Pattern Language and The Principles of Taijiquan

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pattern language was defined by the widely influential architect and design theorist, Emeritus Professor Christopher Alexander, and first brought to light in his book “A Pattern Language”, and subsequently in his famous work “The Nature of Order”. To give you a feel for Alexander’s thought processes one of his statements was “No one can be close to others, without also having frequent opportunities to be alone”. read more

JinLi Annual Tai Chi Retreat – Taradale – April 2018 - A Slice of Paradise!

Tara Brayshaw - Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Annual JinLi Tai Chi Retreat 2018 was held at our “home away from home” Taradale House, in the beautiful Coliban Valley. As usual, the focus was on outstanding training, food, friendship and fun. Everyone made the most of the intensive Taiji fundamentals tuition, studying Chinese literature, looking at all the Taiji styles and learning some basic Taiji/Qigong Mandarin. “Words really can’t describe what it means to be a part of this amazing experience”, so said one of the participants.  read more

It’s the Year of the Earth Dog – The Taiji Practitioners Year.

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, February 12, 2018
The New Year begins on February 16 this year and is the Year of the Earth Dog. The Earth element always brings with it a sense of stability and groundedness, which is a relief after the last two Fire years. The Fire years can be a time of great opportunity but decisions need to be made quickly. This year is a time where you can settle down, consolidate and concentrate on what you managed to grab on to in the last two years. read more

Back to Basics in Beijing (A Journey of Discovery with JinLi's Training in China 2017)

Tara Brayshaw - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Want to feel like a beginner again? Go and train in China. read more

JinLi Sharing the Competition Experience

Tara Brayshaw - Saturday, September 16, 2017

There is a Chinese proverb “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers” and this was exemplified by the amazing generosity of the JinLi family at this year’s 19th WTQA Wushu Taiji and Qigong Competition at Monash University, Clayton Campus. read more

Li Tianji - A Brief Introduction to Practising Taiji Sword

Tara Brayshaw - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Concluding part of a lecture at the Wuhan International Taijiquan and Taijijian Display and Exchange Meeting, Wuhan, China, April 1984 by Distinguished Taijiquan expert Li Tianji  read more

Taradale House - JinLi's Home Away From Home - Our Retreat in 2017

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Saturday morning in Taradale, a vibrant rural hamlet half way between Melbourne and Bendigo, a pit stop during the 1800's gold rush and our country home for the annual JinLi Retreat. read more

Dong Yue Taiji Duan Gun (Short Staff) - Between Heaven and Earth

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, March 09, 2017

Dong Yue (East Mountain) Taiji is a style that many people consider to be the Taiji of the 21st Century as it unites diverse martial systems into a cohesive whole. Created by Professors Men Hui Feng and Kan Gui Xiang to commemorate the New Millennium, Dong Yue focuses on the concepts of Heaven, Earth and Man, combining the very best of the internal martial arts Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Baji, Chuo Jiao and Fanzi to create a harmonious and rich expression of Qi flow and balance. read more

JinLi Invited to Indonesia

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, January 26, 2017

JinLi was honoured to receive an invitation from Indonesia asking us to share our knowledge and love of Tai Chi with the people in Java. read more

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy New Year for The Year of the Rooster!

Tara Brayshaw - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the day of the first new moon in the first lunar month is Chinese New Year and this year celebrations will commence on 28th January 2017. The Lunar Calendar calculates the date based on the first lunar month being the second new moon after the month containing winter solstice. Hence, Chinese New Year can fall anywhere between mid-January to mid-February each year. read more

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