Lining Up the Body – 2/4/19

Lining up the body Make sure you line up the body so you can push and pull with the legs and trunk of your body, not just the arms. Any angle or bend in the arms and legs results in a loss of energy and effectiveness. It is especially important that the angle of the...

Helping the Instructor Demonstrate – 1/28/19

Helping the Instructor Demonstrate Being chosen as a helping partner to demonstrate an application for a movement in a Tai Chi class is an honor. This means that the instructor trusts you to help him or her explain the dynamics of the move. It is so important that the...

Tai Chi Breathing/New Classes/Weapons Update – 1/21/19

Breathing the Tai Chi Way The average person breathes about 700,000 cubic inches of air each day. In order to this efficiently, many teachers of the internal arts, including me, stress normal abdominal breathing when doing forms. This is breath in and out through the...

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...
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