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Notes, lessons and reflections

An introduction to
Sifu Waller's teaching and insights:



 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

3-D
4 ounces
5 stages of form
8 active ingredients

13 areas of study
13 postures
36 strategies

70%
90%


A

Ability
About us
Act now
Adjustment
Adult learning
Advanced martial art
Aggression
Alignment
Alzheimer's disease
An ancient art
Anger
Animals
Anti-aging
Anticipation
Applications explained
Are you a martial artist?
Are you strong enough?
Art & culture
Arthritis
Assertiveness
Attachment
Attention
The authentic self
Authenticity
Awakening



B

Back problems
Bags
Baguazhang (8 trigrams palm)
Balance
Balancing the body
The basics
The beauty of taijiquan
Beginner
Belief
Benefits
Biological organism
Biomechanics
Blocks
The Book of Changes
Books
Books (shortlist)
Bracing
Brain health
Brain work
(meditation, awareness, metacognition)
Breathing
Buddha quotes
Bullying



C

Calm
Cat
Central equilibrium
Centre
Chang treatise
Change
Cherry blossom
Chin na (seizing)
Chinese martial arts
Clarity
Classes
Combat
Commitment
Common misconceptions
Composure
Concentration
Condition
Conflict
Confusing internal & external training methods
Consciousness
Constructive rest
Contact details
Contemplation
Context
Conviction
Coordination
A copy or a way?
Corrections
Cost
Creativity
Cross-training
Cross-training in our school
Cross-training martial arts



D

Dance
A deliberate life
Demons
Detachment
Detox
Diet
Differentiation
Direct transmission
Drilling
Dynamic



E

Ease
Ego
Emotional awareness
Emotional content
Energy
Ergonomics
Esoteric
The essence of the Art
Evading a knife
Exaggeration
The exchange
Exercise
Exercise is boring
Exercise opportunities
Exertion
Exoticism
Expert
Exponential development
External to internal
Exuberant play




F

FAQs
Fa jing
Familiarity
Fat loss
Fear
Female martial artist
Fighting
Fighting on TV
Finding a tai chi class
Finishing off
Fit for combat
Fit to teach?
Fitness level
The floating world
Fluid
Force
Forgotten how to learn?
Form (whole-body movement)
Form applications
Form is movement
Form pattern
Form without function
Free the movement
Freeform combat
Frustration
Full strength
The future



G

Games
Gaps & deficiencies
General knowledge
A gentle approach
Getting your own way
Gift vouchers
Grace
Grades
Grappling
Groundpath
Growing



H

Habits
Health or fitness?
Healthy living
Heightened level of awareness
Helpers
Hiring us
History
Holds
Home training
Hope
How?
How can you tell?
How taijiquan is taught in modern times
Humility
Humour
Hurry



I

I Ching
I Ching quotes
Impact
Imperfect
Imperfect health
Incapacitation
Induction course
Inner teachings
Insights
Inspirational quotes
Instructing (tai chi for health)
Instructing (taijiquan)
Intellectual property
Intelligence
Intention
Internal/external ratio
Internal martial arts (neijiaquan)
Internal strength
The internal way of moving
Introduction
Invisibility



J

Jing (internal/whole-body power)
John Lash quotes

The journey



K

Keep fit
Keeping warm
Key points
Knees
Knowledge
Knowledge & wisdom
Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti's descriptions
Kung fu
Kung fu fitness
Kung fu suit
Kung fu syllabus



L

Learned helplessness
Learner driver
Learning an internal martial art
Learning tai chi
Life... it made sense at the time
A life less ordinary
Lineage
Links
Listen to your body
Listening
Living
Longevity
The lost art?
Lost places
Lower body strength
Luck



M

Macho
Making space
Manners
Martial art

Martial arts fitness
Martial concepts
Martial eligibility
Martial expectations

Martial routine
Martial sets
Martial theory
Massage
Mastery
Meaning
Means and ends
Medical problems
Meditation
Melee
Membership
Memory
Migraine
Mind power
Mindful
Minimalist
Mirror
Mobility
Moderation
More than exercise

Multiple opponents
Muscle
Mushin
Mystery
Myths & magic

N

Natural order
Natural power
Neigong/nei gong/nei kung (internal work/whole-body strength)
Neijiaquan (internal martial arts)
Nerve
Nervous system
Neuroplasticity
Neutral state
Neutralise
Newton's laws
Nimble
No pain, no gain



O

The Old Ways
Opinion
Over 50
Over-analysing...



P

Panacea
Panic
Partner work
Passive aggressive
Patience
Pay-as-you-go
Penetrating defences
Peng
Perception
Physical education
Politics
Power
Power generation
Powers & principles
Practical Taoism
Practical yielding
Practice
Prices
Private lessons
Privileges of membership
Proof
The purpose of a tai chi school
Pushing hands



Q

Qi (energy/breath)
Qi myths
Qi power?
Qi gong/qigong/chi kung (energy/breath work)
Qigong practice
Quality of life
Quan (fist/combat/martial art)
Questions
Quick fix
A quiet life
Quotes



R

Rachel Waller
Range & reach
Reacting
Real human
Reasonable force
Recommended reading
Redundancy
Reeling silk
Refinement
Rejuvenation
Relaxation
Respect
Responsibility
Rest
Retire
Reviews
The road less travelled
The role of qigong in the internal martial arts
The role of qigong in a tai chi class
Running
Rustic



S

The Science of the Essence
Scientist
Secrets
Security
Seeing & looking
Self
Self-awareness
Self defence
Self defence courses
Self-differentiating
Self-help
Self-reliance
Sensitivity
Shen
Shoulders
Shuai jiao (take downs)
Sifu
Sifu Waller
Silence
Similarities & differences
Simplicity
Simplistic
Sincerity
Skill level
Skills
Sleep
Slow
Small circle
Soft option
Solutions
Spiritual
Spontaneity
Sport
Steal my art
Stealth
Sticky
Stillness
Straw dogs
Strength
Stretching
Strong mental attitude
Strong or tense?
Structure
Sung
Swords
Syllabus



T

Tai chi for fitness
Tai chi for fitness syllabus
Tai chi for health
Tai chi for health syllabus
Tai chi is not sport
Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist)
Taijiquan as a supplement
Taijiquan combat
Taijiquan fighting method
Taijiquan & piano lessons
Taijiquan principles
Taijiquan syllabus
Taijiquan syllabus by grade
Tailored learning
The Tao/Dao
Tao Te Ching/Daodejing
Taoism/Daoism
Taoist
Te
Teaching levels
Teaching tai chi
Technical skills
Technique-based mentality
Tension
Time
Toys
Tradition
Tranquillity
Truth
TV
Types of qigong
Types of tai chi
Tzu-jan



U

Understanding
Understanding qigong
Unpredictability
Using the mind instead of force



V

Value
Verbal understanding
The Vinegar Tasters
Vitality
Vulgarity
Vulnerability



W

Wabi sabi
Wang treatise
Warrior/sage
The Way
The Way and Its Power
The Way of the Warrior
Weak
Weapons
Website feedback
Wellbeing
What is self defence?
Whole-hearted
Why learn taijiquan?
Wisdom
Women in martial arts
Wonder
Words
Work in progress
Worrying
Wu treatise
Wu wei



Y

Yang Cheng Fu's 10 essentials
Yang style
Yang style variations
Yielding
Yin/yang
Yoga
Youthful



Z

Zen
Zen koan
Zen mind
Zen & tai chi


 


Page created 13 January 1995
Last updated 13 June 2017