Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part Two

The Thirteen Postures As I was taught, the Five Steps are the primary patterns the body follows when moving through space. They are not specific techniques of stepping (although variations of footwork methods are included), they are directions. Qian Jin (forward advance) refers to either stepping or transferring the weight directly forward. Hou Tui (rearward … More Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part Two

Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part One

Hey everyone, this series, like the ones on Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, will be about Tim’s thoughts and understanding of the principles and practices of Taijiquan specifically.  There is a plethora of information here, some of which are probably going to start some arguments, and I suggest you read the information first before jumping to a … More Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part One