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?”

Event reviews

Review of Push Hands Hannover for Taichi Chuan and Oriental Arts Magazine: As a newbie to The International Push Hands Meet, what can I say? Ronnie Robinson asked me to write a personal view probably because I’m not an ‘old hand’, and I have to say that I will certainly be back again next yearContinue reading “Event reviews”


Updated March 2023 For Beginners The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan – The Literary Tradition, Lo/Inn /Amacker/Foe (trans.), North Atlantic Books (1979). (A slim, concise edition of the classics) T’ai Chi Ch’uan – Becoming One with the Tao, Petra & Toyo Kobayashi, Tuttle Martial Arts (2008). (This excellent illustrated book is ideal as a textContinue reading “READING LIST”