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Practicing Mulan Quan Tai Chi

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Mulan Quan is a modern form and perhaps the only form of Tai Chi created by a woman master , Sifu Mei Fing Ying .
Mulan is named after the legendary young woman Fa Mulan - who's name translate to "wooden orchid"
Besides it basic hand form ,

Mulan offers a sword style

as do other forms of Tai Chi and also a unique Fan Style

I was introduced to Mulan Quan style Tai Chi in College through Master Chan and I witnessed the Sword and Fan in action during a Chinese Parade in San Francisco 's China Town - pictured below as they prepare for the parade

I do practice with the Fans and currently working on fine tuning my living moving art as that is precisely what Tai Chi is a moving living art.

As there are many forms of Tai Chi and I can learn every style - I have chosen to stick with Mulan - as I have not mastered completely and working on my Qi Gong the ultimate source of Chinese knowledge is The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (200 B.C.E.)
which prescribed Qi Gong for curing and preventing disease - true medicine cures before the disease develops.
As master Chan has once told me - " learn Tai Chi exactly as you were taught; and your personality will polish it effortlessly "

No style is right or wrong , just different .
Just as each Rose holds its unique beauty
each is still beautiful
All the Roses Together create a Healthy Masterpiece

Happy breathing - have a great weekend
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  • BRENDA_G50
    I love to watch the different moves they make. It's art in it's purest form. It takes a lot of effort and skill, but it's beautiful to watch. emoticon
    780 days ago
    There are many forms I Taijiquan / Tai Chi and each is a work of art for the body. Each of us who practice Tai Chi select a palate by choosing a style. We work for a long time do learn to used the set of tools as our instructors teach use and then eventually we have learned it well enough that we may create our own little variations according to our body, mind and spirit.
    780 days ago
    What a beautiful woman you are!!

    Thank you for sharing with us!
    780 days ago
    I absolutely love the way you are always challenging yourself to go beyond your comfort zone! Very impressive grasshopper :)
    780 days ago
    Glad you are doing this, creating a healthy masterpiece. emoticon emoticon emoticon You
    Hope you are having a relaxing weekend emoticon
    780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2014 7:24:36 PM
    I have often thought the movements in many martial art forms as beautiful . You are mentally sharpening your mind.
    780 days ago
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