There are five principal styles of Taijiquan (or T'ai-Chi Ch'üan), Yang, Wu, Chen, Wu/Hao and Sun. They all emphasize stability, rooting and deep relaxation but have different looks and slightly different martial applications.
A humble community of practitioners of the Traditional Chinese Martial Art. We're here to talk about all the aspects of kung fu including philosophy, logic, medicine, health, mental/physical fitness, and (of course) technique. Kung Fu is about the application of hard work throughout your life to better yourself and to gain mastery over your body and mind.
Aikido comes from the same martial lineage as judo and jujitsu. It emphasizes blending with attacks rather than countering force with force, and utilizes throws, joint locks, and pins. Although many techniques include softening strikes (atemi), the goal of aikido is to neutralize aggression swiftly without undue harm to the attacker.
"Ba Gua Zhang or the Art of Eight Diagrams Palm is a powerful, effective, Chinese martial art based upon the theories of traditional Chinese medicine and the philosophy of the I Ching. Although rare and relatively unknown in United States, Ba Gua Zhang is famous in China both for the longevity and vitality of its practitioners and for their high level of fighting prowess." - circlepalms.net
Bodyweightfitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. Start your fitness journey with our Recommended Routine and wiki.
This purpose of this community is to explore human energy in all of its facets. Out of body experiences, energy healing, energetic connections between people, psychic work and everything in between. This is a community about helping people explore, stretch and document their experiences as well as learn new ways and avenues to explore.
Get flexible! Share stretching tips, post your goals and progress, and anything else relevant to flexibility/mobility. Whether you're a dancer, martial artist, gymnast, cheerleader, olympic weightlifter or just want to improve your flexibility for health reasons, you're welcome here!
A place for discussion related to the practice of meditation and other techniques aimed at developing concentration, increasing the power of conscious awareness, and producing insight leading to awakening. Those here understand Awakening to be a practical and attainable goal that can be approached via many paths. Although this goal is explained most thoroughly in the Buddhist traditions, it can be understood in entirely secular, non-religious terms.