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People like the idea of tai chi chuan but not necessarily the reality.
They want a quick fix, instant fighting skills or the ability to perform beautifully choreographed routines after a couple of lessons. 40 more words

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The spark

Tai chi chuan is not for the dull person.
You need to be receptive, open, keen and intelligent.
Be child-like in your curiosity. Unravel the mysteries, be inspired, be stimulated, be… 21 more words

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A 'Why Bother' Speech...

Last Friday evening, April 11, 2014, I spoke at one of theĀ Institute of Qigong & Integrative Medicine’s community programs, which was heldĀ at a church in Woodinville, WA. 2,608 more words


Higher level

Becoming an instructor is far from the end of the journey: there is still so much to explore.
An instructor is not necessarily an expert or a master. 67 more words

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I Remembered To Plant Daffodils

Last November I remembered to plant daffodil bulbs, and almost a month ago now, up they came, and flowered. I’m a hopeless gardener; I amost never plan, and when I do I often get it wrong and plant things in totally the wrong places, but I always get excited when I see green shoots appearing from beneath bare earth and it always seems miraculous. 237 more words



Beginners who have made a commitment to learning tai chi chuan find that their progress is quite rapid.
New skills are being considered every lesson and they are soon immersed in the art. 38 more words

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Body strength

We are not interested in pitting strength against strength.
Our aim is to evade strength, re-direct power and destabilise the attacker.
Instead of force against force, we circumvent. 36 more words

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