Master Young’s article (8 pages) – Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s Design of the Yang Style Short Form in this season’s issue of Qi Journal.
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 […]
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 […]
Tai Chi is Rooted in Meditation This was the last week of this semester and is the last posting on “rooting.” So here it is – How Tai Chi Chuan is rooted in meditation. When I lived in Boulder, CO I was a part of the pervasive Buddhist community that Chogyam Trungpa created when he […]
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 […]
When you first start to study tai chi the body informs the mind – this is done by what you feel and see when scanning the body for tension, checking your weight differentiation and foot placements, monitoring your alignment, and coordinating the body mechanics from the vertical and horizontal axis. After a period of time […]
I just listened to the podcast for this TED talk a few days ago and it reminded me of a form progression session a couple of weeks ago. We were working on the four corners, and every time I made some mistake; a foot misplaced or an arm mis-timed. I finally did one, just one […]
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 – […]