4 Compelling Good reasons to Try Tai-chi


3 Reasons to Practice Qigong instead of Tai Chi with Jeff Chand

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Why Tai Chi?

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How To Do Tai Chi Jimmy O. Yang

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Tai Chi vs Boxing

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Comparison of Four Styles of Tai Chi

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What is Tai Chi? Taoist Master Explains History, Philosophy and Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan

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The Surprising Benefits of Tai Chi (That Nobody Talks About)

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5 Reasons You – Yes You – Should Try Tai Chi Right Now The practice’s benefits apply to all ages, ethnicities and abilities. By Anna Medaris Miller, Contributor May 3, 2018. Tai chi is more about how the body works than how it looks, and is about aging gracefully and “with less drama.” “The last time I looked, there were some 500 studies about the various physical benefits of tai chi, from improving balance and attention span to boosting the immune system to beating back the symptoms of arthritis, asthma, and insomnia,” said Rosenfeld.

The Tai Chi movements can be loosely described as shadow boxing or ‘shadow kung fu’ in slow motion. Regular practice can increase flexibility and strength, and improve cardiovascular fitness. The emphasis on correct posture means that Tai Chi can instil a greater awareness of the body and how it moves through space.

But maybe the most compelling reason to give tai chi a shot is its ability to strengthen the connections between your mind and body, which can help you move through life with greater awareness. Balance. Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls. Proprioception — the ability to sense the position of one’s body in space — declines with age.

Tai chi helps train this sense, which is a function of sensory neurons in the inner ear and stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments. One of the biggest puzzles when you learn Tai Chi is learning to feel the 4 main energies: Peng, Lu, Ji, and An. The question of how to manifest the energies has come up for my students again as they work on the Tai Chi Mastery Program and discuss commencement in our Inner Form training group..

It’s hard enough for most of us, perpetually stuck in our heads, to reconnect to our bodily. People practice tai chi for a variety of reasons; to improve their physical condition and sense of balance, ease pain and stiffness (particularly from arthritis) and improve sleep. The NCCAM issues several warnings about tai chi.

Tai chi helps improve your muscle strength in your legs, lowering your risk of falls. Weight loss: It’s no surprise that exercise helps with weight loss and being overweight or obese is a risk. Heavily documented by science and thousands of years of tradition to be really great, five minutes a day spent nourishing your life, health, energy, and clarity with Tai Chi will empower you to face your life and our world with more light and strength.

A number of studies indicate that being confident results in less falls, since the fear of falls increases the risk of falling. Practicing a mindbody exercise, such as tai chi, builds confidence, thus alleviating the fear of falling. Why Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Works.

List of related literature:

It shows, step by step, how the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi can heighten bodily awareness and inner focus, make body movements more graceful and efficient, enhance natural breathing and heart health, and help attain peace of mind.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind” by Peter Wayne
from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind
by Peter Wayne
Shambhala, 2013

Tai chi attempts to increase energy, improve balance, and enhance mental and spiritual health.

“Health Promotion and Aging, Seventh Edition: Practical Applications for Health Professionals” by David Haber, PhD
from Health Promotion and Aging, Seventh Edition: Practical Applications for Health Professionals
by David Haber, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2016

The benefits of tai chi include:

“The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing” by Cyndi Dale
from The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing
by Cyndi Dale
Sounds True, 2013

The results indicated that tai chi was not associated with any unique physiological benefits.

“Health Psychology” by Richard O. Straub
from Health Psychology
by Richard O. Straub
Worth Publishers, 2002

It is possible to get 50 to 60 percent of the potential health benefits of tai chi just by doing these exercises, which are probably only one-tenth as difficult to learn as tai chi.

“Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body: Chi Gung for Lifelong Health” by Bruce Kumar Frantzis
from Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body: Chi Gung for Lifelong Health
by Bruce Kumar Frantzis
North Atlantic Books, 2006

The basis of these claims may come from the improved balance control and flexibility those who practice tai chi may achieve.

“Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing” by Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, Mariah Snyder, PhD
from Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing
by Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, Mariah Snyder, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2018

Researchers have studied the potential health benefit claims for Tai Chi.

“Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook” by Andrew A. Guccione, Dale Avers, Rita Wong
from Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook
by Andrew A. Guccione, Dale Avers, Rita Wong
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Research has attributed many health benefits to tai chi, including diabetes management, arthritis relief, lower blood pressure, faster recovery from heart disease and injury, improved strength and flexibility, better sleep, and improved physical work capacity.

“Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness” by Wener W.K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger, Amber L. Fawson, Cherie I Hoeger
from Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness
by Wener W.K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger, et. al.
Cengage Learning, 2016

Please share any other comments regarding tai chi here:

“Essentials of Managing Stress” by Brian Luke Seaward
from Essentials of Managing Stress
by Brian Luke Seaward
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

According to its promoters, tai chi promotes good health, physical fitness, and longevity.

“Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
from Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2015

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  • He demonstrated two things. A slip followed by a counter and fast twitch muscle training to increase the effectiveness of the counter. This is then compared to boxing. Which also has slips/counters/ and fast twitch muscle training. The key take away is martial arts is composed of combat and art. If you breakdown the art you will be able to see the combative application. Though not all people choose to practice the combative nature of the martial “art” it’s still there.

    Boxing is a sport. It is comprised of special rules such as safety gear (boxing gloves), a ring, rules, and timed bouts. The only way to “beat” a boxer is to be a better boxer than the boxer you are fighting. It’s like comparing basketball vs football… they’re different they shouldn’t be compared at face value.

    Finally if you just so happened to find yourself in a street fight with a boxer remember boxing is a sport. Street fights comprise of no rules, weapons, the environment, foul play, unfair match ups, and potentially multiple enemies. You could be the best boxer, tai chi dude, mma fighter, etc. At the end of the day a street fight is a street fight. Only the people who understand there are no rules and are willing to do anything to survive will come out on top.

  • Well, I just had tai chi lessons lately in hospital with a physiotherapist. And while I really liked it, and it made me feel excellent, and I want to continue with it, I DID think about other things all the time. For example, one time I was just about to make me a cup of coffee when my therapist asked me if I would like to have a tai chi lesson, I thought about wanting my coffee. All the time I thought about that. Coffee, coffee, coffee… Yes, I did have to think about what I was doing etc but my mind could still wonder all over the place. I just cannot understand how people are able to stopn their mind from wondering.

    I do have problems with anxiety, that”s why I was in the hospital. That”s why I cannot concentrate. I hope tai chi and yoga will help me.

    Greetings from Estonia!

  • Kudos for the Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you thought about Zenatthew Planning Paradoxal (just google it)? It is an awesome exclusive product for building your Chi energy without the headache. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my old buddy Taylor at last got great results with it.

  • Thanks for the Video clip! Forgive me for butting in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard about Zenatthew Planning Paradoxal (do a search on google)? It is an awesome exclusive product for building your Chi energy without the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my friend Sam got great results with it.

  • hey george correct me if im wrong, tai chi belongs to taoist correct? why buddhist also practicing tai chi. enlighten me pls. thanks

  • Still tai chi a deep silence Lao Tseu te Quan thang… tenzayn Noah quan sushi �� culture never mixed lao Tseu betrayed and Confucius Tao te Quan
    Dei gone!!!!! I’m not conquered by culture Tao te Quan who ever stands on my way must perish “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it”
    Lao Tseu was in a village under execution and Chinese was forcing him and they took his knowledge he got decapitated by cows X Nonah! Which means on your mark this is 3rd world war and my nuclear worth. Ha!ha!ha! Tell them to throw what I threw I’m a voodoo child. This is tai chi

  • I don’t know what possessed me to look into this I remembered hearing about it only once yet suddenly the other day I was so overwhelmed and agitated then this popped into my mind and I looked up a quick 5 min routine. Wow I’ve never fet more at ease. I feel so happy and so relaxed and grateful while practicing. These body movements quiet my anxiety so much I’ve never felt such peace ����

  • Many thanks, been searching for “learning powerful methods to build your Chi energy” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Fellmeroni Rudimentary Chi (do a search on google )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my m8 got excellent results with it.

