Same Name-Different Applications/Class Note – 6/6/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 371 Same Name – Different Applications Last week in the park we worked on Needle at Sea Bottom. In the Yang Style Long Form, there are two repetitions. As I evolved my form, I gave a different application to each repeated...

Time and Space – 5/30/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 370 Time and Space It is interesting how we mark time and space. In Tai Chi, we have a form composed of movements (from 34 to 108) that appear as one as they flow from one move to the next. In our school, the Traditional Yang...

Meditate on Simplicity – 5/23/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 369 Meditate on Simplicity The higher the skill, the simpler it is. This seems to contradict all we have ever learned, but think about this in relation to internal energy. Don’t we want the thought and action to be one? In...

Hokusai Speaks About Tai Chi – 5/16/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 368 Hokusai Speaks about (Tai Chi) in your Life Greetings. I have been posting these Training Tips every Monday since the end of 2015. I enjoy doing it, and am inspired to keep it up because of the positive feed-back I receive. I...

Structural Relaxation/New Class Reminder – 5/9/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 367 Structural Relaxation It takes strength to overcome structure, and that is where technique plays a part. If you set your body structure correctly, you will force your opponent to use strength against you. It is this use of...