Lift Hands - Vol 3
Grandmaster Richard Bustillo 1942-2017 - The passing of a Martial Arts Legend. Why Goju? The 12 Deadly Katas. The 12 Secret Rings of the Yang family: Part Two. Enter the devil - 20 questions with Scott Caldwell.
Lift Hands - Vol 2
Katherine Loukopoulos Sensei in 20 questions. Peasant Talk. The 12 Secret Rings of the Yang Family: Part One.
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...
I have been contacted several times of late to comment upon the ‘Keys’ of Taijiquan as
people have heard their instructor mention them or talk about them in class.
Unlocking the Small San Sau
I return to my notes once again while I continue to look at the Small San-sau (SSS) in detail.
The Footwork of Taijiquan
The answer to the above question can be given in one simple setence: There is no footwork in Taijiquan or any other martial arts for that matter!
The Pace of Taijiquan
I have often been asked the question by most of my students regarding the pace at which one
should perform their Taijiquan form? This is a question that tends to puzzle or perplex many.
Traditions From The Old Tower - Song One
The official magazine of the World Taiji Boxing Association and the Erle Montaigue System of Fighting & Healing. The complete guide to the internal martial and healing arts.