Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spiraling and boring-in during centering

During tonight’s advanced Taijiquan class, I was centering with Marc on long bricks.  Since Marc has developed a good root, and I have taught him all my centering stratagems, I was having trouble with him.  I am working on a … Continue reading

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Knife attack in a school

Today’s events at a school in a Pittsburgh suburb demonstrate once again that despite our best hopes we sometimes find ourselves in a dangerous world.  A kid wielding two knives cut 20 some people.  In such situations, the most important … Continue reading

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Butting

In last night’s taijiquan class we analyzed two of the four faults mentioned by Yang, Ban Hou in Treatise 3.5 (from Yang, Jwing Ming’s Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style). The fault of resistance is using too much force … Continue reading

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