Randall Templeton 
Associate Instructor  
Cold Mountain Internal Arts

Special thanks to Sifu Steve Higgins and Senior Students of Cold Mountain.

The Animals in Tai Chi

In 1972 the first episode of the "Kung Fu" TV series aired for the first time.  For many of us this sh...

July 17, 2017

Tai Chi's origins in Central Asian shamanism are of practical interest to practitioners of the Old Yang family middle frame tradition.

As transmitted to us by Dr. Shen Zaiwen, the old middle frame is not simply combative.  It is also an exercise in shamanistic self...

July 8, 2017

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Thirteen Energies of the Sword 1: Draw and Carry

Thirteen Energies of the Sword 2: Lift and Block

Strike and Thrust, the fifth and sixth energies on Huang’s, Olson’s, and Rodell’s list, are primarily offensive techniques. As such, they of...

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