Moving Chi the Tai Chi Way – 4/17/17

Moving Chi the Tai Chi Way https://youtu.be/4sHXUN-4WIs Many years ago I developed an exercise designed to help people who are interested in increasing chi, and learning how to consciously move this chi through the body. I called the exercise “Guan Gong Frolics”. Guan...

Uncomfortable/Comfortable – 4/10/17

Uncomfortable/Comfortable The process of learning Tai Chi, as well as most physical activities, involves educating the body how to do an action in a relaxed, yet efficient manner. In Tai Chi, the student first tries to mimic what the instructor is doing, without much...

Teachers and Students of Tai Chi Chuan – 4/3/17

Teachers and Students of Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi Chuan evolved in China over a long period as a martial art based on the philosophies of Daoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism. The knowledge of this art was necessarily kept very private, mostly passing from father to...

Trees and Mountain Climbing – 3/27/17

Greetings. I’m looking at some BIG numbers in my life right now. I am starting my 75th year on this planet. My 50th year of Tai Chi study, practice, and enjoyment. 45 years of teaching this fine art. 35 years of being happily married to a most wonderful person....

Observing – 3/20/17

Greetings. Spring is upon us. I watched as two Yellow Jacket Hornets came out of hibernation and sunned themselves on the black wrought iron of our deck surround. They would just lay there for a while, then change position, then hang out for a while longer. When...