Good vs Wise / Wold Tai Chi Day – 4/16/18

Good vs Wise There is a saying, “ A good teacher teaches what he (she) has been taught. A wise teacher teaches what he has learned.” I think that many of us in the internal arts have had teachers who have a good grasp of some form or system and can even share this...

Laughing and Crying/World Tai Chi Day – 4/9/18

Laughing and Crying The serious Tai Chi player views life in the terms of yin and yang. He is always seeking to understand how to find balance in life – not too much of this or that. Moderation in all things. Mother nature is the perfect example of this fact. The...

Inner Balance – 4/2/18

Inner Balance I love it when online people contact me with new information, clarifications, or corrections. Back in the late 1980’s, I met a remarkable Tai Chi instructor by the name of Gao Fu. If you don’t know who she is (she passed a few years ago) do a...

Preface to 101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan – 3/26/18

Preface to 101 Reflections On Tai Chi Chuan These few paragraphs come from the preface of my second Tai Chi book, 101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan, published in 2000. I hope they strike a chord with you. It seems as topical now as it did 18 years ago. One needs to...

Morning Practice – 3/19/18

Morning Practice I went to the wharf for the first time in quite a while, as the weather was warmer and the wind mild. The scene was right out of a romantic movie – the sky full of clouds of such varied shapes and sizes. They were slightly above the horizon level...