T’ai Chi Chuan

T’ai Chi or Taiji is an internal Chinese martial art technique practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The Taiji system is based in understanding the forces of nature and to how to neutralize them so that inner and outer balance is reached.

Purple cloud temple entrance

As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of tai chi training forms are especially known for being practiced at what most people categorize as slow movement. Popular myth attributes the creation of Tai Chi Chuan to a Daoist alchemist named Zhang San Feng reported variously to have been born in different times.

The first time Kru Pedro went to Wudang mountains in central China to learn Taiji in Five Immortals Temple, he was astonished at the understanding and the material that was available regarding internal energy work. Since that moment his whole perspective of training and teaching was completely changed.

His approach is now between the two worlds of martial arts, internal and external.

“Both of them are necessary, Kru shares… if we want to continue evolving in our training”.

In the Sangha Muay Thai School, energy work is practiced every day as a way to synchronize the breath with the body movements.

Energetic practices are also beneficial to develop a relationship with the five elements. This kind of training will awake our six sense and psychic abilities. As a result, many blockages as we go through the training will be resolved.

Li Sifu and kru Pedro in Purple Cloud Temple Wudang, China
Li Sifu and kru Pedro in Purple Cloud Temple Wudang, China
Kru Pedro training footwork in nature Wudang, China
Kru Pedro training footwork in nature Wudang, China
Li Sifu Duxinde and kru Pedro Solana Villalobos in White Horse mountain in Wudang, China
Li Sifu Duxinde and kru Pedro Solana Villalobos in White Horse mountain in Wudang, China