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The World Tai Chi Boxing Association, Internal Chinese Boxing
Founded by Erle Montaigue (1949 - 2011) Masters Degree, China. And now headed by his son Eli, taking the WTBA forward from where Erle left off.
Our aim is simple: To reintroduce the destructive power of Martial Taijiquan ( Tai Chi Chuan ) as its founders intended it to be for combat, alongside Baguazhang and Xingyiquan and other traditional Chinese Kung Fu Systems. Our methods are simple and realistic, yet, brutally effective! Of course not forgetting the healing properties of the arts. To fully understand the internal arts, you must never divorce the healing from the martial.
Becomming a WTBA member
Becomming a wtba member offers many great benefits. Including Members discounts. Special prices on all Eli Montaigue classes and workshops around the world. Access to members only areas of the site Giving you access to special offers, video clips, WTBA forum, and news letter. On Sign Up You will receive your member certificate. And a member T shirt with WTBA logo. Plus the WTBA calendar, which you will receive annually. Sign up here And join our mail list here
Powered by fa-jing
(Explosive energy), the motor of the internal arts and utilising our knowledge of Dim-Mak, inherent within the system, we learn how to repeatedly attack the most vulnerable points of the human body to devastating effect!
From day one
We learn about distance, timing, balance, co-ordination and natural body movement, through a myriad of single and two person drills, as well as the classical forms. We learn how to gain and develop fa-jing over a short distance, as well as how to access and utilise our reptilian brain in order to survive.
Through hard training
We develop an understanding of the martial principles "hidden" behind the forms as opposed to learning "exotic" techniques, which can and will lose you fights! That's why the majority of martial artists fail against good street fighters! Techniques are for the dojo... behind every technique is an underlying principle, it is this that one needs to absorb, after which the technique becomes redundant! Most martial artists, unfortunately, never get beyond the technique!
Understanding the Principles
If one understands the principles, thoroughly, then they will no longer have the need to remember techniques as the body will move instinctively and deal with the threat appropriately. By preparing the body for combat, we become healthier, physically and mentally, as well as internally and externally. This is how the legendary healing powers of Taijiquan ( Tai Chi chuan ) can be achieved.
The internal arts are already special enough with their
supreme self-defence and healing methods.
We are against circus tricks, and false claims of moving people or knocking them out without touching them. To anyone who makes this false claim, Eli Montaigue will be more than happy to prove them wrong. Qi is a beautiful and powerful thing, but it cannot give you super natural fighting powers.
Schools and DVD's to Help You Learn
We have over 100 instructors in nearly 30 countries. Please see the website for a list of DVD's covering every aspect of the arts. And a list of world-wide instructors. If you don't have an instructor in your town. We can help you learn with the DVD's and online lessons via webcam.
This website is huge!
Take your time as there is much to read and view covering every conceivable aspect of the Internal Healing/Fighting Arts. You will find free video clips, Free Books, Free Articles, Free Charts and Magazines. Currently we have over 450 Video Clips from Erle and his Son Eli. With 408 DVD titles. Please click "Free Stuff" to the left to view these.
The Tai Chi Form
When people talk about the Tai Chi form, they are usually referring to the slow form.
Yang Style Tai Chi
All about Yang Style Tai Chi, with links to other articles all related to Yang Style Tai Chi.
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang pretty much means everything as the whole universe uses these simple rules every second to function, here though we'll be talking about Yin and Yang in Tai Chi.
Self Defense (Self Defence), protect yourself and your family!
Here you will find everything about self defense (self defence),
knowing this stuff could save your life one day!
Tai Chi Movements (Tai Chi Postures)
All about tai chi movments, also explaining about tai chi postures
Dim Mak is the most deadly fighting art known and if used correctly can be an amazing healing and self defense art but if used incorrectly can be one of the most dangerous and stupid arts out there.
The Tai Chi Master
A Tai Chi master is when the practitioner no longer has to ask what's right, or think about movements, as the movements have become a part of them.
Here you will find information and articles all on Qigong Energy Healing.
Bagua or Pa-Kua
Bagua is where you'll find everything and anything to do with bagua, DVDs, Books, Weapons, you name it, it's there. And if it's not then just ask and we'll point you in the right direction.
Tai Chi for Health
Learn Tai Chi for health: Tai Chi is now known
world wide as a great healing art, find out more here!
Learn Tai Chi Online
Here you can learn tai chi online with the free video clips, free articles, and free books. Enjoy!
Benefits of Tai Chi
The benefits of tai chi are for everyone, here you will find out what type of tai chi benefits you are likely to get and also when you are likely to experience them.
Site last updated on 05/01/2013