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Baguazhang and Change

Baguazhang and Change

One of the greatest challenges when learning Baguazhang is remembering that it is primarily concerned with change. Constant change is the only key principle of Baguazhang that sets it aside from other arts. The internal engine of the system is remarkably similar to...
Taijiquan Leg Development

Taijiquan Leg Development

A brief video showing various stages of development for the legs in Taijiquan. This is specific to the Yang family style of Taijiquan and should take most practitioners around 7-8 years of practice before they are able to move through these stages to distinguish full...
Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts 35 years have passed since first I embarked on a life of training. My initial methods were of an external martial art nature. However to label a method of cultivation as external is in my opinion...
The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 guiding precepts of Shotokan Karate-Do were penned by Gichin Funakoshi; an Okinawan who is commonly known as the father of modern Karate. Though not strictly speaking an aspect of the Daoist arts these precepts are interesting as Gichin Funakoshi was clearly...