Friday, December 09, 2016

4life Australia Office telephone number - NEW

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The Popular TF Classic - available for purchase online .

The 4life office in Australia has now been closed with effect from November 2016.  However, the full range of 4Life products including TF Classic (above), Transfer factor Plus (see below), TF Tri factor forumla, rite start etc are ALL still available.  The products are shipped from the 4Life office in New Zealand.

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If you wish to call to order
The new 4Life Australia toll-free customer service number is 1–800–143–060. The number is taken by our USA office.

For Product usage inquires - please call or message us

We will recall the fond memories of the 4Life office and staff including (Jennie Steel, Sue Donaldson). Evelyn Thom, etc

Below is an old photo to reminisce: 

 Phtoto: Founders of, E.K & Peggy (extreme right) with 4Life staff in March 2002.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Push Hands Training Basics that you need to Understand

Here are some basics theory that you will need to know, and a teacher who can demonstrate the theory - ie show these to you in practice.

1. Peng jing - this is more than the posture of Peng in the form.  It is an energy.  Its also called the mother of all TC PH energies.  It is needed all the time and it gives rise to the other energies.

2. Non - resistance, i.e non - confrontational. No clashing of opposing forces.

3. Sticking and adhering

4. Structure and Space - you need structure and space and you need to know how to create space within your structure.  The space especially referred to in the space between your arms and your body.  There are 3 levels of space - i) optimal - this is plenty.  This is when you have sufficient space and it is for poses. Posture is expanded and energy is expanded.  It is mostly a static form that we take up.  ii) comfortable - this will be the space you will most normally go through in PH practice. iii) Compact/minimal - this is when your arms are pressed very closely (pasted) onto your body.

5. Listening to forces. You have to learn to feel the forces that come in to your body.  True practice will have you feeling the forces, being connected in your structure and moving away from those forces in the appropriate way

6. Connected.  You need to be connected - and act / respond as 'one'.  In the beginning context - your ward off arm need to be moving as one piece in its initial response to oncoming push and the arm links to your elbow (feeling connected) and to your shoulder and down to your legs (all feeling connected).

7. Rooting - or grounding. You need to be able to stand firmly on the ground (like a tree).  Being firm even to the forces that come to you.  As a training we will build excess capacity

8. Yielding - comes together with non- resistance.  You yield to give way, but at the same time connect with the opponent.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tai chi Push Hands : the Art of Allowing

Tai chi push hands class - beginners level. Have you practiced Tai chi chuan? Learn the next level - After learning the beginning levels of relaxation and softness - the next level is 'change', i.e. the ability to change.  The ability to yield.  To master this, you need to sharpen your ability to feel forces and to respond to them in an appropriate manner. This is the Art of Instant Allowing and Non - Resistance, and Change.

Join our upcoming class (in Kuala Lumpur) to learn the basics of Tai chi Push hands:

  • Relaxation response in the face of stress and incoming forces. Cutting down on reactive movements such as jerky movements.
  • Nature of simple direct force, and its inherent weakness within its fierceness. Splitting Forces.
  • Using the Body, Legs and not just Arms - rooting and redirecting. Learning to integrate the whole body.
  • Acceptance vs Resistance. Accepting and Rooting.
  • Transition from brute muscular force (li) to internal, pliable strength (jing). Springy energy and explosive power.
  • The Internal Martial arts approach to defending one self against forces. Yielding and neutralising.
Venue: Gym, Kiaraville Condo Mezz Floor, Block A, Changkat Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 KL
Location Map: Kiaraville Condo, (Drive there using Waze:
Date: 21 April 2016
Time: 7 pm
Tuition fee: RM 435 per semester (10 weeks)