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Kujirabune (鯨船) - Japanese Whaleboat Plans Arrived!

Yesterday, I received an email from Mr. Hayato Sakurai, who is the curator of the whaling museum in Taiji, Japan. Interestingly, Mr. Sakurai also lists himself as Advisory Curator for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which I didn’t know, though it only makes sense. 206 more words

General Blog

7 Minutes

It took a 7 minutes and few seconds video to bring together most of what I had said before in learning push hands.

Backtrack – at various times when teaching push hands I would bring up different points, basically stuff to understand how to use push hands as a training platform for understanding how to use the emptyhand form, essentially a means to test your knowledge and skill in using the techniques in the form freely. 569 more words




That’s how I imagined it must have sounded when my student said there was a noise in his head right after I flicked the back of my palm against the side of his head. 156 more words


STOP the Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

(WARNING: You may find some photos extremely distressing.)

September, the signal of the beginning of dolphin drive hunting in Taiji, Japan. Usually, it continues from September to April. 562 more words



On 15 Sep 2017 I began to read Carlo Rovelli’s Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

I love the book. As I read the first chapter I wondered why no one would write a brief summary or perhaps overview of Grandmaster Wei Shuren’s book on the 22-form. 388 more words


Finding Tai Chi Land

I just finished reading a book on physics, specifically gravity. In conducting research on Tai Chi an understanding of the science of gravity can be helpful. 443 more words