Taiji combatives 1

Sparring: 1. Build confidence in them- re-enforce it with confidence building drills like parrying, catching (things in Tai Chi form). 2. After teaching solo forms and applications, bring those into a sparring setting. Sparring: It’s something that is thrown in ‘here and there’ until they are comfortable enough. My goal is to assist with getting …

Chinese Channels and Vessels

Study guide for students of acupuncture and TCM. Actions, Locations, and Indications of the acupoints: Data for exams -In the Language of Traditional Chinese medicine.-In the Language of Anatomy.-In the Language of pathology. References: “A Manual of Acupuncture” by Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji, and Kevin Baker. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications. “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” by Cheng …

Tui-Na Basics

Tui Na- meaning “push and grasp” therapeutic massage used to treat a variety of internal and external treatment. It is unique in that it incorporates principles of TCM and meridian knowledge and theory. It relieves stagnation, tonify and disperse qi and blood. The original terms used were “An Mo” which means “press and rub”. Goes …

Chinese Medicine at MMA schools

3/17/2019: We had a great turnout at Capitol Punishment MMA in Beltsville Maryland. We were able to do some acupuncture, cupping, tui-na, and kinesio taping for various injured people. 6 people were treated in a 2 hour time slot. 3/7/2019: Visited Lloyd Irvin's school in Camp Springs Maryland to see how staff was doing.

Taijiquan: Gong fu stretching

Always be sure to stretch to your limit you are comfortable. We also recommend that you use the Taijiquan warm-up prior to stretching so that you do not stretch while muscles are cold and stiff.