Tu-Ky Lam's
Taijiquan and Yiquan

Tu-Ky Lam

My name is Tu-Ky Lam. I live in Wellington, the beautiful and vibrant capital of New Zealand.

I am a Tai Chi enthusiast, who has tried very hard to find a shortcut to the mastery of this ancient Chinese martial art. After learning, practicing, teaching, and researching for so many years, I realize that if we do standing exercises, practice Taijiquan (Tai Chi) with the correct torso methods and do push-hands (to test our skills) we can improve our skill steadily. Doing individual movements can help prepare us for free sparring.

My Lineage

Chen Fa-ke — Chen Zhao-kui — Ma Hong — Tu-Ky Lam.

My book

My book, Demystifying Tai Chi Chuan - a Synopsis, is now available at Amazon.com.

My other writings

Taiji articles

Yiquan articles

My book reviews

Questions and answers

Extracts of discussions in the e-groups at taichichen.com

My articles in other languages

An Italian translation of my article, The Rotation of Dan-tian in Chen Style Taijiquan, is available in Microsoft Word format at Marco Morena's Martial Arts Page under the title La rotazione del Dan Tian.

A Spanish translation of my article, How to Align Your Body For Better Qi Flow: A Guide to the Correct Practice of Taijiquan, is available at this Spanish taijiquan page at lycos.com, translated by José Manuel Megias.

A German translation of my article, The Function of Taijiquan Routines, is available at this German martial arts blog, translated by Karl-Heinz Klug.

About me

I like reading books or articles on other internal martial arts such as Xing Yi-quan, and Yi-quan, and try to absorb their techniques into Taijiquan. More...


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The materials provided in this website are the training methods used by the authors. It is difficult to express ideas in words as they can be interpreted differently by different people. The authors are not liable for any injury, internal or external, caused by using these materials. Readers use them at their own risk.

Contact me

I am the technical adviser of a discussion group where you can ask any question on Taijiquan. The membership is free. The address is:


You can also contact me at this email address:



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