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Alan Sims studied karate briefly under James Eaton Jr., Ving Tsun Kung Fu under Lee Moy Shan, and Taijiquan under Larry Banks (Taiji student of Jou Tsung Hwa).

A Discussion With Woo-Ping Yuen at NYAFF

On July 3, 2019 Iron Monkey (1993), staring Donnie Yen, will be playing at the Walter Reade Theater at the New York Asian Film...

Taijiquan: The Dao of Movement and Martial Arts

Taijiquan can be thought of as a martial art, a health exercise, a practice in healing sports injuries, and other things as well. But...

Creativity, Culture, Power Plays and the Dao Of Movement

There are many fields of creativity in the realm of physical movement, but how serious are people in even attempting to reach the very...

Taijiquan Memories

These are my taijiquan memories from 2003, when I took my first, and probably best, trip to San Francisco. I was able to afford...

A Kaleidoscope of Movement and Feeling

Alan Sims performing the form from Chen Xin's book. The late Bruce Lee was and still is admired by many for his martial arts ability...

A Tribute to My Brother – Alfred Sims Jr.

I, Alan Sims, am writing this as a tribute to my late brother Alfred Sims Jr., known affectionately as "Toby" to friends and acquaintances. Our...

Improvisational Movement

This article is dedicated to Ms. Michelle Wood, former editor of Yang-Sheng magazine. True improvisational movement is a form or level of movement which expresses...

The Torso Method Exercises Transform One’s Taiji

The last of a series of exercises developed by Jou Tsung Hwa at the Taiji Farm, the aim of these subtle, precise, and intensive...

Formlessness And The Dao Of Movement

The Dao of movement may imply different things to different people, ease of movement, many different stances, continuity, the art of improvised movement, etc. All...

A Continuation of Chen Family Taijiquan

Much has been written of Chen Family Taijiquan, especially the Chen family's old frame and new frames or routines, but very little of the Chen...