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=== [[T'ai Chi Chien]] ===
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The Seahorse Arts Wiki is an Online Resource Base for students training in the Lee style Taoist Arts. It consists of a collection of articles written by [[Chee Soo]] taken from over sixty years as a student and teacher dedicated to researching the philosophy of [[Taoism]] and it's practical application. The main categories include Taoist philosophy, Chinese Medicine in theory and practise, [[T'ai Chi Ch'uan]], [[K'ai Men]] or Taoist chi gung, [[Tao Yin]] or breathing exercises, [[Feng Shou]] kung fu, and the many and various techniques of cultivation of the natural internal energy of the body the Chinese know as [[Ch'i]]. There is also an extensive body of knowledge surrounding the subject of Chinese Medicine including diagnosis and the application of the Taoist Health Arts such as [[Anmo]] Taoist massage, [[Tien Chen]] acupressure, [[Ts'ao Yao]] herbal remedies, [[Ch'ang Ming]] or Taoist macrobiotics and dietary therapy, [[thermogenesis]], and Taoist alchemy with detailed information both from a historical perspective and as it is applied today.
T'ai Chi Sword makes full use of the combined techniques of Whirling Hands and Whirling Arms, but these are made more difficult by the weight and length of the sword. Greater mental concentration is required to retain complete control of the arms, wrists and hands, while maintaining perfect balance, especially in a few sequences where the whole body makes a complete whirl to demonstrate the 'order of the universe'. These techniques are not easy, but nothing is really easy in the full art of T'ai Chi, because there is so much to remember and so many movements have to be practised in order to understand the essence of energy and force, and expand self-awareness and mental control.
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Our Chinese boxing style is known as [[Feng Shou]] 风手, meaning 'Hand of the Wind', and this has its connection with the Earl of the Wind' whose name was [[Feng Po]]. Now in Chinese mythology he is depicted as a very old man with a long flowing white beard, who stands on the green grass of the Heavens' highest pinnacle, dressed in a yellow cloak and wearing a red and blue hat. In his hands he holds the open end of a cotton sack, and wherever he points the mouth of the sack, so the wind blows in that direction.<br>
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Thus from his exalted position in the heavens he can turn a full circle, and send the winds unhindered across the whole world. If he moves slowly then the wind from the sack will hardly move, so it will feel like the gentleness of a morning breeze, but if he becomes angry or is surprised then he may turn very fast, and the wind will hurtle across the universe to become and create the devastation of a tornado. So don't upset him by becoming aggressive for the one thing he really hates is violence.<br>
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The Seahorse Arts Mediawiki is an Online Resource Base for students training in the Lee style Taoist Arts. It consists of a collection of articles written by [[Chee Soo]] taken from over sixty years as a student and teacher dedicated to researching the philosophy of [[Taoism]] and it's practical application. The main categories include Taoist philosophy, Chinese Medicine in theory and practise, [[T'ai Chi Ch'uan]], [[K'ai Men]] or Taoist chi gung, [[Tao Yin]] or breathing exercises, [[Feng Shou]] kung fu, and the many and various techniques of cultivation of the natural internal energy of the body the Chinese know as [[Chi]]. There is also an extensive body of knowledge surrounding the subject of Chinese Medicine including diagnosis and the application of the Taoist Health Arts such as [[Anmo]] Taoist massage, [[Tien Chen]] acupressure, [[Ts'ao Yao]] herbal remedies, [[Ch'ang Ming]] or Taoist macrobiotics and dietary therapy, [[thermogenesis]], and Taoist alchemy with extensive and detailed information both from a historical perspective and as it is applied today.
 
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[[Chee Soo]] devoted over sixty years of his life to studying and teaching the Taoist Arts of the Lee style handed down to him by [[Chan Kam Lee]]. <br>
 
[[Chee Soo]] devoted over sixty years of his life to studying and teaching the Taoist Arts of the Lee style handed down to him by [[Chan Kam Lee]]. <br>
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*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-tai-chi-p-9.php The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-tai-chi-p-9.php The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-kai-men-p-11.php The Taoist Art of K'ai Men]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-kai-men-p-11.php The Taoist Art of K'ai Men]
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*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-chang-ming-p-19.php The Tao of Long Life]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-feng-shou-p-12.php The Taoist Art of Feng Shou]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-feng-shou-p-12.php The Taoist Art of Feng Shou]
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-chang-ming-p-19.php The Tao of Long Life]
 
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-tao-thoughts-p-8.php The Tao of My Thoughts]
 
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/chee-soo-tao-thoughts-p-8.php The Tao of My Thoughts]
*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/ Taoist Ways of Healing]
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*[http://www.seahorsebooks.co.uk/cart/the-taoist-ways-of-healin-p-23.php Taoist Ways of Healing]
  
 
The Seahorse mediawiki project draws extensively from these works to bring you a detailed and comprehensive exploration of the Taoist Art in the words of [[Chee Soo]].
 
The Seahorse mediawiki project draws extensively from these works to bring you a detailed and comprehensive exploration of the Taoist Art in the words of [[Chee Soo]].
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==[[I Fou Shou]] - The enlightened hand==
 
I Fu Shou is a section of T'ai Chi that fascinates every practitioner of the art, and brings to light powers that everyone possesses but very few people realize they have. That is why in some parts of China, I Fu Shou is sometimes called the 'Enlightened Hand'.
 
