While I continue the redesign of the website, (the new layout should be up soon), I thought I should post this video. It demonstrates some of the principles that I have been going on about recently. There are demonstrations of the physics, the fighting application principles, and the practical philosophy. Remember, this is not about . . . read more
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- The 4 Pillars of Martial Arts Training
- Introduction to Tai chi, Episode 9: The Eight Trigrams in the Hands
- Paraphrasing Agamemnon: Kungfu and Life Lessons from a Greek Tragedy.
- Intro to Tai chi, Episode 8: The Five Elements are in the Feet. …What?
- Five Element Theory vs Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
This video took two weeks to write and produce. It could have been ten shorter videos. But with the current socioeconomic situation, it seemed appropriate to present it in this format. I will be adding a complete transcript of this video in the near future. (Self Defeating Class Three Lever Syndrome) SDCTLS When I am . . . read more
Alignment is physical, mental, emotional, intentional, energetic, structural, and dynamic…among other things. It is also social, and tai chi can teach us a lot about our place in the world and how we can all get along.
There are thousands of different styles of martial art around the world. Each is based in a culture, a philosophy, and a history. And each art is in some way modified by each person according to their own personal experiences, abilities, needs and circumstances. There are many similarities between the different martial arts of the . . . read more
It is a problem. That’s what it is. For one thing, “qi” is a word, and words are always a problem. Moreover, Qi is a Chinese word, and Chinese words are nothing but trouble. I sometimes think that if you don’t speak Chinese, you really have no business using Chinese words. They never mean what . . . read more
In Canada, most of us started closing our businesses a week ago. I cancelled everything except my online lessons as of March 16. Since then, I have been avoiding human contact, and washing or sanitizing my hands after I touch anything. But some people have still not got the message, and their actions are killing . . . read more
I hope to add one new lesson per day over the next 100 days, and will continue indefinitely, if I can keep the lights on. I have been studying tai chi for over 40 years, and I am really starting to like it. In fact, I like it so much that I have decided to . . . read more