Raising the spirit

Some birthday thoughts from me from exactly two years ago, appropriate now, too. Here we are, a few weeks later than I’d hoped, some notes from a wonderful conversation with everyone around the table last Aberdeenshire teaching trip, and also the bones of what I taught, beyond the physical T’ai Chi, last time. This isContinue reading “Raising the spirit”

Why we’re not on Youtube

‘But if you’re a good T’ai Chi school why don’t you have tons of videos for us (for free) on Youtube?’ Here’s a few answers. 1: I would prefer to produce an online course that is of real benefit to people, rather than procure a scattergun selection of the best -looking clips. Both myself andContinue reading “Why we’re not on Youtube”

The broccoli seed agreement

Hi friends,  I hope this finds you well, wherever you are. These are hard times for almost everyone, at least those of us not insulated from life by immense wealth and perfect health. Meanwhile I have been studying, learning and practising in new ways. Something I came across very recently in a course, is postedContinue reading “The broccoli seed agreement”

Taiji People

This just in from our great friend, T’ai Chi Master Sam Masich. He has been editing film he has shot over many years and has produced 3 episodes of  ‘Taiji People’. Have a look below and find the others on Youtube too. ‘In this, the third episode of Taiji People, I visit world renowned taijiquanContinue reading “Taiji People”

Taichi, what’s in a name?

The name of our martial art, ‘T’ai Chi Ch’uan’ (or taiji quan in Pinyin) literally translates as ‘supreme ultimate fist’ or ‘great polarity boxing’, but in reality cannot simply be transformed into anything meaningful in English without a bit of backstory. Luckily etymology is one of my favourite diversions… Ch’uan or quan translates as ‘fist’,Continue reading “Taichi, what’s in a name?”