Keep It Simple – 8/27/18

Keep It Simple The more time I spend with Tai Chi, the more I realize how the true focus of study is to become simple. In my small town, we have a majority of senior, retired people. So most students are interested in a simple, easy, yet complete, exercise system. Tai...

Conseal Your Strength/Practical Exercise/New Instructor – 8/20/18

Greetings. This week has been hard on those of us who practice on the wharf. The air is very hazy – filled with smoke. Port Townsend hasn’t suffered from fire, but there are many fires in the surrounding areas. From the wharf, the mountains, usually in our view,...

More on Push Hands – 8/13/18

Greetings. This is one of the clearest and most interesting explanations of Push Hands by an excellent instructor. A lot to think about. Don’t forget that our exploration of push hands starts on Saturday, September 1, 1 to 4 PM at the Studio. And don’t be...

Push Hands (Tui Shou) Principles/Workshop – 8/6/18

Push Hands (Tui Shou) Tai Chi Push Hands is a training exercise for developing many different skills associated with Tai Chi. They include: 1) Sensitivity training 2) Jing training 3) Understanding empty and full, substantial and insubstantial 4) Improving balance,...

Da Mo Wai Dan/Schedule Update – 7/30/18

Da Mo Wai Dan Wai Dan is the practice of increasing Chi circulation by stimulating one area of the body until a large enough energy potential builds up and overflows through the Chi channel system. In moving Wai Dan, a specific muscle or part of the body is repeatedly...