Index

THE TAI CHI JOURNEY

Foreword

1. LIFE INSIGHTS

Insight 1.1 – The Final Fight

Insight 1.2 – Craft Takes Time

Insight 1.3 – Guru Finds You

Insight 1.4 – What Do You Want?

Insight 1.5 – Practice Is Up to You

Insight 1.6 – The Master Itch

Insight 1.7 – Keep Learning

Insight 1.8 – In the End It Does Not Matter

2. LEARNING INSIGHTS

Insight 2.1 – Do Your Reps

Insight 2.2 – Train Smarter

Insight 2.3 – Practice Anytime, Everywhere

Insight 2.4 – Learn From Other’s Mistakes

Insight 2.5 – Many Wrongs, One Right

Insight 2.6 – Don’t Assume, Try It

Insight 2.7 – See Outside the Box

Insight 2.8 – Borrow & Make It Yours

3. TRAINING INSIGHTS

Insight 3.1 – Seek Comfort

Insight 3.2 – Go Slow, Go Fast

Insight 3.3 – Visualize It, Do It, Feel It

Insight 3.4 – Flow

Insight 3.5 – Don’t Throw Away

Insight 3.6 – Rhythm & Force

Insight 3.7 – With Meaning & Function

Insight 3.8 – Everything, All At Once

4. FORM INSIGHTS

Insight 4.1 – Overview

Insight 4.2 – Basics

Insight 4.3 – The 1st Routine

Insight 4.4 – The 2nd Routine

Insight 4.5 – The 3rd Routine

Insight 4.6 – The 4th Routine

Insight 4.7 – The 5th Routine

Insight 4.8 – The 6th Routine

5. PUSH HANDS INSIGHTS

Insight 5.1 – Murphy’s Law of Combat

Insight 5.2 – Defend Everything, Defend Nothing

Insight 5.3 – Don’t Be a Meat Hook

Insight 5.4 – Touching & Sensing

Insight 5.5 – Open & Enter

Insight 5.6 – Flow Like Water

Insight 5.7 – Feints & Traps

Insight 5.8 – Playing a Game

6. POWER GENERATION INSIGHTS

Insight 6.1 – Physics

Insight 6.2 – Physical & Mental Alignment

Insight 6.3 – From Ground to Hand

Insight 6.4 – Momentum & Acceleration

Insight 6.5 – Newton’s Cradle & Shockwave

Insight 6.6 – The Five Bows

Insight 6.7 – The Wave Model

Insight 6.8 – Shock Force & Shockwave

7. CHEATSHEET INSIGHTS

Insight 7.1 – Instant Power Primer

Insight 7.2 –

Insight 7.3

Insight 7.4

Insight 7.5

Insight 7.6

Insight 7.7

Insight 7.8

8. PUTTING IT TOGETHER INSIGHTS

Insight 8.1 – Deciphering The Song of Chaos

Insight 8.2 –

Insight 8.3 –

Insight 8.4 –

Insight 8.5

Insight 8.6

Insight 8.7

Insight 8.8

CONCLUSION