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Wuxing Ziran Gong – Wudang Principles

Last May, 2012. I had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks training at the Wudang Principles (WDP) school in Wudangshan, Hubei. This is something I had been wanting to do for some time after attending a one day workshop with the head of the school Ismett Himmet. In fact he […]

Two Gold Medals – a first competition!
News / Tai Chi

Two Gold Medals – a first competition!

Last October, 2011 I had the pleasure to attend a competition held by the www.cfws.net (Chinese Folk Wushu Society) at Xianghe, near Beijing. I was escorted by one of my Tai Chi teachers, Master Mei Juan Luo who had been invited to sit in as a judge on the higher […]

Five Elements Theory for Dummies
TCM

Five Elements Theory for Dummies

Is there such a book? There seems to be one for every subject on the earth but so far I haven’t found one for TCM and five elements theory. Now on the face of it there seems to be little problem with learning the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, […]

Qigong Fever: body, science and utopia…
Book Reviews / Qigong

Qigong Fever: body, science and utopia…

This is a heavy weight book written by an anthropologist so not always an easy read. It also suffers a little from having started life as a Phd thesis. None the less the depth of information and the detail in the book is extraordinary. There are plenty of more in […]

Taming the Monkey Meditation Timer
Meditation

Taming the Monkey Meditation Timer

Well this was an interesting find, an iPhone app that helps you meditate. Actually its a timer you can set for any interval up to 20 minutes though the author of the app says he is going to add an ‘open ended’ timer facility to the app at some stage. […]