World Star Championship Houston,Texas,USA

World Star Chinese Martial Arts Competition The World Star Chinese Martial Arts Competition hosted by Wu Martial Arts Association (WMAA) will be held at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas on April 26th through April 28th 2019. In this event, WMAA will host workshops, seminars, and friendly competition. The event will set a common ground for all Chinese martial arts lovers to exchange techniques and help the younger generation understand the true meaning of Chinese martial arts. WMAA cooperates with all Chinese Martial Art communities. Together, we promote Chinese Martial Arts through competitions in Houston and throughout the world. This three-day event starts with registration on Friday, followed by a full day’s competition on Saturday. It ends on Sunday…

Chen Style Tai Chi Cultivating Internal Energy Method

by Master Cheng Jincai The Chen Style Tai Chi Cultivating Internal Energy Method comprises eleven practices or breathing exercises. Throughout all these exercises, stand up straight, your head centered over your spine, your shoulders relaxed and centered over your hips, and your knees slightly flexed. Your weight should be evenly distributed across your feet, not too much on your toes, not too much on your heels. The Methods Method 1: Wuji Stance Chi Guiding Method The first method is the Wuji Stance Chi Guiding Method. It is also the first movement of Tai Chi Chuan. To begin, raise the left foot and move it sideways to the width of the shoulder. Slightly bend your knees and distribute your body weight…

The Ethics and Moral Virtues of Chen Style Tai Chi Martial Arts

by Master Cheng Jincai PREFACE Around the world today, there is increasing interest in martial arts. Competitions are commonplace. More and more people are realizing the advantages of practicing martial arts, such as improved health and development of self-defense skills. It is common knowledge that exercise is a key factor in maintaining physical and spiritual health. According to the World Health Organization, 55% of all morbidity is related to lack of exercise. The maintenance of good health is beneficial not only for the person, but also the family, and even the entire country. So exercising is very important for every person. With increasing participation in martial arts, it is vital to understand the ethical and moral conduct expected and required…

THE EIGHT BASIC METHODS OF CHEN STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN

by Master Cheng Jincai   Nearly all books on Tai Chi Chuan mention about the eight basic methods of practice: Peng (ward-off), Lu (rollback), Ji (push), An (press), Cai (grab), Lieh (Break), Zhou (elbow strike), and Khou (shoulder strike). However few has systematically discussed the theories and principles of these methods. I suggest that the eight basic methods and the five elements are the pillars and foundations of Tai Chi Chuan; similar to the strokes of calligraphy. Only by detailed analysis of the eight basic methods and the five elements will the students understand the concepts of this martial art. Cheng Yi and Cheng Hao, famous Chinese philosophers from my clan, once said “ Learn enough to be able to…