned into a control group and a Taiji treatment group. None of them had practiced Taiji before. I dug …

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GM Chen Qingzhou’s “dantian bounce” demo

Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou is the key person to revive the ancient training method of Taiji Ball to achieve “dantian bounce” (丹田自弹, dantian zitan), the ability to store and release power at the dantian area. This is a high-level martial skill where the internal energy and the external energy become one. Through years of diligent training, …

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TCKFM Championships Push-hand Videos

This year’s TCKFM (2nd annual) added Taiji moving-step push-hands. Here are some video clips of my classmates at the push-hand competition at the recent Tiger Claw & KungFuMagazine.com Chinese Martial Arts Championships. Both won 1st place in their respective weight class. Marlon in moving-step push hands: Marlon pushhand, round 1 Marlon pushhand, round 2

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