Taijiquan at Qi Elements in Herndon Virginia

Qi Elements offers daytime, evening and weekend classes in the traditional martial art of Taijiquan.

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Taiji against Bilateral Holds 12/08/2023

Here's a new short subject video on Qi Elements' YouTube channel. It is about how Taijiquan practitioners would use Taiji principles to cope with an assailant pinning their hands or elbows.

Taiji against Bilateral Holds This short video covers how Taijiquan practitioners would react to an assailant pinning their hands or elbows together by putting into play the classic princ...

Do You Have a Mental Firewall? 10/30/2023

In Taiji and Qigong we use the wisdom mind to regulate the emotional mind, raise our spirt, and conserve our Qi.

Do You Have a Mental Firewall? More on the topic of training your wisdom mind to regulate your emotional mind. When we talk about training your wisdom mind, maintaining a calm and stable emotional mind, preserving a raised but c…

Do you just want to explode? 06/29/2023

As you know, there are five regulatings involved in Qigong and Taiji—Body, Breath, Mind, Qi, and Spirit. In this post I want to return to the regulating of the mind, more precisely, the process of using your wisdom mind (Yi) to control your emotional mind (Xin). When your emotional mind is calm your body can relax, your breathing can be deeper, your Qi can circulate freely, your energy is conserved, you are healthier, and you live longer....

Do you just want to explode? As you know, there are five regulatings involved in Qigong and Taiji—Body, Breath, Mind, Qi, and Spirit.  In this post I want to return to the regulating of the mind, more precisely, the proce…

Yongquan Breathing in Taijiquan and Taiji-Qigong Training 06/21/2023

In yesterday (June 20, 2023) evening's Taiji-Qigong class we began with Yongquan breathing. The Yongquan (Bubbling Well), of course, is the Kidney 1 point on the bottoms of the feet and is a major energy gate for exchanging Qi with the earth. When you have intention to move your Qi strongly, then you should do Yongquan breathing on the basis of Reverse Abdominal Breathing....

Yongquan Breathing in Taijiquan and Taiji-Qigong Training In yesterday (June 20, 2023) evening’s Taiji-Qigong class we began with Yongquan breathing. The Yongquan (Bubbling Well), of course, is the Kidney 1 point on the bottoms of the feet and is a …

Taiji Exercise vs. Taijiquan: Important Differences in Sequence Training 06/19/2023

In recent decades something called “Taiji” (Tai Chi) has become popular as a form of exercise, but if you visit places where Taiji exercise is taught you are going to find a lot of variation in what’s being taught. The bare-hand sequence done at medium speed (see discussion of speeds below) is probably what most people think of when they think of Taiji....

Taiji Exercise vs. Taijiquan: Important Differences in Sequence Training [This post is a follow-up to my post of June 13, 2023.]  In recent decades something called “Taiji” (Tai Chi) has become popular as a form of exercise, but if you visit places where Taiji exer…

Taiji, Tai Chi, Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan, What Do They Mean? 06/13/2023

Okay, let’s clear up one thing first of all. The words “Taiji” and “Tai Chi”--and some other spelling variations you might encounter—are just variations in the romanization two Chinese characters. Likewise for Taijiquan and Tai Chi Chuan, except that instead of just two characters, there is one more character, the one for quan or chuan, meaning fist or pugilistic style. ...

Taiji, Tai Chi, Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan, What Do They Mean? Okay, let’s clear up one thing first of all. The words “Taiji” and “Tai Chi”–and some other spelling variations you might encounter—are just variations in the romanization two Chinese charac…

Acupoints in Taijiquan and Qigong 06/08/2023

There are eight vessels and 12 channels in the human body along which the body’s Qi (vital energy) flows. Acupoints are places along the vessels and channels where the flow of Qi can be manipulated by massage, insertion of needles, application of heat, magnets, or electricity, and by martial art strikes or grabs. There are several hundred acupoints on the human body, and of those, 108 can be used for self-defense purposes in martial arts like Taijiquan....

Acupoints in Taijiquan and Qigong There are eight vessels and 12 channels in the human body along which the body’s Qi (vital energy) flows. Acupoints are places along the vessels and channels where the flow of Qi can be manipulate…

Teens’ Mental Health Crisis 05/16/2023

News yesterday once again focused on our country's teenage mental health crisis. Reports cited over-protective parents as one of the contributing factors. It seems that parents were stressing the dangers facing teenagers today, especially girls, and teens have become fearful and depressed. According to the reports, a large percentage of teens say that they have seriously considered su***de. As I've said before, I think that there is a basic problem with how we approach the dangers in modern life....

Teens’ Mental Health Crisis News yesterday once again focused on our country’s teenage mental health crisis. Reports cited over-protective parents as one of the contributing factors. It seems that parents were stressing…

02/24/2023

Last night after I went to bed, I had an unusually strong feeling of the Qi running up and down my arms. In the evening class we did Martial Grand Circulation and the Small Circulation meditation, but we have done that before, and I didn't have the same strong feeling. I am wondering if an additional factor might have been the fennel seeds a neighbor gave us recently, which I made into a tea and drank before going to bed. I don't have much experience with fennel tea.

Understanding Ting Jin (Listening Energy) 02/21/2023

Interesting as another way of conceiving an application for deflect downward and dealing with an opponent's resisting. The usual way to handle this situation is to follow the resistance and switch from roll back to press.

Understanding Ting Jin (Listening Energy) In this clip from Concepts In Application, Volume 9 Sifu Hairston demonstrates the utilization of ting jin (listening energy) within the application of defle...

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464 Herndon Pkwy, Ste 215
Herndon, VA
20170

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Tuesday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 9pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 9am - 12:30pm

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