Yep. Martial arts are (virtually) popular, but here’s the (real) thing

With the popularity of martial arts in the movies and in gaming, wouldn’t it be nice to know what the real thing is . . . . and actually do it . . . . with your body? And wouldn’t it be best to learn from the best? That’s what you get if you were introduced to Martial Arts masters like Xu Guo Ming. A 40-year-plus practitioner and teacher of a number of styles of Chinese Internal Martial Arts, Master George, as we call him, is well known and loved for his style of teaching and his knowledge of Chinese Martial Arts. I just finished producing an instructional video of Master Xu lecturing and demonstrating his Read More …

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 activity. Background: I returned after 10 days training retreat and exposed practice partners to using different muscles to feel more connectivity. I had usually been focusing on using mind to move, but also on changing the body in subtle ways of movement. Afterwards, B wrote: “I have to say I am a little sore from the workout yesterday. … How in the world do you do it for 6 hours a day?” Me: “You got me Read More …