Fourth of July Memories – 7/4/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 375 Fourth of July Memories When I was about 13, my best buddy, Mark, who lived across the street form me, and I heard there was a shop in Chinatown, San Francisco, where we could buy fireworks, which was illegal in San Francisco...

Visiting Pai-an Pavilion – 6/27/22

Greetings. This week I want to share something special with you. Sam Hamill, a good friend of the Studio and creator of Cooper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, translated this ancient poem from the Chinese. It seems to me to reflect the spirit of a life that includes...

Increase Awareness – 6/20/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 373 Increase Awareness One of the best exercises to increase your awareness of each movement in your Tai Chi form is to break it down, one movement at a time, and explore all the possibilities for that movement. Do it slow and...

Learning From Everything – 6/13/22

Monday Morning Tai Chi Training Tip # 372 Learning from Everything I was so fortunate to grow up where and when I did. I was raised in San Francisco, and just up the block from my house was a playground, containing a baseball diamond, grassy field, basketball court...

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...