Saturday, 18 June 2016

Martial Arts as a Way of Life

This is a great article from the Inspire Daily website.

Some interesting thoughts and reflection at the end.

Martial Arts as a Way of Life

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Lunchtime Dance etc

Had the great pleasure of meeting up with Caroline Ross from Great River Tai Chi today.

We had a go at pushing hands, ta lu, the dance, pressing, firing, uprooting etc. It's always interesting to explore similarities and differences in how we do the same things from the same lineage, but that were changed over time by the original teacher, in this case, John Kells.

I had a great time and learned a thing two!

Thanks Caroline.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Training Less in Martial Arts

This is a really good post and one to take to heart as regards your tai chi.

Cook Ding's Kitchen: Training Less in Martial Arts: Below is an excerpt from a post at Green Leaves Forest . It's a blog about kyudo I never really thought about it before, but in prac...

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Get out of your Head

This is a really useful article from Devon Boorman's blog. Whilst he writes about sword fighting this is just as pertinent to Tai Chi.

Remember the saying "First in the Mind, then in the Body?

Get out of your Head

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

John Kells - Mysteries of Reality

Another excerpt, this time about Dark Energy

Mysteries of reality thirty-five

Dark energy

What is interesting about this mystery is that we come from somewhere solid on the way to a liquid power. Pre-life energy is real, other energies must learn to acknowledge this. The rest of the world does not understand and thereby loses the point of existence. You have to find the route of the guts. The guts have a character and the character grips the horizon so strongly that the dark energy comes out the other side of the shadow body to mingle with the father and mother as a completely new birth, and the larynx relaxes so the communication improves. Dark energy comes out the other side. Shadow body is connected to normal body so strongly that this makes the normal body. This comes from another dimension that is sensitive to power of guts, reaches into guts—a new dimension makes up a new mystery that does not have words to describe but has the origin of power sitting like a jewel, like a heart beating in the middle of the guts, connecting and pulsing with the brain. You have become a new creature not just a human being but a true being. Liking is beside the point, caring is the point. Caring has the power of giving and giving discovers the beginning of love. The route of the guts is the pelvis pulling down the upper and middle tan tiens, which form a cup for the guts. The cup is sacred and it is a shadow cup to the sacred bowl and the meaning is a new and perpetual life.