18th WTQA Wushu Taiji And Qigong Competition 2016 – JinLi Amazing On and Off the Floor!

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, September 01, 2016

The JinLi family were out in force for the 18th WTQA Wushu Taiji and Qigong Competition on 28th August 2016 at Monash University Clayton Campus.

It didn’t matter whether the competition needed volunteers, supporters, competitors or judges, JinLi stepped up to make sure everyone had a great time celebrating all that is wushu. The JinLi Team got a chance to meet up with friends they made last year, learn about new styles and weapons, but best of all, competitors got to put on their “silks” and “have a go” on the competition floor. read more

The Health Qigong Duan Wei System – Why and How?

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, August 04, 2016

Many people question the need for an International Duan Wei (Grading) System for Health Qigong. “Isn’t Health Qigong about the physical and mental health of its practitioners?” they ask. The Chinese Health Qigong Association would most definitely agree that the whole focus of Health Qigong is on wellness, but who is teaching it and are they suitably trained to teach to an internationally recognised standard? read more

Master Hong Wei Guo Shares his Knowledge with JinLi Students

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, July 22, 2016

We were extremely excited and honoured to welcome Master Hong Wei Guo to our East St Kilda class recently where he gave the students a taste of training in the Hong Style of Taijiquan. read more

JinLi at 1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, July 14, 2016

JinLi was honoured and privileged to have 6 members attend the 1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course held in Melbourne recently. It was the first time this course was conducted outside of China and was run by Health Qigong Australia and TCA in conjunction with the International Health Qigong Federation. read more

Using Mathematical Principles to Understand the Concept of Fluid Motion in Taijiquan

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 27, 2016

A lot of Taiji practitioners in their early learning find it extremely difficult to understand or utilize the concept of fluidity of movement. This is especially so when faced with the transition from one movement to the next and how to give the movement finality, while still appearing to be in motion. read more

What is Qigong?

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 13, 2016

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health practice dating back 3000 years that aligns the breath and physical activity to promote mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. It includes aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Martial Arts but its main emphasis is on preventing illness. read more

What is Tai Chi?

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 13, 2016

Tai Chi (Taijiquan in Chinese meaning “Supreme Ultimate Fist”) is literally an internal Chinese Martial Art that has been practiced in China for both its self-defence training and health benefits since the 16th Century. read more

Bad Boys Rock with Tai Chi and Qigong

Tara Brayshaw - Monday, June 13, 2016

The stage-diving wild child of rock, Iggy Pop of The Stooges, credits 40 minutes of Qigong a day with staying on the road, staying sane and still having pecs at 65 years of age; Lou Reed, singer and guitarist from The Velvet Underground tamed his "rock and roll animal" by practicing Tai Chi for three hours a day; The American Grammy winning music producer, actor, rapper and leader of the Wu Tan Clan (rap group), RZA has trained in Kung Fu and Tai Chi for a number of years, and says it keeps him on track. read more

Li Tianji - The Truths About Taijiquan

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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

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The Cracked Pot

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. read more

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