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Tang Dynasty Taoist Li Daozi’s Seven Levels of Tai Chi Internal Cultivation Practice

In the "Great Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Personalities," only Li Daozi's proficiency in "Nirvana Sutra" and "Abhidharma" is recorded. This matches exactly with the records in the "Biography of the Ten Powers," which mentions his expertise in "Nirvana and Abhidharma." However, the dictionary does not mention Li Daozi's other areas of knowledge. In contrast, the "Biography of the Ten Powers" provides detailed accounts, describing him as proficient in literature, martial arts, medicine, and the Yi Jing, covering a broad range of skills including "Nirvana, Abhidharma, the Huang-Lao teachings, promoting the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism." Yet, there are no records of Li Daozi's writings in historical materials. The "Biography of the Ten Powers" specifically highlights Li Daozi's martial arts achievements, namely his creation of the "Wuji Life-Preserving Martial Arts." It also details the theoretical foundation of this martial arts system, identifying it as crucial for understanding the origins of Tai Chi theory,

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Read more about the article Why  more you practice Tai Chi, the healthier you become ?
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Why more you practice Tai Chi, the healthier you become ?

As the saying goes, "After three years of learning boxing, you may lose your skills in just three days." "One day of practice brings one day of progress; ten days without practice result in a hundred days of emptiness." These sayings illustrate the importance of consistent practice in martial arts. Without the determination to practice diligently and view Tai Chi Chuan as a way of health preservation, not just a remedy for illness or a form of physical exercise, individuals are more likely to experience a decline in their skills. Once the skills are lost and various ailments arise, regrets will follow.

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Basic principles and training methods of traditional Tai Chi

Traditional Tai Chi Chuan and modern Tai Chi exercises are completely different. Their principles and training methods maintain the unique characteristics of early Tai Chi Chuan. This includes their requirements in practice and application. The training and application of traditional Tai Chi Chuan are primarily based on the principles outlined in the "Tai Chi Chuan Theory." It revolves closely around the traditional principles and techniques, integrating the practice and application of Tai Chi Chuan.

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Understand Tai Chi and Circles

In Tai Chi Quan, defense is also an attack, and an attack is also a defense. One cannot apply Tai Chi Quan's methods to attack without being able to use those same methods to defend. Since every movement involves circles, the more profound the skill, the smaller the circles become. Sometimes the movements are imperceptibly circular, encompassing both defense and attack. Therefore, in push hands exercises, one must be attentive to "listening to energy," which means practicing sensitivity and touch to feel the opponent's force. By sensing the direction of the incoming force, one can use half a circle to defend and the other half to attack. This is what is meant by "stickiness" in Tai Chi, which is the same as "adherence" or "following."

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How to prevent knee injury when practicing Tai Chi ?

As Tai Chi, an outstanding martial art of Chinese Wushu, has gained recognition for its health benefits with the development of society, an increasing number of people now participate in learning and practicing Tai Chi. However, among those who practice Tai Chi, some individuals often experience varying degrees of knee joint pain and, in some cases, even long-term knee joint injuries. So, how can one avoid injuring the knee joints while practicing Tai Chi?

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