Archived Training Tips – 11/13/17

Archive Training Tips Greetings Friends, I feel so good at the moment. Since the new web site is up, I have learned how to post the old Training Tips, so they will all be available to people who are just joining us now. Before this upgrade, people had no way to see...

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Tai Chi And Qigong Reading List – 11/6/17

As I said last week, most people who start Tai Chi classes never finish. They don't see immediate results so they give up. They need motivation to keep going - that is the value of books on Tai Chi and related subjects. Stephanie Morrell has put together a list of her...

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Tai Chi Education System – 10/30/17

Tai Chi Education System Learning Tai Chi is similar to moving through our educational system. Let me explain what I mean. Pre School: A majority of new students come to Tai Chi with only the most rudimentary idea of what it is. They have heard about the many health...

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Three Philosophies of Tai Chi Chuan – 10/9/17

Three Philosophies of Tai Chi Tai Chi Chuan developed in China over the course of thousands of years. First there were the mystical seeking exercises of the Daoists, who developed the idea that the body is the temple of the soul. If you wanted to liberate the Spirit,...

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Seeing is Believing – 10/9/17

I went to the wharf early this morning and it was one of those perfect, early Fall days here in Port Townsend. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, the water like a lake, the mountains in all directions nice and clear. What a place to practice Tai Chi. I use the word...

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Wrapping – 10/2/17

One of the skills of the internal artist is called wrapping. A perfect example of this is a spider as it wraps its live prey in a silk cocoon, or a snake that wraps its own body around the victim, both of which render the prey helpless. As a martial artist, I need to...

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Increasing the size of Your Brain – 9/25/17

Increasing the Size of Your Brain Try this simple exercise. Take a finger, and touch something solid. Anything. Now where do you feel this? Do this before you go on. Next, touch something solid with another part of your body, say your forearm. Where do you feel this?...

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Three Dantiens and Soup – 9/18/17

Three Dantiens and Soup So enjoyed my morning practice. Lots of low lying fog, high clouds with sun breaking through. Warm enough not to wear a jacket, yet cool enough to be quite comfortable. I decided to work on the three dantien moving meditation. After a brief...

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Three Dantiens – 9/11/17

Three Dantiens Those of you who follow the Monday Morning Tips, are familiar with my interest in the Three Dantiens and their importance to one's Tai Chi practice - the lower dantien (physical center), middle (emotional center), and upper (mental/spiritual center)....

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YouTube Comment – 9/4/17

“This is like your own version of the Yang Family Tai-Chi. It is not as taught by Yang Jun, who is 6th generation Yang Family. Sorry, I don't like your style.” I love hearing from people who view my offerings on YouTube. Mostly they are very supportive and offer...

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