San Antonio T’ai Chi Ch’uan

2014  

 

Welcome:

Pictures:


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Grand Master Wang Peisheng, Virginia 1993

Sifu Zhang Yun, Penn State, 2008

Horacio Lopez with:

Grand Master Kuo Lienying. San Francisco,1978

Grand Master Yang Zhenduo China,1992

Dian Lopez and Grand Master Wang Jurong

San Antonio, 1996


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Horacio Lopez receiving First Prize during Group Competition  at the  “Third Yongnian International T’ai Chi Ch’uan Gathering”

China, 1995.



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    This IS NOT SIMPLIFIED Tai Chi spiced with New Age Jargon...

    To obtain real results you must practice the Real Art: “Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan”.

    Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan is the TCC from China, pre-Cultural revolution.

    It is based on the writings named “T’ai Chi Ch’uan Classics”. The “Tai Chi Classics” are Classical texts used as guides for the practice of the Art of TCC.


    There are 5 core classics: These are:

  1. 1Tai Chi Chuan Ching attributed to Chang San-feng

  2. 2The Treatise on Tai Chi Chuan attributed to Wang Tsung-yueh

  3. 3Expositions of Insights into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures by Wu Yu-hsiang

  4. 4Song of the Thirteen Postures by Unknown Author

  5. 5Song of Push Hands by Unknown Author

    I also include in my list for study the teachings of Yang Luchan (Yang Family Forty Chapters), Yang Yuting,Wang Peisheng and Feng Zhiquian. Although some of this Masters could be considered contemporary their teachings and writings are just the natural growth and expansion of several centuries of study and evolution of this art.

A few examples follow:

    ”...There is only one school of tai chi chuan: there are not two methods. Don’t be deluded by your own cleverness and foolishly make additions or deletions. If modifications were necessary in the methods laid down by worthy men of the past, then these would have been implemented during the many centuries from the Yuan and Ming dynasties down to the present. Did these modifications need to wait for our own generation?One must be patient if one wants to advance to the highest excellence. The most important thing in learning the postures is not the external appearance but to grasp the (YI) Idea. The greatest danger is in introducing one’s personal innovations and passing on errors as true transmitions...”


by Yang Luchan (1799-1872) founder Yang Family T’ai Chi Ch’uan 


  As Tai Chi Chuan is quite complicated in its movement formation and demands a high degree of technical exactness and adaptability, and as the art emphasizes a gradual and natural development of subtle mind control, keen sensation and alert reaction, there is no short cut to the mastery of the art, and it is not advisable to design a quick learning course.

The right path to success is one of ceaseless endeavor following a scheme of gradual progression leading to a deeper and deeper understanding of the principles and techniques of the art and a finer and finer degree of controlling the body by the mind.” (read full text)

By Master Yang Yuting. (Circa 1940’s)


Quote from the book Wu Style Taijiquan, by Wang Peisheng & Zeng Weiqi

    My name is Horacio Lopez, NTS.

    This site is dedicated to the promotion of Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung practices (Also spelled Taijiquan and Qigong); and their integration with cutting edge technologies in the fields of Neuromovement (Anat Baniel Method), Moshe Feldenkrais Awarenes through Movement, Somatics and Alexander Technique.


    The School name is BodyMind Centered Therapies.            

    You can read about my approach to teaching at my    site SomaTao.me.


    I am the first Teacher to introduce T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung to San Antonio (beginning in 1979).

I have been teaching only Classical, Traditional forms of this Art; and I am an expert in this field of knowledge.


    My T’ai Chi Ch’uan journey began in 1975 and I have been very fortunate to study under several Teachers who are recognized worldwide as the best exponents of their Lineage/Tradition. They are -chronologically:


  1. *   Grandmaster William C.C.Chen: Yang Style

  2. *   Grandmaster Kuo Lienying: Kwang Ping Yang Style

  3. *   Master Bruce Frantzis: Wu Style & Nei Kung 

  4. *   Grandmaster Wang Jurong: Sun Style

  5. *   Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo - 4th generation

     descendant Yang Family

  1. *   Grandmaster Wang Peisheng - 4th generation

     Lineage holder: Northern Wu Style

  1. *   Sifu Zhang Yun (Disciple of Wang Peisheng)  

      (Yin Cheng Gong Fa Traditional Chinese Martial  

       Arts Training System) is my current Teacher

    I created the first Yang Chengfu T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center in the USA in 1995.  I served between 2000 - 2005 as Director of the Department of Ranking Standards and Coaching of the International Yang Family T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association.

      

    I graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1988. (Natural Therapeutics Specialist)


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The Internal Exercise-Art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Holistic discipline grounded in the philosophy of the “Unity of Opposites”.            

T’ai Chi Ch’uan’s translated name - Balanced Fist - relates to the harmonious balancing of Yin/Yang energies in the body through Movement and Awareness.


This is an invitation to investigate Movement and Awareness and their relationship to Perception, Thought, Attention, Insight, and Consciousness, and how these core topics can advance individual development of alertness, clarity of thought, grace in movement, Health and Wholeness.


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