Lift Hands & Articles Material for the study of Neijia
Interview with Peter Jones
Peter Jones is the most senior Erle Montaigue accredited instructor in the United Kingdom and chief instructor and founder of Taiji Pa-kua Internal Fighting Arts - the oldest established school teaching the Erle Montaigue System in the UK and perhaps in the world - currently based in Ammanford, Wales.
On Magical Energies and All That Jazz
On Reversing Forms
The question of whether the Old Yang Taiji form should be practiced on the reverse side (mirror image) has been asked of me quite often lately. It has been a recurring theme for the past few months. Whilst originally, I had simply replied with a “No!”, upon further enquiry - my curiosity aroused, I realised that a more detailed explanation was needed in light of discovering why the question was being asked of me?
Lift Hands - Vol 3
Lift Hands - Vol 2
Lift Hands - Vol 1
Lift Hands is a new magazine for the internal arts. When one really thinks about Lift Hands, you’ll discover that it is not just an isolated posture from one of a myriad of martial arts available around the globe. No - far from it! Just as we lift our hands for combat, equally we also lift our hands in prayer, play, dance, to write, to paint, to greet, to wave goodbye, to hold and support a child or one of age, or to embrace or protect those we love. Lift Hands is innate within us all - regardless of the fact of whether we do martial arts or not - a movement inherited in the womb just like sight, taste, smell and hearing. It is an intrinsic, instinctive, unlearned and untaught part of the human condition. Everything we do in life involves lifting our hands... it is our intent which dictates what our hands do once they are lifted! Lift Hands will dare to be different from the usual crop of magazines on the subject. We are a work in progress...