Category Archives: taijiquan

Natural Movement Retreat, 7-12 January 2019, Morocco

As the nights are now drawing in and the temperature starts to drop, Antonia and I are really looking forward to running our retreat in Morocco in January. We both love Morocco and the prospect of warm winter sunshine combined … Continue reading

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The Scholar Warrior Podcast

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Robin Gamble for the Scholar Warrior Podcast. You can check it out here:

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Taiji: basic movement 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 the … 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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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Last year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang during his annual week of training in Reading hosted by Karel and Eva. (1) I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any … Continue reading

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Making mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes or so the saying goes. There is often a lot of common sense in these old adages and this one certainly rings true, for wisdom comes from experience and experience comes from making mistakes. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang – Part 1

‘Learning Taijiquan means to educate oneself. It is like slowly advancing from primary school to university. As time passes, more and more knowledge is gained. Without the foundations of primary school and secondary school, one will not be able to … Continue reading

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