  • As a martial artist I never be realized how biased I was until I heard your first reason and instantly started to judge ignorantly on your opinion. You opened my eyes after listening to your whole video. I am now learning about qi, did not believe in it before my forties, but doing research I now know it will help my kung fu. Thank you, you are one of three instructors I use on youtube. Just started this week, hope I witness what different sifus from my past stated about it. Thank you, and stay blessed.

  • Hey, George I have been following your videos for a while now and I was wondering if you have ever considered making a tai chi workout video? I know a little bit of tai chi but it would be amazing to see traditional tai chi training.

  • The Chi is the root in word China… Americans have the Talisman too: the Great Seal of USA… but it expires… 244 years is enough… then… all the best.

  • This is just superb, I’ve been looking for “learning powerful methods to build your Chi energy” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Fellmeroni Rudimentary Chi (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some super things about it and my partner got amazing results with it.

  • I love how this looks like it can help me channel my angry energy into something good that can help me lose weight and be more mindful, I found some beginner stuff and hope to make this a habit

  • I think a lot of human illnesses has to do with lifestyle, diet and environment. Not just genetics. I had a grandmother who lived in a Chinese village her whole life, without indoor plumbing, with barely enough electricity to power a few light bulbs. She lived into her 90’s, and Grandfather passed a few years before her. My dad who lived half his life in the USA, recently passed away at age 85. Living simply, eating simply, getting enough sleep, all very important.

  • Wish I could meet Master Gu for once. It’s hard to not appreciate Taoist Wisdom and Masters:)
    Great video George! Love from india!

  • Thank’s nice video, but what bothers me, is what ever happened to the crane in the fight against the snake in the Zhang San Feng legend? When did it become a magpie??? ��
    I’ve seen a lot pictures regarding the legendary fight, and the bird always had tall legs and neck, and a long beak, and big wings. It was always a crane, not a magpie, which look’s totally different.
    Or is this another of those Mandela effects? ��

  • Some good practical points, but in practice there’s a big overlap between qigong and taijiquan. Many parts of the taiji form are repeated as qigong exercises, and some qigong systems are based on fighting moves (e.g. wuxing ziran gong).

  • Greetings. Having both practised Ba-Gua Zhang as well as studied Geoff’s Doorman videos, I immediately went to Udemy to get this, but found it was $155 (cdn)! Hopefully it will be on sale soon.

  • I am currently learning Tai Chi. I find it hard to keep up with people that have been doing it for years. The instructor has his back to us which means we can’t see what he is doing with his hands. For some reason I am always going the wrong way to everyone else. I like it and will stick at it. Qigong from your videos are a lot easier to do, they don’t stress me out like Tai Chi does. I like the way you explain everything. Thank you for all your videos.

  • Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about “chi kung energy training” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Penmma Acclaimed Principality (search on google )?

    It is a smashing one off guide for discovering how to boost your chi energy without the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my brother in law got cool results with it.

  • Not sure where your academy is located in China, but I hope everyone there is safe and healthy with this new virus outbreak. Cheers from Tokyo.

  • Hey George. I’ve been mainly practicing Yang style and a bit of Chen. Is Wudang style derived from any of the families or is it separate? I do like watching Master Gu. I also love the rake guy. Legend.

  • Thanks for an introduction to Tai Chi.
    I’m going for my 4th Dan Grade in WTF TaeKwonDo in 2021 so I’ve been searching for another martial art to learn.
    Thanks again.

  • Tai chi is amazing. i’m feeling very relaxed and present just after my first day practice. that what i couldn’t get from meditating by sitting.. even after weeks of meditation.

