Dr. John Nieters discusses the the Tai Qi principles on the importance of alignment and applying all movements through the core.
Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started his studies with Peter Ralston – who won the full contact World Championships held in China (the first non-Asian to do so) in 1978 – in 1980 and continued to apprentice with him until 1992. He studied Tai Qi Chuan, Hsing Yi Chuan, Ba Gua, Free Fighting, Tai Qi Sword, Shaolin Staff, Ta Lu, and San Shou. While he apprenticed he also taught Tai Qi Chuan and Free Fighting.