This week someone asked me to teach him some sword, sabre, staff, applications and sparring. He was a competitive fencer as a young man, so it will be interesting. It will be good to see if my body can do what it needs. Also, to see how I have softened (or not) over the twoContinue reading “Words and swords”
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There is a line that comes to me at least once every week. Like so many things that have made a deep impression on me, and changed the way I go about my daily life, they were first spoken by my late T’ai Chi grandmaster John Kells. He said, ‘Softness is when our physicality noContinue reading “Softness”
A place to practice
It’s been a while since I posted. There was a huge fire where I lived and I lost my studio, half of all my possessions, my community, place in nature and the river, which had been my home for 8 years. But I am well, no one was hurt and life has changed in soContinue reading “A place to practice”
We need time and space to practice skills.
Sincerity, simplicity and practice.
T’ai Chi and health
Collated reports from medical studies on the health benefits of T’ai Chi Ch’uan.
Two sides of the mountain
Yin and yang are always in transformation.
T’ai Chi and working with nature
The correct touch in T’ai Chi and working with the natural world are essentially the same.
Energy lives in the present moment.
In praise of difficulty
An alternative to frictionless surfaces and the idea of making everything easy.