The internet can be pretty a confusing place. If you’re still confused about how kung fu relates to qigong, then this quick video explanation will help.
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Is tai chi older than qigong? Or is the opposite true? Let’s bust some myths about the ancient origins of these arts.
What’s all this talk about “style,” and what does it mean for the modern practitioner of qigong or tai chi? If you want to understand the truth about qigong styles, then my own journey may help you to see things clearer.
For years, I felt like a fraud. I’m often seen as someone oozing with willpower. After all, I’ve spent the last 25 years mastering several styles of kung fu, including various weaponry. But here’s the thing: I never felt like someone with willpower.
There’s something magical about going on a Kung Fu adventure to find a spot to practice, especially at dawn…
I’ll just come out and say it: Internal strength is real. It may be incredibly rare, but it definitely exists.
If you’re gung ho about kung fu, then whatever style you practice — whether it is Shaolin or Tai Chi or Wing Chun or whatever — you will probably learn something about the Chinese language in this article.
The latest edition of “Ask Sifu Anthony”, including questions and answers on the following topics: Practice Quantity vs. Practice Quality…Frustration and Patience in Tai Chi…Qualities of a Good Student…Dealing With Jerks While Practicing in Public…Firecrackers and Fireworks…Iron Shirt vs. Zhan Zhuang…Bathroom Qigong…Weights and Isometrics…Kids and Qigong.
In the movie “The Matrix”, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) wakes up from a training session and then says the 4 words that I often dreamed of saying as a kid: “I know Kung Fu.” Now imagine Neo waking up and saying this instead: “I know Tai Chi.” Not quite the same impact, right?
I’m not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on TV. But students often ask for my opinion on this subject. Why? Probably because the Kung Fu tradition (which includes Qigong and Tai Chi) contains a lot of wisdom. And in the 21st century, I think that this kind of ancient wisdom is precisely […]
Personally, I don’t get into very many sword fights these days. Even battle-axe and spear fights seem to be on the decline. Be that as it may, I still find it exceedingly useful to train as though I’m going to be in a sword fight someday soon.
Wouldn’t you like to know their secret? I mean, if you had that kind of discipline, you could make amazing changes, build healthy new habits, eliminate bad ones, and create the life you dream of! I’ll reveal their secret, and it may very well change your life. But I’m warning you: You’re probably going to […]
A few months ago, I was on a business trip with my wife. After a long day at a healing conference, we decided to stop in a cafe for some refreshments. Just for fun, I asked the server for a “Tai Chi latte”. I figured it was worth a shot. I didn’t get a mug […]