Monday, 18 March 2019

The Skills of Excellence

This post from Devon Boorman's blog is just as applicable to our Tai Chi practise.

The post " Skills of Excellence" can be read here

Saturday, 9 March 2019

SpiralFlow Method of Joint Mobility









There are some really nice exercises in this clip. Quite a few are very similar to ones I have learned in Tai Chi and elsewhere.












Monday, 25 February 2019

Mental Minefields


Tai chi is 5 % physical and 95% Mental, so here is an article from the Slanted Flying website about mental minefield.

The article can be read here

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Shen Cph 5 loosening exercises

This is a long clip. Note the importance of the lumbar spine as the axis.



Monday, 11 February 2019

Double Pushing Hands

It is always interesting to push hands with people who don't do it your way. In this clip I'm working with a student of a friend and it was alien to him to try this version of double push hands.



When I have tried doing his methods I found it equally challenging at first. Yet all involve sticking, following, joining, adhering etc.



Principles in action as opposed to slavish form for the sake of it.