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State of the TAO 2017

10 March 2017

Welcome to the annual State of the Tao address!

I’m writing to keep you updated on what’s happening in our coming year, as well as reflect on the events of last year. As with every living thing on Earth, Energy Arts is forever changing and becoming new.

While I’ve been teaching the Taoist arts for over 50 years, I was reminded of the need for rest and rejuvenation near the end of last year’s summer retreats. So I am currently taking some much needed time off. Of course, time always has a tendency to fill-up and I’ve managed to stay busy even during my sabbatical.

For several years now I’ve been actively pursuing the spiritual intersection points between Buddhism and Taoism. The seed for this inquiry was planted many years ago by my teacher Liu Hung Chieh, who was a master and lineage holder of both of Mahayana Tien Tai Buddhism and Lao Tse’s branch of Taoism.Read more...

Bagua: Roll the Ball

15 September 2016

Here Bruce demonstrates Roll the Ball  a practice that is associated with bagua rou shou and fighting applications rather than with the circle walking and meditation aspects. In this bagua practice the arms encase a sphere in space and the movement originates from the lower tantien and feet, expressing itself in the arms and hands. As the arms move, the sphere must remain stable and not be cut in any direction or angle.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time

07 September 2015

As someone who has taught energy arts practices like tai chi and qigong for over 50 year now, one of the most common questions I get asked while teaching and at retreats is, "How can I get the most out of my practice?"

I also often get asked more specific questions such as how long should I practice and how often should I practice. Everyone wants the magic formula.Read more...

The SOURCE CODE for the OLD Yang Style of Tai Chi

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16 April 2015

Next week I am going to start releasing a short series of videos about an upcoming program on the Old Yang Tai Chi Style and about the true potential of tai chi in your life and for our society.

In this email/post I wanted to give you some background information, tell you more about the origin of the Old Yang Style of Tai Chi and WHY I think it so important for entire tai chi field. Read more...

The Warrior Within - A Tai Chi Documentary with Lee Burkins

03 April 2015

This is a short documentary with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Lee Burkins:

 

Tai Chi Tip # 11: Dropping the Elbows

05 February 2015

Here Bruce demonstrates dropping the elbows in Tai Chi.

 

The Power of Energy Gates Qigong Webinar Replay

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03 February 2015

Click to listen to the recent webinar on The Power of Energy Gates Qigong. In the webinar Bruce talks about standing, inner and outer dissolving, how to practice the 3 swings and how to use Energy Gates Qigong for health, healing, tai chi and martial arts.Read more...

Tai Chi Tips #10: Sinking to the Feet

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19 December 2014

In this tai chi tip, Bruce Frantzis talks about sinking all the way to the feet:

 

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Tai Chi Tips #9: Sinking the Knees

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19 December 2014

In this tai chi tip, Bruce Frantzis talks about sinking the knees:

 

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