  • I love the guy with the rake, told to go away by ‘the master’ but getting on with real life, getting plenty of exercise, keeping fit as God intended, doing something useful and productive, not worried about the internet, l follow the wisdom of the rake man!:-).

  • Ironically a Chinese is nowadays the least knowledgeable person for gongfu.
    Taiji teach to tense the muscle in a certain way. This is useable for fighting but if taiji is not practiced with that muscle alignment it’s a waste of time.

  • Love the video. Taiji is the vectoring universal force that originates from stillness and creates polarity. A martial art was designed to mimic this force. It’s like jumping down a rabbit hole with this concept, you’ll start seeing it EVERYWHERE.

  • Look at the logo, one side white and one side black, inside black there is white, inside white there is black. It shows that we are living in a world of opposite, black & white, high & low, good & bad, You & Me, smart & stupid etc… It is a suffering world because it is always changing, as it is always changing we called it “Impermanence world” and it is the cause of sufferings! To be free from this suffering world, you need to go into the “absolute world”. In the “absolute world” there is no thought movements, no thoughts, you will be free from all opposite. This is the meaning of “TAIJI”!

  • Dude with the rake seemed fully enlightened in his work and the master teaching Tai Chi principles to help others did not mind the interruption, patience is a virtue after all.

  • What is tai chi? It is phony tai chi chuan. Mostly all of the phony martial arts are from northern China shaolin in memory of when it was born into martial arts by Chu’uan Fa (Ken Fat in Cantonese) who developed it into martial arts (WuShu) with the help of Buddha’s three texts; lotus sutra (that contained ‘zen’ fo weapon training) and the I-Ching and I-Hsieng.
    When they combined them without weapons they found that the zen created a force they called ‘chi’. Only through the newly developed forms could this be apparent. Therefore if one does not know true martial arts which is PaQua kuntoa style then you don’t know squat and better hope you don’t meet a martial arts bc they will break your bones, maim you or take your life.
    When martial arts was banned in China and the southern royal families took refuge in Indonesia Chu’uan Fa WuShu became PaQua kuntao style. While i Indonesia the southern China royal families created tai chi chuan (in honor of Chu’uan Fa) and called it “kings style” in honor of the southern royal families.
    But Kings style built chi too fast sot hey broke it down to Jung style that developed chi over decades. Very few people know both styles. I learned both from the same teacher. That is how I know when I hear a fake person talking about it. Then I learned PaQua kuntao style by one of te greatest masters of all time from the LS golden royal gung-fu federation. It was these people t put Lee and his son down for disrespecting gung-fu and saying e could intercept it. He did alright and it killed him dead. He tried to cover up the untraceable death strike by swallowing hashes (twice) to cause edema. That way only Raymond Chow and Bette knew what was going down the day he died. I wrote the first true book on it. What really happened to jun Fan Li?

  • I recently discovered tai chi for myself but it was neither self taught nor did someone teach me, it is a form of tai chi that i learned on my own. To elaborate a bit further, this tai chi came from within me my arms flow according to my feeling. I feel it in myself and move myself and have used it as meditation. Now i need some help because i want to expand my unique form of tai chi but since i neither learned it from somebody or somewhere i cannot just attend a tai chi course and expect to learn more about my tai chi if i cannot even figure out what form it is. Its very special to me and it has helped me through hard times.. i just have difficulty In identifying which form of tai chi my own tai chi belongs to. Please help me.. thanks!

  • I like the video and don’t approve of the mindless negative criticism. But at one point I’d disagree. Imho Chen is not the strongest in martial arts, first, I cannot really understand this statement as all of them can be applied very effectively (Sun too I guess though I don’t know about it) but as a Wu practitioner (northern Wu, Wang Peisheng lineage) and someone who knows some parts of it’s history, I can confidentially state that Wu is the most martial of all. It is the most linear and the most refined; it was and for some, still is a military art. Otherwise congrats and keep up the good work!(Very nice of you to include Wu’s imaginative part that’s something really important.)

