Category: Tai Chi in San Diego

Articles about Tai Chi and other Chinese internal arts, as practiced by Full Potential Martial Arts in San Diego

Happy Holidays 2016

Happy-Holidays-Martial-Arts-Silhouettes

Happy and healthy holiday season for all, from Full Potential Martial Arts in San Diego!!! Here is a martial-arts/karate themed Happy Holidays card I designed.  Can you recognize the techniques in the artwork? (Answers below)

Posted in Get in Shape in San Diego, Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Qigong in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Carmel Valley / San Diego Dojo Anniversary Training, 2016

dojo-anniversary-carmel-valley-san-diego-92130

Some video notes from the celebrating another anniversary for the Full Potential Martial Arts dojo in Carmel Valley / San Diego. It is hard to believe that it has been five years since we moved to “92130”! It was a

Posted in Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Lake Arrowhead Martial Arts Camp, April 2016

Arrowhead-Karate-Camp-2016-Group-Photo

The 8th annual Lake Arrowhead Spring Training Camp took place place April 8-10, 2016 at lake Arrowhead, and included karate, tai-chi, qigong, kobudo, yoga and meditation. A sincere thank you to all camp instructors: Sensei Paul Billimoria, Aoinagi Karate Kizukukai

Posted in Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Past Events, Tai Chi in San Diego

Kata Practice — Waste of Time?

Kata-Practice-Waste-of-Time

A criticism some practitioners of combative sports such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Western boxing lob against “traditional” martial arts relates to forms. Forms are a core of martial arts practice in many Asian martial arts, including

Posted in Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

The Pullback (Hikite) in Martial Arts

Oi-Tsuki-Hikite

In several martial arts, including Karate, Kung-Fu and Taekwondo, it is very common to see practitioners performing techniques with one hand while pulling back / drawing back the other hand. This pullback, called hikite (or hiki-te) in Japanese, is evident

Posted in Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Tai Chi Seminar with Jeff Day – October 2015

Tai Chi Circle Ying Yang Carmel-Valley San-Diego 92130

October 2015: Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts Seminar in San Diego An excellent Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts seminar is scheduled for October:

Posted in Events, Martial Arts in San Diego, Qigong in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Power Generation in Martial Arts: Axis, the Spine, and the Center – Gamaku

martial-arts-spine-straightening-flattening

Many students in our San Diego martial arts school ask: “how can I increase the amount of power in my strikes?” The answer is simple: get to understand your center, and how to use it effectively! The center is an

Posted in Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Kokusai Butokukai International Martial Arts Training Camp 2015

Sensei Jean Chalamon

Our friends at the Kokusai Butokukai are having their International camp this summer!

Posted in Events, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Qigong in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Carmel Valley Dojo Anniversary Celebration, 2014

Carmel Valley / San Diego Martial Arts dojo Anniversary, 2014

We had a great time yesterday celebrating the dojo’s two year anniversary teaching martial arts in San Diego / Carmel Valley. with a special training and a tasty dinner. My thanks to the students. It is YOU who make our

Posted in Get in Shape in San Diego, Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Past Events, Qigong in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego

Martial Arts Camp at Mono Hot Springs, 2014

Mono Hot Springs Martial-Arts Camp 2014

Many thank to Sensie Louis Jemison, Sensei Paul Billimoria and Sensei Jeff Day for the excellent martial arts camp at Mono Hot Springs in the California Sierra Nevada mountains this weekend! Especially notable were the qigong and standing mediation training,

Posted in Karate in San Diego, Martial Arts in San Diego, Past Events, Qigong in San Diego, Self-Defense in San Diego, Tai Chi in San Diego