  
I Fu Shou is an exercise in which two people participate. Each person tries to upset the balance of the other whilst maintaining their own stability. Contact is through the arms and hands throughout the exercise. No matter what stance is adopted, there may always be a weakness in the balance of the body whether one moves left or right, backward or forward, upward or downward, and it is by taking advantage of these six directional weaknesses that the participants in I Fu Shou try to 'uproot' each other — to cause the other to lose their footing. The most difficult way to do this is to lift the other off the ground, but even this may be achieved provided that one has practised diligently and developed a faultless technique.
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T'ai Chi Dance (Tiào wǔ 跳舞, also known as 'flying hands' Fēi shǒu 飞手) is not a dance as most Westerners would imagine it. It is not normally performed to music but it can be. Unlike T'ai Chi Sword which is based on the 'order of the universe' and the phenomena within it, T'ai Chi Dance has its foundations in the Five Elements and Li energy, the general directions of the flow of these, and their respective colours.
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Foot, leg and body movements, balance and graceful flow take first priority in T'ai Chi Dance. Concentration on the complete harmony of movement is absolutely essential if the subtlety of the postures and stances are to be achieved correctly.
Without a doubt, uprooting your partner by lifting them completely off the ground is the summit of achievement in I Fu Shou, but it is the heightened sensitivity that you develop by being in constant touch with your partner that is the chief value of the exercise. Slowly, and through constant practise, you will be able to tell whether your opponent is at all tense, which of their feet is carrying the most weight, and which part of the foot is experiencing the greatest pressure. You must also estimate the degree of pressure and even the direction in which it is being applied. Thus there is a lot of sensitivity involved, and through your training you will eventually be able to judge your movements so that you can succeed in uprooting your partner.
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T'ai Chi Dance is a beautiful tapestry of motion, gentle in its flow, graceful in its execution, and creating an air of complete tranquillity. Motion and stillness are a wonderful balance to each other. There is also a complete 'form' of T'ai Chi Dance, but it is the baby of all the 'forms' that we do, for it is only about 400 years old.
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An Online Resource Base of articles about the Taoist Arts written by Chee Soo

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Seahorse Arts Wiki

The Seahorse Arts Wiki is an Online Resource Base for students training in the Lee style Taoist Arts. It consists of a collection of articles written by Chee Soo taken from over sixty years as a student and teacher dedicated to researching the philosophy of Taoism and it's practical application. The main categories include Taoist philosophy, Chinese Medicine in theory and practise, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, K'ai Men or Taoist chi gung, Tao Yin or breathing exercises, Feng Shou kung fu, and the many and various techniques of cultivation of the natural internal energy of the body the Chinese know as Ch'i. There is also an extensive body of knowledge surrounding the subject of Chinese Medicine including diagnosis and the application of the Taoist Health Arts such as Anmo Taoist massage, Tien Chen acupressure, Ts'ao Yao herbal remedies, Ch'ang Ming or Taoist macrobiotics and dietary therapy, thermogenesis, and Taoist alchemy with detailed information both from a historical perspective and as it is applied today.


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Feng - Wind The Feng Po Ideogram

Our Chinese boxing style is known as Feng Shou 风手, meaning 'Hand of the Wind', and this has its connection with the Earl of the Wind' whose name was Feng Po. Now in Chinese mythology he is depicted as a very old man with a long flowing white beard, who stands on the green grass of the Heavens' highest pinnacle, dressed in a yellow cloak and wearing a red and blue hat. In his hands he holds the open end of a cotton sack, and wherever he points the mouth of the sack, so the wind blows in that direction.
Thus from his exalted position in the heavens he can turn a full circle, and send the winds unhindered across the whole world. If he moves slowly then the wind from the sack will hardly move, so it will feel like the gentleness of a morning breeze, but if he becomes angry or is surprised then he may turn very fast, and the wind will hurtle across the universe to become and create the devastation of a tornado. So don't upset him by becoming aggressive for the one thing he really hates is violence.
No matter what force he may use at any time, you will never see it, although you will see the results of it or its after-effects...(read more...)

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T'ai Chi Dance

Chee Soo describes the T'ai Chi dance in The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan chapter 9:

T'ai Chi Dance (Tiào wǔ 跳舞, also known as 'flying hands' Fēi shǒu 飞手) is not a dance as most Westerners would imagine it. It is not normally performed to music but it can be. Unlike T'ai Chi Sword which is based on the 'order of the universe' and the phenomena within it, T'ai Chi Dance has its foundations in the Five Elements and Li energy, the general directions of the flow of these, and their respective colours. Foot, leg and body movements, balance and graceful flow take first priority in T'ai Chi Dance. Concentration on the complete harmony of movement is absolutely essential if the subtlety of the postures and stances are to be achieved correctly. T'ai Chi Dance is a beautiful tapestry of motion, gentle in its flow, graceful in its execution, and creating an air of complete tranquillity. Motion and stillness are a wonderful balance to each other. There is also a complete 'form' of T'ai Chi Dance, but it is the baby of all the 'forms' that we do, for it is only about 400 years old. (more...)

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Taoist Arts Summer Course

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4. Dragon Stance
(Lung Shih)
Step directly forward one pace with your right foot, and once the foot comes in contact with the floor place 80% of your body weight on to it. Bend your right knee, but keep your left leg straight. At the same time as you step, move your hands forward and outward in an arc, rotating on your elbows, and keep the palms of both hands uppermost, with the fingers pointing directly forward. The right hand should be one hand's length ahead of your left hand, and both arms roughly parallel to the floor.

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