  • THANK YOU I was having a hard time trying to figure out the difference between the exercises and which one to practice. you really help me to understand which one I needed to practice and that is the Qi Gong. Thanks again, love your videos.


  • I was expecting the tai chi fighter to understand the boxes body limitations. Body locks and foot work. Palm strikes and energy conserving. Idk what i just watched

  • I do regular exercises along with taichi practices.I find tai chi more enjoyable.Is it okay if I stick only with Tai chi practice?

  • So…why there isn’t any Mma or Valetudo fighter who uses those technics? Maybe because It Simply doesn’t work and you will found out that in any sparring at full speed. Real chinese box is Sanda, way similar to modern kickboxing than thai chi…please stop ruining traditional martial arts.

  • Im sure the only reason Eric the boxer agreed to participating and going along with these stupid moves is to get his youtube channel advertised, otherwise im sure no boxer would go along with this stupidity

  • A lot of people expect to have a clean window to make a perfect execution of this lol
    But a duel is to death, or until one or both chooses to stop.
    It’s a demonstration of a best case scenario, for god’s sake.

  • “Part the horse’s mane”

    Umm no actually the ancient chiense grandmasters referred to that move as the “belly bitchslap”, god damn amateur smh

  • Bad title. There is no fight or sparring match, just you’re annoying voice and demonstrations. We want action, don’t advertise a fight and then be a pussy

  • I met one of the masters from China. That guy got waaaaaaay lower than this video guy, and could go from super slow to extremely fast in powerful bursts. You never see real combat though, because some moves are supposed to break legs etc

  • Wow, well I would just like to say that Tai Chi is the most useless martial art ever, and any Tai Chi master would lose against any boxer or mma fighter even bad ones. Tai Chi is a bad joke!

  • There are real kung fu techniques that can be used to defend yourself against high caliber boxers but unfortunately none of them are in this video. If you weren’t full of shit you’d demonstrate your skills in a sparring session against an opponent with something to prove. Before I go I just want to mention that your pretentious quote about courage is just an excuse to be a full blown pussy. You really suck man!

  • They should’ve started squaring up for real. That’s the only way those moves can be proven effective. By time you are about hit him, the other hand is already on its way to your jaw.

  • Thank you for the info. I’m sure the movements are not limited to the use of only one style but it’s good to have a general summary:)

  • Literally tai chi is like calling yoga a combat sport it’s fucking retarded. Let’s throw a black belt in tai chi in a ring with a Muay Thai fighter. Anybody could walk into a tai chi dojo and beat the shit out of everybody there ��

  • In boxing, you hit and retract immediately like lightening. Tai chi will never work against boxing. You will be knocked out before doing your 45 degrees dance.

  • Men que pedo el de tai chi le pega duro y el como si nada ademas se nota el movimiento que ni le va a la cara soy apéndice de boxeo y esta madre es muy falsas

  • Jimmy O. Yang is the best stand up comedian. I actually created my own stand up comedy channel “Jorma Comedy Show” for more comedy entertainment please come check it out. I will always follow back.

  • it has to been sex related to be funny. Actually we have another explanation when we learn Tai Chi as kids.”one big watermelon, cut in half. this half is for you, the left for me….”(一个大西瓜 一刀切两半 这一半给你 这一半给我 。。。)

  • Tai Chi is actually really good for balance, a research showed that elderly who practice Tai Chi has much lower rate of falling and getting their bones broken, and back in the days, people fought each other in Tai Chi, I don’t know why they slow motioned it down and became an elderly martial art, back then people killed each other with Tai Chi

  • Obviously, this is a so rude video and this guy knows nothing about tai chi but making a joke like a comedy actor. Actually tai chi is a so offensive art. Tai chi is not a performance or exercise movement. The authentic tai chi can hit down a men by some simple actions.

