Category Archives: Chen Bing

Taiji: basic movements patterns and body coherence

  When I was a college student I used to give guitar lessons. It was a great way to earn money without being too time consuming and I soon realised that I really liked the teaching process, not to mention … Continue reading

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An Interview with Chen Bing

‘After ten years of training Laojia all day, everyday, it only took me 2 and ½ hours to learn Xinjia’ says Chen Bing smiling at us. ‘It’s easy!’ he adds, ‘once you know the basics’. Everyone groans, because inevitably this … Continue reading

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Learning how to learn

After an immensely enjoyable weekend of learning Lindy Hop with my partner in Bristol recently and with our intense Tai Chi retreat with Chen Bing in Greece looming beautifully on the horizon I have been mulling over the art of … Continue reading

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Taiji Almighty – Training with Chen Bing

First published in Winter 2013/14 edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine “First, you have to find your body.” Calm and cool Chen Bing looks at each of us in turn. After patiently watching us carefully demonstrate the opening … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Taiji

“To learn Taijiquan means to educate oneself”  Chen Xiao Wang For me Taijiquan is something that cannot be taught in the traditional sense but instead something that must be learned by the student. So as an active Taiji instructor I feel … Continue reading

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Funny Feet?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling when after a long journey to some tropical destination you joyously remove your shoes and take a stroll barefooted along the beach with the cool sea lapping languidly at your toes. It is blissful. … Continue reading

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Training with Master Chen – 2014

The first time I met Chen Xiao Wang was back in 2002. I had already been practising Yang style Taiji for about 4 years when one of my fellow students invited me to go with him up to Reading for … Continue reading

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