A conversation between teacher and learner

Here is a brief exchange over email between a DTC member and myself that reveals our thinking about a subject central to learning tai chi. I welcome questions and comments because it stimulates concrete conversation which serves as a knowledge-building Read More …

Tai Chi is like Poetry

Tai chi is like poetry. It’s brief To the point Analogous to life Metaphorical in meaning Condensed Immersive Suddenly real Precise Efficient Specialized Poignant Honed Lyrical Rhythmic Broad in scope Minute in scope Memorable and lasting. Like poetry.

George Xu and the art of the predator

Internal Martial Arts practitioner, George (Guo Ming) Xu, has been sharing a theory with his students from some years now, and during that time has also been developing a system to complement his explanations of how martial arts work. Lately, Read More …

Doing snake creeps down in silk reeling and an application with Master George Xu

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Tai Chi can help address pain and “clenching.” But how? Here’s one thought for practice.

I sometimes see pain as a sign of the body or brain talking to you, trying to get your attention, telling you to listen. If you have a painful joint or muscle, it might hurt because it’s doing more than Read More …

10 tips for beginning tai chi practice

Whether you’re sure you want to do tai chi or not, here are things you can consider to help find out if it’s the right thing for you. But DO NOT take someone else’s word for it one way or Read More …

What I like about single basic moves in tai chi practice

Tai chi basics, including “single basic moves” are employed to train for specific objectives, such as loosening, relaxing and strengthening joints, ligaments and tendons, all of which are exclusive offerings of the tai chi exercise system. What I like about Read More …