Blog entries by Xue Sheng

  1. wait...it was 8 postures!!!!! I do Taijiquan every day and last week, Thursday, something just did not feel right. It felt like I was missing something, that the form was to short, but I kept on doing the form, every day, even though it just felt wrong. I chalked this feeling up to that fact...
  2. Something came to my attention this past week that I am not all to happy about.... I have on a few occasions pointed people in the direction of the training they are looking for both on MT and off MT. Most times it is someone looking for a school in their geographical location and a simple web...
  3. [IMG] 复活节快乐 Fùhuó jié kuàilè
  4. [MEDIA] Xingyiqaun 5 elements, done by Hai Yang Tried something today, which likely is far from original, and I am sure others have done it before, since Xingyiqyan has been around for over 200 years, but I was never shown it and I have never done it before today. As far as Xingyi is concerned...
  5. I was reading through various philosophical quote this morning and these help with something I did not realize was even an issue until I read them. Just wanted to share them in case they may help others We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady...
  6. [IMG] Been awhile since I posted anything about Xingyiquan in the old blog. Considered giving it up, and so far, I have managed to not train it beyond the standing postures. However, it is always in the back of my mind and it is still my favorite of all martial arts I have trained or seen over...
  7. That is the excuse I have been using of late....although I still believe in the wisdom of Dirty Harry [MEDIA] I no longer think I can use age as an excuse I came across Wang Deshun today, he is 80 and recently changed from actor (he was the Jade Emperor in "The Forbidden Kingdom" to Runway...
  8. [IMG] 新年快乐 Xīnnián kuàilè Year of the Dog - Zodiac [MEDIA] [MEDIA]
  9. Nowhere near as important, or well written as Charles Dickens’ book whose title I bastardized to title my post. And this is without a doubt, as advertised, the ramblings of a Neijia madman…..and the first post of 2018 Did something today I had never done in my over 25 year or training...
  10. [IMG] Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' - Alfred Lord Tennyson Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.- Benjamin Franklin Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for...
  11. The dantian (丹田) Literal meaning; cinnabar or red field. Dantian, dan t'ian, dan tien or tan t'ien is loosely translated as "elixir field", "sea of qi", or simply "energy center". Dantian are the Qi Focus Flow Centers, important focal points for meditative and exercise techniques such as...
  12. [IMG] Corelli Christmas Concerto; Op.68 -- Freiburger Barockorchester [MEDIA] Frank Sinatra - Christmas Songs [MEDIA]
  13. I came across this on the "Tai Chi Fighter's Blog" Talks on Yang Family Taijiquan with Fu Zhongwen and James Fu from 1994 Short Videos from 1994 of Fu Zhongwen talking about various topics in Yang Taijiquan as well as some form and posture videos of Fu Zhongwen, Fu Shengyuan (Fu Zhongwen's...
  14. Well, had a scare this past week, was at.a routine eye appointment and had the doctor tell me he thought he saw a retina detachment in my good eye. I had 2 detachment incidents in the other eye, one was full and they are surprised I can see out of the eye as good as I do, and the second was not...
  15. [IMG] Here’s to enjoying the company of good friends and family. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving! “I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” -Henry David Thoreau “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” -Cicero...