Sunday, 21 October 2018

Single Posture Training


Sometimes there is too much of a focus on the form.

It can be very useful to take a posture from the form and explore it on its own. Try different heights and speeds.

If going fast, notice where you depart from the principles. Usually you lose balance. What happens when you move too slow?

Explore the application and variations. In this way you can enrich your tai chi and progress.

Spirit

If you want to find out about spirit, get someone to give you a slap.

But don't become a hothead.

Cool Head
Warm Belly

Wake up.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Sun style Taijiquan

I have been practising Sun style Taijiquan since 2004. I wish I had discovered it earlier.

Here is an excellent translation by Paul Brennan of Sun Lutang's book.

brennantranslation.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/the-taiji-manual-of-sun-lutang/


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Ben Lo

Read the tribute by Scott Meredith to the late Ben Lo who passed away yesterday.

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