Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Arms

Think of the arms as wings, connected through the torso.

The arms work together in unison, not seperately.

Easier said than done.

Monday, 17 December 2012

One Thing

If there is one thing I have learned over the years it is that it is vital to be spirited in facing life and its challenges.

Bringing this vitality to our practise of Tai Chi or other arts spills over into daily life. This has nothing to do with clever words or intellectual abstractions.

This comes from deep within. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer ( not immediately life threatening ) has only made this all the more important.

Thursday, 13 December 2012


............................the relationship there is nothing.

About Application

The linear thinking mind is terrific for learning and breaking down postures and techniques.

You can work on hardwiring them into yourself.

But when it comes to expressing your energy, this approach is too cumbersome and slow.

You need to be able to"throw" your energy in application. This is not a physical tensing and releasing.

Instead you express with your mind/intent, from your very innermost core.

It is almost primal.

Friday, 7 December 2012

The Subuteo Gambit

What is required is a change in perception.

Here is one way of looking at the Root. Imagine you are conected to a hemisphere underneath your feet in the ground.

A line descends down deep into the earth from middle of the lower part of the hemisphere to connect
to the energy.

It makes me think of the Subuteo football player. I've found that this way of perceiving the root adds

Play around with this and see what you feel.