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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
3 rules
4 ounces
5 animals
6 balanced pairs
8 active ingredients

8 stages of form
13 areas of study
13 patterns
36 strategies

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A

Ability
About us
Abstraction
Act now
Active learning
Adjustment
Adult learning
Advanced martial art
Advice
Age
Aggression
Alerting the nervous system
Alignment
Alzheimer's disease
Amateurs
Ambiguity
An ancient art
Ancient stories
The ancient world
Anger
Animals
Anti-aging
Anticipation
Applications explained
Are you a martial artist?
Are you strong enough?

Arms
Art & culture
Arthritis
Assertiveness
Attachment
Attention
The authentic self
Authenticity
Awakening



B

Back problems
Bags
Baguazhang
Balance
Balancing the body
The basics
Bearing
The beauty of tai chi
Beginner
A beginner forever...
Behaviour
Being awkward
Belief
Benefits
Beyond logic
Biological organism
Biomechanics
Blocks
The Book of Changes
Books
Bracing
Brain health
Brain work
(meditation, awareness, metacognition)
Breathing
Bullying



C

Calm
Cat
Central equilibrium
Centre
Change
Cherry blossom
Chin na (seizing)
Chin na applications
Chin na basics
Chinese martial arts
Choice
Circulation
Clarity
Classes
Combat
Comfort zone
Commitment
Common misconceptions
Composure
Concentration
Condition
Conflict
Confusing internal & external training methods
Connection
Consciousness
Constructive rest
Contact details
Contemplation
Context

Conviction
Coordination
A copy or a way?
Corrections
Cost
Countering (intro)
Creativity
Cross-training
Cross-training in our school
Cross-training martial arts



D

Dance
Data protection policy
A deliberate life
Dead forms
Demons
Detachment
Deterioration
Detox
Diet
Dietary education
Differentiation
Direct transmission
Drilling
Dynamic



E

Ease
Easy exercise
Easy tai chi?
Ego
Embodied Taoism
Emotional authenticity
Emotional awareness
Emotional content
Empathy
The Emperor's New Clothes
Empty the centre
Energy and tai chi
Energy as fuel
Energy (kinetic)
Energy levels
Energy (trapped)
Engage
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
Fatigue
Fear
Feet
Female martial artist
Fighting
Fighting on TV
Fighting styles
Fighting talk
Finding a tai chi class
Finishing off
Fit for combat
Fit to teach?
Fitness level
Flowing chin na
Fluid

Folding
Footwork
Force
Forgotten how to learn?
Form (whole-body movement)
Form applications
Form is movement
Form pattern
Form without function
Frame
Free the movement

Free will
Freeform combat
Friendship
Frustration
Full strength
The future



G

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



H

Habits
Hands
Health or fitness?
Healthy living
Hearing or listening?
Heightened level of awareness
Hidden strength
Hip & groin
Hiring us
History
Holds
Home life
Home page
Home training
Hope
How?
How can you tell?
How tai chi is taught in modern times
Humility
Humour
Hurry



I

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



J

Jing (internal/whole-body power)
John Lash quotes
Joining
Joint health
The journey
Just do it
Jutsu & do



K

Keep fit
Keeping warm
Key points

Knees
Knowledge
Knowledge base
Knowledge & wisdom
Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti's descriptions
Kung fu
Kung fu fitness



L

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



M

Macho
Magic
Making mistakes
Making space

Manners
Martial art

Martial arts fitness
Martial concepts
Martial eligibility
Martial expectations
Martial sets
Martial theory
Massage
Mastery
Meaning
Means and ends
Medical problems
Meditation
Melee
Membership
Memory
Mental representation
Metacognition
Migraine
Mind power
Mindful
Minimalist
Mirror
Mirroring
Mobility
Moderation
Monkey
More than exercise

Motor skills
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
New...
New forms
Newton's laws
Nimble
No pain, no gain
Not knowing



O

The Old Ways
Open your mind
Opinion
Organising yourself
The Outward Show
Over 50
Over-analysing...
Over-confidence
Over-taxing the body



P

Panacea
Panic
Paper tiger
Paradigm shift
Partner work
Passive aggressive
Patience
Pay-as-you-go
Pelvis
Penetrating defences
Peng
Perception
Physical education
Poise
Politics
Power
Power generation
Power management
Powers & principles
Practical Taoism
Practical yielding
Practice
Presence
Preventative healthcare
Prices
Private lessons
Procrastination
Proof
Pushing hands



Q

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



R

Rachel Waller
Range & reach
Reacting
Real human
Reality
Reasonable force
Recommended reading
Redundancy
Reeling silk
Refinement
Rejuvenation
Relative positioning
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
The Science of the Essence in popular culture
Scientist
Secrets
Security
Seeing & looking
The seeker
Self
Self-awareness
Self defence
Self defence courses
Self-differentiating
Self-help
Self-reliance
Sensitivity
Shape
Shen
Shoulders
Shuai jiao (take downs)
Shuai jiao applications
Shuai jiao skills
Sifu
Sifu Waller
Silence
Silk arms
Similarities & differences
Simplicity
Simplistic
Sincerity
Skill level
Skills
Skin care
Sleep
Slow
Small circle
Small san sau
Soft option
Solutions
Speculation
Spiritual
Spontaneity
Sport
Square form
Stance
Standing in your own way
Steal my art
Stealth
Stick power
Sticky
Stillness
Strategic stepping
Strength
Stretching
Strong mental attitude
Strong or tense?
Structure
Sung
Sword
Syllabus



T

Tai chi as a tonic
Tai chi charlatans
Tai chi class or school?
Tai chi for fitness
Tai chi for health
Tai chi is not sport
Tai chi without forms?
Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist)
Taijiquan as a supplement
Taijiquan combat
Taijiquan fighting method
Taijiquan grades
Taijiquan & piano lessons
Taijiquan principles
Taijiquan syllabus
Tailored learning
Take the space
The Tao/Dao
Tao Te Ching/Daodejing
Taoism/Daoism
Taoist
Te
Tea
Teacher training course
Teaching assistants
Teaching levels
Teaching tai chi
Technical skills
Technique-based mentality
Tension
Therapy?
Time
Toys
Tradition
Trainee teachers
Tranquillity
Travelling
Truth
TV
Types of qigong
Types of tai chi
Tzu-jan



U

Understanding
Understanding fighting
Understanding form
Understanding muscles
Understanding qigong
Understanding softness
Understanding the training
Understanding weapons
Unite upper & lower
Unlearn
Unnatural naturalness
Unpredictability
Use it or lose it
Using the mind instead of force



V

Value
Vegetarian
Verbal understanding
The Vinegar Tasters
Vitality
Vulgarity
Vulnerability



W

Wabi sabi
Warrior/sage
Watching video clips
The Way
The Way and Its Power
The way of the animal
The Way of the Warrior
Weak
Weapons
Wellbeing
What is self defence?
Whole-body?
Whole-hearted
Why bother reading?
Why learn taijiquan?
Wisdom
Women in martial arts
Women's self defence
Wonder
Words
Work in progress
Worrying
Wu wei



Y

Yang Cheng Fu's 10 essentials
Yang style
Yielding
Yielding basic skills
Yin/yang
Yoga
You make it happen
Youthful



Z

Zen
Zen koan
Zen mind
Zen & tai chi
Zero sugar diet


 


Page created 13 January 1995
Last updated 14 July 2019