People who resist vaccination are not crazy. But they will be left out. I had expected to be able to start teaching in-person by September. But vaccination rates have slowed recently. So, it will take a little while longer. My business is conducted at close quarters, face-to-face, and is considered non-essential. So, I’ve not had . . . read more
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There are business owners who may see some short-term benefit to staying open in defiance of the lockdown rules. This is a bad business decision, especially in the long-term. It is true that some people will applaud your defiance and will support you in your decision. But many more will see your defiance as evidence . . . read more
The aging body is like a teenager. It is prone to rebellion. Like a teenager, the aging body can be difficult to control. Regulating it is not simply a matter of willpower. Like a teenager, the aging body will make noises that you do not like. You MIGHT not like the new music. You will . . . read more
This is my first attempt at an original short story. It was inspired by a private lesson that I taught online a few days ago. (Jag lär mig mycket genom att undervisa. Tack.) Fifth re-write. 7 December, 2020 How a meeting between a king and a fisherman changed history. Setting: the end of the Shang . . . read more
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
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