Tag Archives: Standing

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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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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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the last ten years of teaching Taiji full-time I have had the pleasure of meeting many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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Get Up Stand Up – the power of standing still

Zhan zhuang, more commonly referred to simply as ‘Standing’, is surely the Marmite of internal arts practise.  You either love it or hate it. In spite of this it is arguably one of the most, if not the most, effective … Continue reading

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