Since much has already been written on Tai Chi and Qigong, I will just post a few links to sites I found interesting. I hope you will enjoy and learn from them as well.

Here are a few videos that give a pretty close imitation of what I do, (or vice versa), for those looking for home instruction. Remember, practice will help you to remember the form movements, a teacher will help you to get them right to prevent injuries, and increase qi flow.

Are you sinking your body correctly? Here’s a video that can help.  And this site by Brisbane Chen Tai Chi has a lot of great information about grounding.

8 Pieces of Brocade

Yang 8 or 10 form short set

Note, the 8 form and 10 form styles are the same, it’s just a matter of how the forms are counted that changes.

Yang 24 form set

  • You can also search Youtube for “pink lady tai chi”, Master Jiamin Gao, winner of 32 gold medals. She is co-owner and teacher at the US Wushu Center, Portland, Oregon.
  • Two people doing the Yang style 24 form, mirroring each other.
  • This one shows the 24 form from the back, with English subtitles describing the movements.
  • Here’s a cute poster of a mouse doing the Yang 24 formset.
  • Dr. Paul Lam  has an extensive collection of Youtube videos, DVD’s and instructors around the world. He does not go deep into the qi movement, but his breakdowns of forms is pretty specific.

Tie Chi Qigong (Shibashi) 18 and other Qigong sets

Classes online, background on Tai Chi and Qigong

Live stream classes with my teacher Michael Issa or catch up on past videos. He has Tai Chi Flow, Therapeutic Tai Chi formset, Qi Fitness and Qi Flow options.

  • Watch Atlanta cable channel AIB TV in the morning: Christina Barea and Peyton Young of Rising Lotus for breathing and qigong exercises,  Cate Morrill to practice Tai Chi, or stretch out with Michael Issa as he shows Dai Yin Qigong stretching.
  • Zhang San-Feng 13 Postures featuring Master Zhong, the present lineage holder of the Wudang Style.
  • Master (Chen) Tseng is the United States representative of the Wudang form and temple brother to Master Zhong. He has traveled to Atlanta numerous times for weekend seminars and is now offering classes in Estes Park, Colorado. Please check out Master Chen’s website here for many articles and podcasts on Tai Chi, qigong, Daoism, and qi movement.

A bit of history and studies on Tai Chi and Qigong

And a few good books:

108 Answers to Tai Chi Practice by Master Jesse Tsao – the first section is very illuminating!
The Power of Tai Chi by Master Shao Zhao-Ming
The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen
Inside Zhan Zhuang by Mark Cohen
The Tai Chi Directory by Kim Davies
Anatomy of Fitness Tai Chi by Loretta M. Wollering – shows the movements of the Yang 24 form and the muscles each form works
15-Minute Tai Chi by Master John Ding
Taijiquan through the Western Gate by Rick Barrett