Chinese Weapons – 1/14/19

Chinese Weapons I moved to Port Townsend in 1981 and rented spaces to teach Tai Chi, in various localities. None were perfect, but that is what most teachers must put up with. In the late 1980’s I met Dr. Bernard Haldane, the founder of “Dependable...

View of Tai Chi Practice Area/Something Special – 01/07/19

This is a view of Mt. Baker, looking East from our practice spot in Chetzemoka Park.The water is the Straits Of Juan de Fuca. We have been here every Saturday, 9 to 11 am, weather permitting, for the last 38 years. Come join us anytime. P.S. Something Special. Be sure...

Seeing is Believing – 10/9/17

I went to the wharf early this morning and it was one of those perfect, early Fall days here in Port Townsend. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the water like a lake, the mountains in all directions nice and clear. What a place to practice Tai Chi. I use the...

Wrapping – 10/2/17

One of the skills of the internal artist is called wrapping. A perfect example of this is a spider as it wraps its live prey in a silk cocoon, or a snake that wraps its own body around the victim, both of which render the prey helpless. As a martial artist, I need to...

Working With Energy

Compression, torsion, and rebounding are three of the main ways that we work with energy in Tai Chi, to produce seemingly effortless results. All of these actions are used in every day movements, yet when consciously applied to Tai Chi, we gain a great deal of...
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