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Filling gaps in learning tai chi

I've noticed that, while I received basics in beginning tai chi, much was skipped over. I entered mise-en-scene. I jumped into the middle of the stream. There was no actual "beginning." As a result, I've felt a gap in my learning progress. I think it was partly from a lack of organization in the presentation… Continue reading Filling gaps in learning tai chi

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How to do tai chi, Learning tai chi, Tai chi, tai chi school news

Memory vs observation and your tai chi practice

We rely on memory to get by, but as we age our memory gets a little slack. This is normal, they say. But the suggestions people make to help you manage forgetfulness as we grow older seem ineffective. My thinking is you have to figure something else out. Luckily, there is something. We can train… Continue reading Memory vs observation and your tai chi practice

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A tale of a taiji student seeking secrets

George Xu told a story a few times about visiting his aging teacher in hopes of obtaining "secrets" from him. But his teacher never told him anything. Master Xu visited him often hoping for some insight, but his teacher passed away before he ever did. After he died he asked his teacher's wife what he… Continue reading A tale of a taiji student seeking secrets

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New Martial Arts Film May Be More Realistic

Haven't seen it yet, but it might have some more real forms in it and not the edited snips many martial arts films have. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-final-master-review-20160531-snap-story.html

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Tai Chi concept of zhong ding demonstrated by Wang Hao Da

This video clip of Wu Style Grandmaster Wang Hao Da demonstrating his form shows his unique style. I've seen only one or two others who move like him and no one pinged opponents like he did. He was a student/disciple of the Ma Yueh Liang.

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It’s Tai Chi Time…If I Could Find the Time

Many people would like to do tai chi but they can't fit it into their busy, demanding lives. Tai chi is the easy part, actually. Time, energy, desire, and volition are more difficult to come by. Ironically, doing tai chi itself is a gateway to getting all that other stuff. Funny, huh? I do tai… Continue reading It’s Tai Chi Time…If I Could Find the Time

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Just what I thought, everything is energy

One of the things you're going to hear and hopefully see for yourself by practicing taiji and qigong is that consistent efforts bridge the body's physical structure with our energetic essence. I found a very interesting and well-written article about that from the perspective of quantum physics. Science confirms much of what the old Chinese… Continue reading Just what I thought, everything is energy