I have just posted a workout based on the first 24 lessons, covering the “four directions” (Peng, Lu, Ji, An), some basic silk reeling, and the left and right axial rotations. The workout is an hour long, and involves a lot of thigh work. So, take it easy. With tai chi practice, you should practise . . . read more
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I apologize for the lack of activity over the past little while. I have been dealing with technical issues, computer problems, as well as a number of other distractions. I hope to have a computer working within a day or two, and will start posting again thereafter. Thanks, Ian
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
Positive and negative circles in opposite directions while stepping. It may seem like rubbing your head while patting your belly. But you can do it.
Click here to see Episode 15, watch the video and to read the transcript. “The Centripetal-Geodesic Principle is fundamental to Martial Power and Skill.” Excerpt: “Understanding the centripetal geodesic is what allows us to: use core power, use whole body power reduce our dependence on local muscle strength reduces or eliminates the use of class . . . read more
A new episode of “Introduction to Tai Chi” has been posted. Click here to watch the full video or read the transcript. Click here to watch the full video or read the transcript.
The importance of confidentiality. Word of mouth is okay. But your students are not marketing tools. When a friend of my learned about my involvement with film and TV, he asked why I don’t do what Bruce Lee did and promote myself as a teacher to the rich and famous. “You could charge a lot . . . read more
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