  • Bruh this so fucking accurate omygod �� I thought it was just my area where old chinese people go to the park to do taichi but I guess its everywhere ����

  • you don’t know tai chi but you don’t have to use this to make fun for your job. This is so disrespectful. When you get old, I hope you will understand older folk needs more time to warm up.

  • Hearing “Allow me to demonstrate” remind me to Byleth, the intonation just same, lmao, figures in this video not so many ppl know who byleth is

  • I am blessed by receiving your message in understanding. Thank you for that. I have been in a spirtual battle with addiction for quite a few years now and learning to overcome this by taking charge of the mind through the art of meditation i have much more to learn to overcome the external traps that enslave me but i become closer to nirvana with each lesson i receive in understanding. I want to travel to China or Japan to enrich my inner world by learning to live woo way from a master that lived it and is willing to help me along my spirtual journey that is life. Idk how to go about seeking a master willing to help me. I have seen your videos and believe you would fit the bill perfectly if you are willing. Thanks and God bless.

  • Why are asians often so degrading of their own culture? Like seriously? If you are so disrespectful of your own culture, don‘t expect respect from others. It‘s like Jimmy O Yang doesn‘t have any selfesteem. It hurts. @Jimmy O Yang Chang that! Have more pride in your own culture or at least do not take part in actively degrading it. What you do, just authorize people to make racist comments and actively make fun of asians and justify it as OK. This is so wrong

  • The key is to wake up at 4 am and make as many old people noises as possible, as many coughs, throat clearings, and muttering. And to play some old Pipa music on a cassette player that was probably made when Mao was still alive

  • Where he’s at u’ll see 250 Asian people are doing that in the park. In my city u would see 250 Asian people doing in a Rec Centre pool, idk what’s better

  • I know it’s just joke but as a Chinese, I got mixed feeling when I watched this video. Tai chi is not an exercise for old people, your explain shows no respect to this kind of Kung fu.

  • As as Chinese, I have seen my grandmother do Taichi in the morning for 5 years. And I still don’t know what the fuck I do, fucking Master Yang mastered it in a hour.

  • All bullshit, this guy is just tying to pleasure the Americans and receiving money from the capitalists. TaiQi is a Chinese KungFu like what Bruce Lee did but it uses the internal energy from human bodies. He doesn’t know shit about the true Chinese culture. He doesn’t deserve a Chinese family and the cultural background.

  • I would say that #2 is a good thing. The frustration piece is the benefit. This (imo) is where practioner’s can learn and develop memory and skills thus improving various psychological health (i.e., focus, attention to task, awareness internally + externally, confidence…etc.). Sure they may be stressed at first but what they are learning is to adapt to this stress making them more resilient. As always though, i appreciate this video and shared perspectives:)

  • I have a question my question is did u like being in the space force..sorry I can’t spell lol…that’s it I love your jokes u are so funnyyyyyy

  • hi Jeff thank you. for your amazing videos and very ARTICULATE! thank you.for your wisdom. and advice I am following you and try this.God bless

  • Let s brawl, i ll show u what taichi is.. i am from yang tai chi lineage.. and this is a real humiliation for our art. Old person more likely practice movement of taichi.. because they dont understand the essence. And there u go. Mocking old man and the real art like no shit feeling guilty.

  • Do you have any qigong routines for martial arts? Your routines make me feel so relaxed and comfortable I dont feel like doing any physical activities afterwards.

  • This ks the worste tai chi combat i have ever seen…i had an instructor who had 20 years of yang and sun style tai chi training from china and was a certified doce paris fma instructor… He used a tai chi move on me using fa jing and with a small bit of movement launched me across the room because he knew how to chain all the small movement his body was making together….Jake mace has no idea what he is talking about and there are few tai chi masters that know how to apply tai chi combatively since its been used only for health now for decades….there are people out there master wong on youtube really knows his stuff i have had real tai chi masters confirm it….and any real kung fu master or practicioner i meet that sees jakes videos all say his techniques are fake and wrong..he is going to get someone hurt in real life…i have had situations where i have fought for my life and had to use martial arts and my 4 years of full contact kickboxing saved me and i can tell you looking at jakes videos his lessons will get you killed in a life or death situation in the street…he is a phony he is just some guy that will look at a book then copy what he sees in photos or someone elses videos and add his interpretation which is usually wrong….jake prove your knowledge show us your certifications tell us the governing body that sanctioned you to teach are you a disciple? If so who did bai sai ceremony?

