“When we bend forward, the yang ch’i enters…

…When we bend backward, the yin ch’i enters….” – – – Ch’ang Nai-Chou,   tr. Douglas Wile,  T’ai Chi’s Ancestors,  p. 85

  • see the aiki-taiso at 12:18 – – –

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There are many precursors to those internal martial arts that we know today: one is the un-named art of Master Ch’ang Nai-Chou (early 18C), whose writings were edited and published by Hsu Chen in 1932…they are lengthier and more detailed than the Tai Ch’i Classics and are especially valued for their wisdom – as well as being an insight into the pre-history of Tai Ch’i Chuan…

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