Presented by Steve Higgins to The Taijiquan Enthusiasts' Organizations health symposium in September of 2017, this 15 minute video seminar presents the Old Yang Middle-frame Taijiquan in the context of Tantra, an esoteric Central Asian Buddhist tradition which shaped t...

August 29, 2017

(with thanks to Cold Mountain Associate Instructors Randall Templeton and Tanya Korovkin for their assistance; photos by Doug Haas and the one of me and Tanya by Peter Reist)

The following four methods are the inner keys to many combative applications.   They are not TH...

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...

November 1, 2016

Blog entry #16:  Curriculum and Cross-training

Recently I sent out an e-mail to the club listing the sword forms available at Cold Mountain and it was drawn to my attention that I had inadvertently missed one.  This got me thinking about the sometimes hazy borderline be...

September 12, 2016

This past Saturday I held an afternoon workshop on three of the four basic animals in our Old Yang Tai Chi system.  Leaving the Serpent for another day, we reviewed the Phoenix and the Crane series, and then explored the Dragon in some detail.  

Briefly, to il...

May 18, 2016

BLOG Installment #7 is about the Old Yang family Middle-frame Taijiquan,  video by Sunshine Chen.

We also have a short form of my own devising,  but it has taken me awhile to decide to make the long form more widely available. In doing so I am influenced by my fear that...

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