  • Thanks for this helpful video.
    Some martial arts, specifically Soo Bahk Do and some schools of Tang Soo Do incorporate qi gong into their practice. I do Tae Kwon Do and though not a part of our training, I do the 8 brocades as an introduction to yoga and stretching.

  • If you have the privilege of learning from a good qigong master, then qigong is good. If you have the privilege of learning from a good taichi master, then taichi is good. If you try learning from youtube alone, most people can’t get very far.

    taichi = qigong + martial art.

    taichi movements are (mostly) not repetitive, qigong are (mostly) more repetitive.

  • After doing Qigong for about two and a half years, I’ve been doing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi for a while now, and I get more out of them. They can lower stress, release anger and increase mental awareness better than Qigong can because you do more in them. Qigong is good for what it has, but it’s too simple and repetitive.

  • I did Tai Chin in the past but found myself constrained when I went home due to my small apartment. I will take your points into consideration and look into Qigong. Thanks

  • That’s funny… I practice TaiQiGong because is there really a difference between meditation and moving meditation…? Thanks for sharing. Yes love.

  • Sad if that area were ever developed. So many Taoist are rich compared to others. It’s almost as if Buddhism is for the poor and Taoism is for the wealthy. I bet the Taoist is just a thief of chi from the Shaman. The Shaman has to give him everything he wanted, even though the shaman had nothing in actuality.

  • I used to do Tia chi with a lady on YouTube on the 8 brocades. When I was very sick you came on my YouTube and I did your movements in my sick bed. Now I’m up and at it once a day, at the very least, and I’m glad to be alive.

  • Hi I came across your video as I was looking at alternatives to yoga, but wanted to ask is Qi Gong better for toning up or Ta chi or neither? thanks

  • Can qigong be used to develop supernatural powers? Healing from distance, slowing or speeding up your perception of time at will, levitation etc.?

  • Thanks. Good info. I have a friend who has practiced Tai Chi for years and she loves it. I looked at a few videos and it looked confusing. I don’t have the money for professional instruction at the moment but am struggling with health issues. Like you said, I found Qigong easy to learn and immediately beneficial. If I am in a rush or am just uncomfortable and not at home, I can practice a few moves and get immediate relief. I have even found it more helpful than yoga, which I have practiced for years. I guess my Qi needed some assistance. Lol. At some point I plan to practice more advanced martial arts but it is not the right time. Thanks again for your content!

  • That is very nice.  However, correct me if I am wrong:  the more you practice Tai Chi the better balance you gain.  This is no true for Qigong..

  • A sensible and practical rationale.
    But Chinese thinking is much more nuanced, synthetic and not a linear black and white, as Qi manifests as both Yin Yang which are mutually supportive and generating, as sure as night follows day. So the third point is questionable.
    In reality some Qi Gong forms, Iron Shirt for instance support Martial practice and many Taiji forms have been much modified from their martial origin to support ‘longevity’ and Health.
    Qi Gong is generally Yin to Taiji being more Yang in its nature.

    If Taiji is difficult to learn then choose a short form and practice from there…

  • Thank you, Jeff, your explanation of the differences and benefits of both Qigong and Tai Chi is very clear. I am determined to learn Qigong and practice it as regularly as I can. Thank you again, for creating this very helpful info!

