Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Constant Bear

A fundamental auxillary exercise found among the practioners of Cheng Man Ching Style Taijiquan is the Constant Bear.

It is said that Prof Cheng began teaching this variation of the well known exercise to an elderly student that was just having too much difficulty with the normal movements.

The Constant Bear, practiced in this manner, is supposed to embody the essentials of TJQ form practice.

There is some more information on the Constant Bear at Violet Li's column.


Christian said...

Great Exercise!

Rick Matz said...

Thanks, Christian!