Some of my blog posts are longer, more popular, or just more in-depth than others, so I’ve collected them here. Here are the best of the best, the big hitters, the ones you probably came here to read in the first place:
How to power your Tai Chi from the inside
How to put the juice into rollback and press
What is Qi?
When we talk about Qi (Chi) in martial arts, what do we mean?
Brothers in arms -Rickson Gracie and Tai Chi
A discussion of the similarities between BJJ and Tai Chi
The Tai Chi Magician
Woo! Everywhere is Woo!
Martial arts as theatre, theatre as martial arts – Meeting Scott P Philips
A new theory on the origins of Tai Chi
Wave Hands Like Clouds
A comparison of this popular Taiji sequence in the different styles of Taijiquan
Full contact Tai Chi. A painful lesson in reality
What happens when a Tai Chi “master” takes on an MMA coach?
How meridians relate to Tai Chi
Let’s find out what these channels are all about…
Kung Fu and XingYi:
Your Kung Fu demo doesn’t look like fighting, and I don’t care
Very rarely does a kung fu demo look like real fighting, but so what?
Spiralling the Shield Fist
A discussion of the similarities between Viking and Chinese martial arts
Wing Chun (Ding Hao) vs MMA (Xu Xiao Dong), in China
Xu Xiao Dong continues his quest to challenge Kung Fu masters in China.
Ido Portal and the possibilities of Neijia
The ‘Master of Movement’ has a healthy respect for the ‘internal’ Chinese martial arts
The delusion of grace under pressure
Surprise! Fighting looks like…. fighting
King of swords – was the katana the ultimate weapon?
It might be time to rethink what we know about ancient swords
The problems with being a teacher
This is something I’ve seen happen a lot in martial arts
Jin in Chinese martial arts (and tennis)
A look at how you can bring the power of the ground to your hands
Tao Te Ching, chapters 8 and 61
The question of hard vs soft
I also write articles for Jetli.com – read them here. These articles tend to focus more on the martial arts lifestyle and how Tai Chi can help you in your life.