Master LI Guangzhao ​Traditional Tai Ji Quan 

Standing Meditation

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.

Introduction to the Tai Ji Neigong Training System

​無極樁
WuJi Standing Meditation
開合動功
Kai He (Open/Close) Movement
內功八法
​8 NeiGong Methods
太極推手
​Taiji push Hand
太極散手
​Taiji SanShou
開合樁
Kai He (Open/Close) Standing Meditation
盤拳架
Taiji Forms
太極器械
​Taiji Weapons

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.

 

李光昭老師傳統太極拳站樁功

站樁功是傳統太極拳的核心和基礎

習練太極樁功,能學到什麼?

  • ​增進身心健康​

  • ​學習處理人生中的三大關係:

    • ​人與自然

    • 人與人

    • ​人與自我

​李光昭老師簡介

         李光昭,十六歲隨父親習練太極拳。其父李樹田師從京城太極拳名家白旭華(系楊健侯、楊少侯高足)及徐岱山(系楊澄浦、楊少侯入室弟子),深得楊健侯、楊少侯門內所傳傳統太極拳心法與功法之要。光昭先生師承其父,得到楊家傳承體系太極內功之真傳。

         李光昭先生繼承了本師承傳授太極拳的體系,始終以內修為主旨,秉承「樁功要站一輩子"之父訓,將樁功作為太極內功修為的核心基礎,堅持修習樁功五十餘年如一日,對樁功研習感悟頗有造詣。

 

        自2008年以來,致力於在國內外教授太極樁功,毫無保留地向有緣人傳授太極真功。

        2013年以來,每年定期赴美為美國加州五系中醫藥大學博士生班和碩士生班講授太極樁功。並受聘為該校太極教授。

        自2016年以來,受邀在"中醫在線"講授"太極理法與功法"。使眾多的中醫愛好者體悟到中醫與太極同道同理,學中醫悟太極在中醫界引起積極反響,獲得顯著成效。為此,李光昭先生2017年被中華中醫藥學會、世界中醫藥學會聯合會、北京中醫藥學會、中醫在線授予「中醫傳承貢獻人物獎"。

​太極內功及樁功介紹

大家普遍知道的太極拳,是慢慢的一套太極拳動作。不為大多數人瞭解的是,傳統的太極拳需要先練習以站樁功為開始的太極內功,然後再學習太極拳套路。沒有太極內功的太極拳,只能稱為太極操,因為習練者只用了肌肉力量來做動作,而沒有用內功來引領和提供動力。

 

太極內功從高層次上說,是證道之功,是用自己的身心,去验证宇宙自然之道。從實用的角度去說,太極內功的副產品,是武術技擊,健康養生和待人接物之道。太極內功包括靜樁功和動樁功。靜樁功分為無極樁功和渾圓樁功。動樁功分為開合樁功,開合動功,以及內功八法。

 

太極內功是真正從根本上改變身心健康狀況的法寶。歷史上很多太極(以及其它內家拳)大師,包括李光昭老師的父親,都是體弱多病,甚至於病得很重的病人,由於修習內功,獲得了健康的身體,練就了強大的功夫,也成為了不起的思想家。

 

學習了李光昭老師傳授的傳統內功方法,病人們是否也能像歷史上這些大師一樣,獲得健康的身體,就看是否能有毅力練功,為自己的健康投資。

Introduction to the Tai Ji Neigong Training System

​無極樁
WuJi Standing Meditation
開合動功
Kai He (Open/Close) Movement
內功八法
​8 NeiGong Methods
太極推手
​Taiji push Hand
太極散手
​Taiji SanShou
開合樁
Kai He (Open/Close) Standing Meditation
盤拳架
Taiji Forms
太極器械
​Taiji Weapons

李光昭老師的第二本著作《涵養天機習太極:靜出動勢》將出版。

這是首次對以往傳統太極拳內功的不傳之秘,無極樁功和渾圓樁功所作的詳盡和完整的闡述。