  • Excellent video on the benefits of Tai Chi! I am a Tai Chi instructor as well & found this highly beneficial for me as I promote this amazing practice in my area. Thank you so much! I love everything about Tai Chi & Qigong & also starting to learn Mandarin. Let your chi flow Colin, you’re awesome!!

  • The KISS principle keep it simple stupid! Looks like qi gong is the place to start. Perhaps, the more talented, can then go on attempt tai chi.

  • Why not both? I study under Shifu Shi Deru, a 31st generation Shaolin Grandmaster. He designed a set he calls “Tai Gong”, which is Qi Gong but with a set of forms, like Tai Chi. We begin every Tai Chi class with our Tai Gong routine. Both are great. Do them both!

  • so i need a girl to give me her tongue so i can do tai chi… hmm… interesting.
    hentai protagonist: if you go inside her, you can do Kung Fu

  • Hi I’m practicing Tai chi since 1991 and I like it but now I’m practicing Qigong for the past two years it’s helping a lot in terms of health issues thank you very much.

  • Thanks a lot Jeffrey for this explanation. I am Qi Gong Monitor and actually I am preparing an event to celebrate the World Day of Tai Chi & Chi Kung and this explanation helped a lot. It is really not a matter of one modality being better than the other (cause actually Tai Chi is a great form of Chi-Kung), it is just important to know both and decide which one suits you. If one choose both, than great. Thanks a lot.

  • You said it so well…I concur with your points. While I enjoy Tai chi and respect the beautiful art and health aspects it can be a challenge for said reasons and so I prefer for now Qigong.

  • If my glove does not hit its target why would I keep my ribs exposed, I’d retract my hand a soon as I see him step to the side, in boxing you have to look at the movement of the feet hands head shoulders and torso of your opponent in order to time his next move. Boxers have a really fast response time, I know because I am one ☝️, when a jab is thrown you don’t put all your money on that punch because the first punch is usually dodged, the jab is mostly use to set up your opponent so that they will walk into your next hit if that one is missed then you throw another. That’s why they have combinations in boxing a really fast ones to

  • Dear brother Chand,,,, thanks again for this sharing. this is exactly the argument I need in a proposal I’m preparing for a large medical center here near me. i had a good first meeting with my contact person. I tried keeping your clear messages in mind as I spoke with him. may I reference you as an inspiration as well as a reference for the program i hope we can put in place?.. please be well and thanks again

  • I have a question my question is did u like being in the space force..sorry I can’t spell lol…that’s it I love your jokes u are so funnyyyyyy

  • I understand your points and they are well exposed but tend to challenge the assumption that one is better than the other because convenience or easiness. BTW we practice both together as one.

    There are many methods (styles) and derivatives of Tai Chi with very short forms (8-10 postures) that don’t require too much space and are easy to learn (one practical example: Jesse’s Tsao compact form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch6oI7pes_Q

    Also, you don’t need to learn all the forms of Tai Chi to get the benefits. Many forms were developed since the 50s. Stick with one and practice… practice… practice.

    The idea is to progress from simple to complex, challenging your mind-body coordination (then if you want more challenge add weapons: swords, staff and fans).

    Another thing is that Tai Chi since the second decade of the 20th century was mostly focused on health and not so much seen as a combat art (specially the Yang family style). Many of the combat inclined folks of the time that practiced Tai Chi also trained in other systems (it’s an excellent training complement for external styles).

    Anyways, interchanging ideas is always good. We all learn from each other.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Best wishes and happy new year!

  • Very good to find your youtube channel! I agree with your take on taichi/chigong. I am practitioner of tai chi and it is very beneficial to me with regular practice; however the chigong has a different emphasis and is much more easily learned, especially if you can’t study with instructor. Here is where your videos are so helpful, as we can learn this easily from you! Practice is key! Please continue your work here! Maybe give us a graduated instruction, over time, from the simplest to the complex chigong work? Thank you for these presentations.

  • I actually really like Tai Chi but I find qigong much easier to learn and can improve your health in a shorter amount of time! This is not a criticism of Tai Chi:)