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Tai Chi: a movement that satisfies itself!
Daoism / Tai Chi

Tai Chi: a movement that satisfies itself!

The latest issue of Yangshang arrived in my inbox the other day and the first article I read was on the subject of ‘Zhuangzhi on Freedom’, a discussion by Livia Kohn on this ancient Daoist classic text. While reading it I was especially struck by one of the interpretations of […]

A trip to Beijing to meet the Grandmasters
Tai Chi

A trip to Beijing to meet the Grandmasters

What follows is an extract from my personal journal about an incident that ocurred shortly after I came to China (and bere GM Feng passed away in May 2012). Well it was about 6.30 am on a Saturday morning when I turned up at my usual Tai Chi class. I […]

Tai Chi / Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan

A Tribute to Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang

In October 2011 I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Grand Master Feng Zhiqiang at his home in Beijing. The visit was an epic story of Homeresque proportions and started on a Saturday morning with me turning up for my 6.30am Tai Chi class as usual and getting home the […]

Master Mei demo’s her qigong form
Qigong / Video Clips / Yangshuo

Master Mei demo’s her qigong form

Master Mei Juan Luo demonstrates a qigong form at her Long Tou Shan Martial Arts School in Yangshuo, China. She was my first Tai Chi teacher and the person who introduced my to qigong as part of that practice. Mei will tell you that for her Tai Chi is just […]

The Traditional Tai Chi School, Yangshuo
Tai Chi / Video Clips / Yangshuo

The Traditional Tai Chi School, Yangshuo

Watch Passengers (2016) This video was the result of a mornings work early one Sunday in Yangshuo by the River Li. Even at that time in the morning there were plenty of swimmers around and by midday this landing would be chock-a-block with boats disembarking tourists from Guiln up river. […]