The Secret of the Golden Flower

The Secret of the Golden Flower,太乙金華宗旨- TàiyǐJīnhuáZōngzhǐ, translation by Richard Wilhelm, commentary by C.G Jung (first published 1931, constant re-prints) Highlight: One of the first works to explain Taoist concepts and Chinese meditation techniques to a Western audience, this book is a great read for those who would like to understand more about the philosophy…

What to Wear for Tai Chi Practice

  In contrast with many fitness classes or sport options, Tai Chi has minimal clothes and clothing requirements. You can actually wear anything you want during Chi training, loose, comfortable pants and top, with flat-soled shoes is all that is needed to practice a routine. The most common Tai Chi suit is a T-shirt and…

What is Qigong

Highlight: Qi represents the “vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.” and Gong refers to any kind of physical or mental practice.    What is Qigong? According to the National Qigong Association, “Qigong is an ancient Chinese healthcare system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention”.  Qi, which is pronounced as “chee”…

The Five Elements of Taijiquan

Highlight: Taijiquan practice has gained worldwide popularity and has been compared to the “yoga of China”, in that many health benefits for both the mind and body are gained through the practice.  Taijiquan is commonly referred to in the Western world as the practice of “tai chi”, which translates into “supreme ultimate boxing” in the martial…

Winter Kung Fu Camps for Kids

Lots of kids have a break from school over winter, here are a few options for winter break Kung Fu camp to build their martial arts skills!   Tai Chi Kung Fu Montreal is hosting two sessions of Kung Fu day camp for kids during the winter, the first session is between December 27th-30th, and…

Kung Fu Trivia

  Answer Key 1) c 2) a 3)c 4)d 5) d.         Posted by Yuqing@ InteractChina.com About Interact China “A Social Enterprise in E-commerce Promoting Oriental Aesthetic Worldwide” Aileen & Norman co-founded Interact China in 2004 with specialization in fine Oriental Aesthetic products handmade by ethnic minorities & Han Chinese. Having direct partnerships with artisans,…

The life of a Shaolin Kung Fu Kid

In China, some parents will send their kids away to train in kung fu as early as three years old! These kids work really hard, starting training at 5:30 in the morning and ending around 8 o’clock at night. These kids eat a vegetarian diet and also participate in Buddhist religious training, meditation, and chanting…