Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Golden Cockerel Stands on One Leg (Othmar)

May 26, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Running Thunder Hand (Wim Demeere-Brussels)

We talk about this a lot in class; and practice it almost every session. Here, Wim, has fleshed out some nuances and applied it ways that, once you see them demonstrated, seem intuitive and natural – given everything else that we do.

May 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: How to Get “Tai Chi Knee”

I often tell the story about my first meetings with Dan Docherty – my teacher. He asked that I show him my Form, I did, and he (generously) said, “I can see that you have put a lot of work into it, but it is neither square nor round, and know one has taught you the Knee Rule.”

Being a chiropractor, and a gym guy (for decades), I said that I did know that knee rule; then he pointed out that I was repeatedly breaking it. Whatever I paid for that 9-hour flight and the two weeks stay in London, that correction made the trip worth it.

He told me that there is only one sports injury associated with Tai Chi, and it is Tai Chi Knee – the consequence of repeatedly breaking the Knee Rule.

So, today, I for some reason decided to check on YouTube and see if there were any decent videos instructing on how to do Tai Chi walking: there were not. Instead, I found a video of someone demonstrating how to repeatedly break the Knee Rule.

The message: Just because someone is a celebrity, sells seminars and DVDs, and can speak chinese words, does not mean that their instruction is of the highest order. I know almost nothing else about the author, other than what we see in this video (and I didn’t listen to hardly any of it), but watch… and learn (probably best not to turn the sound on).

April 25, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Wutan Practice Outdoors

April 17, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: High Pat the Horse (Wim Demeere)

March 6, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Footwork & Rolling Thunder Fist

February 21, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: More Good Stuff From The Past

Filed under: Back pain, Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , , , , — doctordilday @ 12:05 pm

February 17, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Sanda

February 15, 2017

For Tai Students: Understanding Why We Push From The Heel

Deep and detailed, you can skim this and still get the gist. It is a long and complicated way of saying, “just do what we tell you,” in class.

Once this way of moving becomes habitual, you will continue to derive benefits in all areas of your life from then on. Kind of like most of the rest of the Tai chi that we teach.

NOTE: You are going to need this: 

Moment of a force/torque

A force whose line of action does not pass through the centre of gravity will cause the body to rotate and translate if it is unopposed – this turning effect is the moment of force.

Human movement is the consequence of an imbalance between the components of these forces that produce rotation; the capability of a force to produce this rotation is referred to as torque or moment of force.

The moment of force is the perpendicular distance from the force’s line of action to a specific point or axis of rotation.

Moment = force x distance

January 24, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: 4 Directions Push Hands -> Applications

January 17, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: A Great Review of Tai Chi by Dan Docherty

January 13, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Cheng Tin Hung; The Old Days

Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , — doctordilday @ 12:24 pm
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