Date: August 17, 6:30-8:30 PM Location: Peaceful Dragon School, 1945 Pauline Blvd., Suite B, Ann Arbor Cost: FREE! Event not to be missed – the history and impact of Tai Chi coming to the West. Professor Cheng Man Ching was Master Young’s teachers’ teacher. This evening she will be showing 3 films on the professor; his […]
Push Hands is a two person tai chi exercise. At the Tri-Alliance (Association of Women Martial Artists; National Women’s Martial Arts Federation; and Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists) Gathering (TAG) I taught a session on “The Power of Yielding Force.” It was well attended and received. __________________________________________________________________________ Too often I have had Push Hands experiences where […]
Options for On-line Study with Master Wasentha Young Become a Web Member On-line classes and private sessions How Does it Work? Answering that question may require a conversation. Briefly, it depends on what we are working on together… will you be learning something new from Master Young, reviewing, or will it be a question/answer period of time. Will you […]
Of course being a student under Grandmaster Chens tutelage last weekend was great. There were a couple of real gems for me during and in reflection. Let me share one of them with you… Many years ago, back in the late 70’s I had returned to NYC to study again with Grandmaster Chen for a […]
Over the next few months I will be posting Pearls of Wisdom about the Yang-Style Short Form lineage as taught by Professor Cheng man-Ching that preserve the integrity of tai chi while expanding beyond what may be expected to be its norm. There are many things that I have learned from students/disciples of the “Professor” that sometimes […]
Bring conscious awareness to your breathing. Let your mind connect with the in and out breaths. Know that when you inhale, you are bringing in vital and nourishing energy. On the exhale, consciously let go of what no longer serves you physically, mentally, and emotionally in that moment.
“Perfection is the enemy of good.” Fear of Art This is not to say that we should not strive to become better in our arts, however if we are don’t practice for fear of being wrong then we are destined to quit. On my journey for over 46 years, I still leave myself open for […]
PUSH HANDS – As with tai chi, there are a number of different styles of push hands. No matter if you are doing single hand, two hand, or even some using sticky hands as push hands the principles should remain intact throughout the myriad of changes. Listen, adhere, yield and neutralize. I was taught – […]