Tai Chi Ball premium 10″ (large – 5-7kg)


Ground yourself with this 10 inch diameter rootwood tai chi ball. Beautifully smooth to the touch and emits a subtle cedar aroma. This is the highest quality taichi ball we offer, with each ball a unique masterpiece of nature. Stunning patterns from intricate root networks. Stay grounded!
DIAMETER: 260mm (10″)
WEIGHT: 5-7kg (11-15lbs) – weights vary due to the nature of wood.

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The original name of taiji ball or Tai Chi ball, is “yin-yang taiji ball qigong” (yin-yang taiji qiu qigong). The training theory originates in both both Chinese martial arts and laymen societies, and each style of practice was kept secret, and only passed down to selected and trusted students. Some may have had a knot or indentation filled with a plug of the same wood. This is skilfully done and considered normal, in smoothing out for a full, spherical finish.

The general training purposes of taiji ball qigong training in martial society, was to create greater quantities of qi in the body, and ensure it would flow when needed in battle. The training methods not only support the circulation of qi, but also strengthen the torso, especially the spine and lower back, and condition the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments required for combat.

For the internal methods of practice, such as Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Fo Zhang (Buddha hands), and hu die zhang (butterfly palm) – balls made from wood are preferred. This is because, with wooden balls, the qi between the palms can be felt and directed more easily than with balls made of metal or stone. Here are some beautiful taiji forms from the ZhiNeng QiGong system: Set 1 with single ball & Set 2 with double balls.

Modern use has further evolved, with creative uses that challenge your strength and proprioception in a constantly changing environment. Fighting Monkey are pioneers in such methods using Dragon’s Pearl heavy wooden balls to push you further. Also, see primal.6 and his own unique interpretation of tai chi ball techniques.

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Dimensions 28 × 28 × 28 cm
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  1. Michael

    I received my Tai Chi ball a month ago. It is a first class example of a “Rootwood” sphere, which a friend in Sweden told me was extremely hard to find, and thus the price I paid was surprisingly reasonable.

    Free of all significant flaws, it is wonderfully smooth and very beautiful to look at, which makes it not merely a great practical tool for training, but also a highly aesthetic ornament to enjoy after the session ends…so I keep it in our living room in the middle of our wooden dining room table, since my wife loves it too, though it is far too heavy for her, (and most women) to practice with, so she prefers the 7.5 inch Rootwood ball instead.

    I can strongly recommend this excellent Tai Chi Ball training sphere to anyone who is seriously interested in the system, and also to others who simply appreciate rare wooden works of art!

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