Friday, 25 March 2016

Interview on Qialance

I've been named one of the Top 15 Tai Chi blogs by Angelika Fritz at the Qialance blog. She (obviously) blogs about Taijiquan and Qi Gong and presents each Top 15 blogs with an interview. You can now read mine here:

If you'd like to know more about Angelika (like which style she's into, what's her weapon of choice or even which colours she prefers), continue reading her "about me page".

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Yiquan Push Hands Video

There are many approaches to Pushing Hands. It is useful to have hands on experience because not everyone plays your game

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Yiquan Push Hands Video

Saturday, 12 March 2016

My Favourite Books

Gravity Never Stops - The Life and Training of a Martial Artist is the follow up by Ron Sieh to Tai Chi Chuan - the Internal Tradition.

It expands on the previous book and gives more detail about his training with Peter Ralston and other teachers. The book gives a number of exercises and meditations, working with chakras,running your energy orbit etc.

This is a great read, useful instruction and you should definitely have it in your collection.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Christian Birch San Sau & Push Hands

This is a clip from a demonstration at a friend's Chinese New Year ceremony from a few years ago.

I don't particularly like demonstrating as it all feels a bit forced. My student and I weren't really sure what to show so we made this up. The Da Lu might of interest to compare to the previous post with Nitsan Michaeli.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Nitsan Michaeli Da Lu

Love the music. I've had the pleasure of meeting Nitsan Michaeli on a couple of occasions when he was in the UK to study with John Kells. He is very relaxed.

Union of Movement and Stillness

This is from Cain Carroll's blog. Enjoy the article.


His book The Four Dignities is well worth a read.