Empty and Full

The Third Rep: 2004-01-02 by Jerry Karin We have been having an interesting discussion on the discussion forum regarding the meaning of the fourth of Yang Chengfu’s Ten Essentials: distinguish full and empty. To shed more light on this subject, … Continue reading



The Third Rep: 2003-05-06 by Jerry Karin I’ve been reading a great deal in Chinese and have had a lot of luck in finding things I wanted to read, chiefly due to the kind offices of Louis Swaim. I am … Continue reading

Silk Reeling

The Third Rep: 2002-08-26 by Jerry Karin Much of the literature available in English about the topic of silk reeling is of the puff piece sort, leaving one with the impression that silk reeling is important but failing to provide … Continue reading

Yang Zhenduo’s Disciples

Master Yang Zhenduo is proud to announce and acknowledge the following people as his Disciples. These individuals have studied and promoted tai chi for many years. Disciples Name List, 杨振铎传承弟子 Hu Buyun, 胡步云 Yang Yongfen, 杨永芬 Guo Jiansheng, 郭建生 Ge … Continue reading


The Third Rep: 2001-02-12 by Jerry Karin Well, time to whip out the old notepad and scribble a new third rep column. Having had my posterior flamed from here to Yongnian over a previous column entitled Some Other Stuff and … Continue reading