Master LI Guangzhao Traditional Tai Ji Quan
Standing Meditation is the core and foundation of Tai Ji Quan
What can you learn by practicing Taiji Standing Meditation?
Improve physical and mental well-being
Deal with three types of relationships:
Person and nature
Person and person
Person and self
Introduction to Master LI Guangzhao
Master LI Guangzhao started to learn Tai Ji Quan from his father, Master LI Shutian at age of 16. Master LI Shutian learned Tai Ji Quan from Master BAI Xuhua and Master XU Daishan.
Master BAI Xuhua had high achievements in Tai Ji Neigong after he learned Tai Ji Quan from Masters YANG Jianhou (father) and YANG Shaohou (elder son of Master YANG Jianhou) . Master XU Daishan is a disciple of Masters YANG Chengfu (younger son of YANG Jianhou) and YANG Shaohou.
Master LI Shutian inherited the important practice and thinking methods in traditional Tai Ji Quan that were previously taught only to YANG Family members and a few selected disciples. Master LI Guangzhao acquired the essence of the YANG Family Tai Ji Neigong while he learned from his father.
Master LI Guangzhao carries forward the Tai Ji Neigong training system in the YANG Style lineage. The main theme of Master Li Guangzhao’s teachings has been the emphasis on internal (Neigong) training. Master LI Guangzhao follows his father’s mandate that he practice Tai Ji Standing Meditation for life, because Standing Meditation is the core and foundation of Tai Ji Neigong. Master Guangzhao Li has been practicing Tai Ji Standing Meditation for more than 50 years, and has high achievements in the practice and research of Tai Ji Standing Meditation.
Since 2008, Master LI Guangzhao has dedicated his time and effort to teaching Tai Ji Standing Meditation to those who are interested in learning true Tai Ji Neigong both in China and abroad.
Since 2013, Master LI Guangzhao visits the United States every year and teaches Tai Ji Standing Meditation to students in the Doctoral and Masters programs at Five Branches University, Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he is a professor of Tai Ji.
Since 2016, Master LI Guangzhao has been teaching Tai Ji Theory and Practice Methods at the University of Elite Medicine/TCMMOOC. Many TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioners and enthusiasts have come to realize that Tai Ji Quan and TCM have the same roots and theory through their practice and understanding with their body. Learning TCM while practicing Tai Ji has produced very positive responses within the TCM field. Because of his contributions, Master LI Guangzhao was given the Award for Contribution in Passing down TCM Heritage by the China Association of Chinese Medicine, the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, the Beijing Association of Chinese Medicine, and TCMMOOC.
Introduction to Tai Ji Neigong and Standing Meditation
Tai Ji Quan, in many people’s mind, is a set of slow body movements. However, it is not well-known that the traditional Tai Ji Quan training, starts with the Tai Ji Neigong practice. Standing Meditation is the foundation of Tai Ji Neigong training. Only after the students have acquired some Neigong skills, they can start to learn the Tai Ji forms, with movement. Without Neigong to power and lead the movements, Tai Ji forms can only be called gymnastics because only muscle force is used to power the movements.
At philosophical level, Tai Ji Neigong is a way to verify the way of Dao (natural order of the universe). Using one’s own body and mind as the lab, to explore and verify the way of Dao, nature and universe. At practical level, Tai Ji Neigong produces by-products that are very useful: martial arts skills, physical health benefits, and skills to interact with people and the world around us. The foundation of Tai Ji Neigong is standing meditation. There are two types of standing meditation: with or without physical movement. The standing meditation in stillness include Wu Ji Standing Meditation and Huan Yuan Standing Meditation. The Standing Meditation with physical movement include Kai He Standing Meditation, Kai He Dong Gong (Open/Close Movement) and New Gong Ba Fa (Eight Neigong Training Methods).
Tai Ji Neigong is a magic tool to transform one’s body and mind and improve one’s physical and mental well-being. Historically, many Tai Ji Masters, including Master Li Guangzhao’s father, Master LI Shutian, started to learn Tai Ji Neigong because they were weak or after they were seriously sick. Eventually, the masters recovered after intensive practice of Tai Ji Neigong, acquired powerful martial art skills and become great thinkers.
Whether a person will gain significant benefits after learning the standing meditation and Tai Ji Neigong skills from Master Li Guangzhao, depends on whether he/she has correct understanding of the theory, and whether he/she practices regularly, to invest for his/her own physical and mental well-being.
New Book by Master LI Guangzhao Coming Soon in Oct 2018:
Jing Chu Dong Shi (靜出動勢）
The name of the book means "the movement potential is generated from stillness".
It is the first time that the secrets of traditional Tai Ji Quan standing meditation are revealed in such detailed and complete way.
Current version is in Chinese. Please stay tuned for plans to make it available in English.