FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS IN TAIJIQUAN

Wahnam Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

Movement starts from the back leg, controlled by the waist and completes at the leading hand



Many Taijiquan practitioners have heard of the expression "movement from the waist", which is a very important principle in Taijiquan, but few really know how this principle is put into practice. The video clips in the first section show how you can, and should, perform Taijiquan with movement from the waist.

This waist-movement principle is crucial in attaining the three external harmonies of feet, body and hands. With the three internal harmonies of "jing", "qi" and "shen", which are "elegance of movement", "energy flow" and "presence of mind", they form the six harmonies, which should be applied in every pattern you perform, thus making Taijiquan alive.

The various patterns, shown in the video clips in the second section, are linked into a set called "White Crane Flaps Wings".

Besides being a review for the course participants, this course provides excellent reference material for those who wish to prepare themselves for more advanced Taijiquan courses at the UK Summer Camp in July 2008 and the Intensive Taijiquan Course in September 2008.

  1. Rotation of Waist
  2. White Crane Flaps Wings


Please click on the pictures or their captions to view the videos.

Please note that you can download the video clips onto your own computer and view them at your leisure. Enter the webpage (not this one) where the selected video clip can be downloaded. Place your computer pointer at the picture or one of the links, and right click. Choose “Save Target As”. Select the directory or sub-directory where you wish to keep the video clip. Click “Save”.


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Rotation of Waist

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Carrying Cosmos
Wave Sleeves
Wrong Movement
Movement from Waist

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Waist Rotation
Waist Rotation
Waist Rotation
Waist Rotation


Please click the picture below or click the caption to view the video

Rotation of Waist from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


White Crane Flaps Wings

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Waist Rotation
Grasping Sparrow's Tail
From Back Foot
Correct Sinking

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Grasping Sparrow's Tail
Single Whip
Single Whip
Green Dragon

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Kicks
Cloud Hands
White Crane


Please click the picture below or click the caption to view the video

White Crane Flaps Wings from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


We would like to express our thanks to Sifu Riccardo Salvatore and Carlos from Shaolin Wahnam Portugal for recording these videos.

Introductory Wahnam Taijiquan Couruse in Poetugal

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