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Going to Court over Taiji

I came across an article originally published in 2007 in the Eastern Daily (from here) that illustrates how deep feelings run over historical/lineage issues in China, and thought I’d share it. “For the last 80 years, the origin of taijiquan … Continue reading

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‘Large Frame’ Zhaobao Taijiquan – Wang Haizhou

One of the main promoters of Zhaobao taijiquan in China is Wang Haizhou, the head coach of Zhaobao village. I have translated an extract of his life story (as told to the journalist Yan Hanxiu in the book ‘Taijiquan: Qi … Continue reading

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The Zhaobao Taijiquan of Hou Chunxiu

Zhaobao taijiquan is an interesting major style of taijiquan which has produced many top level masters and seems to have preserved an extremely complete system including neigong, forms practice in different frames as well as a multitude of weapons. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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